The final odyssey written by Clarke 30 years after the first book of the series. Nearly a thousand years later the body of astronaut Frank Poole (who was kicked into deep space by HUL in 2001) is recovered by a crew of space workers, near the reaches of Neptune, on its way to leave the Solar System. 3001 features the black monolith as do all the books and movies in this series. This book takes place a thousand years in the future from the initial venture of the spaceship Discovery to the planet Jupiter. The book discusses techniques available in the year 3001 AD also shows the history of man kind.