The Last Theorem
by Arthur C. Clarke
Review by Ernest Lilley
Del Rey Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 9780345470218
Date: 05 August 2008 List Price $27.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /
The Last Theorem is Arthur C. Clarke's last book, written with colleague Frederik Pohl and published just a few months after his death in March 2008. It's Clarke to the core, reprising many of the themes he's developed over his career, from advanced aliens tending the galaxy's crop of intelligent beings to the construction of a space elevator and the development of world government. It's more reassuringly Clarke than earth shatteringly so, but as a result its a good capstone for one of SF's most beloved voices. Kudos to Frederick Pohl for bringing Arthur's voice to life one last time. From official release/information:
From publicity material: The Last Theorem is a story of one man's mathematical obsession, and a celebration of the human spirit and the scientific method. It is also a gripping intellectual thriller in which humanity, facing extermination from all-but-omnipotent aliens, the Grand Galactics, must overcome differences of politics and religion and come together ... or perish.
(Source: Del Rey)