2061 - Odyssey Three

2061: Odyssey Three, Clarke's third novel in the series.

2061: Odyssey Three is Arthur C. Clarke's third novel in the Space Odyssey series. It was preceded by 2010: Odyssey Two. The novel contains a storyline about Heywood Floyd's adventures in space, which take him from the 2061 returning of Halley's Comet to Jupiter's moon Europa.


Two different space missions, one to Halley's Comet and one to Europa, both end up becoming a rescue mission as the Universe spaceship travels to the aid of Galaxy, which is trapped on Europa. During the rescue, Mount Zeus is found, which is a diamond mountain on Europa.


The novel was followed by the final in the series: 3001: The Final Odyssey.