Find Your Next Favorite Book
Our Money-Back Guarantee

ISBN: 0007290020 / ISBN-13: 9780007290024

The Last Theorem

by

The final work from the brightest star in science fiction's galaxy. Arthur C Clarke, who predicted the advent of communication satellites and author ... Show synopsis

Find your copy

Buy it from  $0.99
Buy new from  $10.15

Change currency
  • The Last Theorem (HarperVoyager) – Mass-market paperback (2009)
    by Arthur C. Clarke, Frederik Pohl

    The Last Theorem

    Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager
    2009
    448 pages

    ISBN: 0007290020
    ISBN-13: 9780007290024

    The final work from the brightest star in science fiction's galaxy. Arthur C Clarke, who predicted the advent of communication satellites and author of 2001: A Space Odyssey completes a lifetime career in science fiction with a masterwork. 30 light years away, a race known simply as the One Point Fives are plotting a dangerous invasion plan, one that will wipe humankind off the face of the Earth...Meanwhile, in Sri Lanka, a young astronomy student, Ranjit Subramanian, becomes obsessed with a three-hundred-year-old theorem ... Show more

  • 1. Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager, 2009

    $0.99
    List price: $17.75
    You save: $16.76 (94%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    IN, USA

    Description: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on...

    Show details
  • 2. Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager, 2009

    $0.99
    List price: $17.75
    You save: $16.76 (94%)

    Add to Cart

    Description: Good. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on...

    Show details
  • 3. Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager, 2009

    $2.39
    List price: $17.75
    You save: $15.36 (87%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    NY, USA

    Description: Used-Good. Book in good or better condition. Dispatched same...

    Show details
  • 4. Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager, 2009

    $10.15
    List price: $17.75
    You save: $7.60 (43%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    New

    Ships from:
    NJ, USA

    Description: New Book. Shipped from UK in 4 to 14 days. Established seller...

    Show details
  • 5. Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager, 2009

    $10.99
    List price: $17.75
    You save: $6.76 (38%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    FIFE, UNITED KINGDOM

    Description: Good. Ships from the UK. Shows some signs of wear, and may have...

    Show details
  • 6. Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager, 2009

    $10.99
    List price: $17.75
    You save: $6.76 (38%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Very Good

    Ships from:
    UNITED KINGDOM

    Description: This book is in VERY GOOD overall condition, with only minor...

    Show details
  • 7. Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager, 2009

    $10.99
    List price: $17.75
    You save: $6.76 (38%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Very Good

    Ships from:
    LINCS, UNITED KINGDOM

    Description: *** QUALITY EX LIBRARY COPY***IN VERY GOOD GENERAL CONDITION**...

    Show details
  • 8. Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager, 2009

    $10.99
    List price: $17.75
    You save: $6.76 (38%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Very Good

    Ships from:
    WEST SUSSEX, UNITED KINGDOM

    Description: Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition...

    Show details
  • 9. Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager, 2009

    $10.99
    List price: $17.75
    You save: $6.76 (38%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    MIDDLESEX, UNITED KINGDOM

    Description: Good. Edges rubbed. " Shipped from the UK " Cover image may vary.

    Show details
  • 10. Mass-market paperback, HarperVoyager, 2009

    $10.99
    List price: $17.75
    You save: $6.76 (38%)

    Add to Cart

    Condition:
    Good

    Ships from:
    CARMS, UNITED KINGDOM

    Description: Good. All orders are dispatched within 1 working day from our...

    Show details

Reviews of The Last Theorem

Overall customer rating: 3.000
TheOtherBill

Starts fast, but slows towards end.

by TheOtherBill on Oct 30, 2008

I would recommend this book with some reservations. For SF readers, the book is a "must read" by a pair of the great names in the genre. The pluses are intriguing ideas and polished writing--but it was difficult for me care about what happened to the characters after 200 pages. The book becomes more of an essay (or allegory) than a novel. Character and pacing were sacrificed to concept. The book might have been better if an editor could have convinced these two legendary authors to cut out 100 or even 150 pages from what is probably their last book (Clark died in 2008 and Pohl was in his 80's or 90's)--but they wanted to get in their last word. The writers set the stage very well in the early chapters, but they didn't sustain my concern for their characters as people, and the pacing did not propel the narrative. With those problems the book could not overcome the lack of suspense--the ending always seemed inevitable.

Read more...
Love it or hate it? Review it now

Discussions about The Last Theorem

Start a new discussion
  1. What's on your mind? Review post guidelines

Join Today!

Share your ideas with other community members

Create account

Already a member?

Log in now

Get $300 in coupons and other goodies. Sign up for newsletter No, thank you.

You're signed up (and we you). Watch for our Welcome e-mail and your first coupon. Thanks!