2061: Odyssey Three by Arthur C. Clarke is a 279-page hardcover published in 1988 by Ballantine Books, and is a stated first edition. The dust jacket has small open tears along the top edge and is price-clipped. Inside, the book is in very good condition.
Only rarely does a novelist weave a tapestry so compelling that it captures the imagination of the entire world. But that is precisely what Arthur C. Clarke accomplished with 2001: a space odyssey.
Is even more unusual that an author is able to compliment so well received an invention with an equally successful sequel. But Arthur Clark's 2010: odyssey two enthralled a huge audience worldwide.
Now, 2061: odyssey three, Arthur C. Clarke revisits the most famous future ever imagined, as two exhibitions in space are inextricably tangled by human necessity in the immutable laws of physics. And Heywood Floyd, survivor of two previous encounters with the mysterious monoliths, must once again confront Dave Bowman or whatever Bowman has become--a newly-independent HAL, and the power of an alien race that has decided Humanity is to play a part in the evolution of the galaxy whether it wishes to or not.