This third installment of Clarke's Odyssey series pales in comparison to the earlier two. Nothing much happens in this book except for the revelation that a mountain-sized diamond crashed into Europa (and even that is not really an impressive plot). Floyd's excursion to Halley's Comet does not seem to serve any critical purpose. Galaxy's being hijacked and subsequent crash landing are also quite awkward.
Overall, this whole book just feels a bit unnecessary. I guess at the age of 70, when Clarke wrote the book, one's imagination would naturally be going downhill......Continua