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Animal Farm
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This Book is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
While social classes mostly don't exist in the future, there were people considered "super citizens" which Poole reflects that George Orwell was right. This is a reference to the line in Animal Farm that, "All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." (Chapter 10)

Dracula
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This Book is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Wearing his wings for his low-gravity flight lesson, Poole makes a Dracula joke that no one gets (Chapter 10).

Hammer of the Witches (Malleus Maleficarum)
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This Book is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Khan refers to this as one of the most revolting books ever published (Chapter 19).

Holy Bible

This Book is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
While trying to decide if he should have his hair permanently removed, Poole mentions the story of Samson from the Book of Judges in the Bible. No one from 3001 knows what he is talking about (Chapter 6).
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Moby-Dick
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This Book is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
One of the creations of Aurora McAuley of the Society of Creative Anachronisms is a life-sized Moby Dick (Chapter 11).

More Poems
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This Book is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Section V of this book begins with a Housman poem: The toil of all that be / Helps not the Primal fault; / It rains into the sea, / And still the sea is salt.

On Thousand and One Nights (Arabian Nights)
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This Book is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Flying through a virtual landscape on Draco, Poole and Aurora see Ali Baba shaking his fist at them as the fly by (Chapter 12).

Profiles of the Future
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This Book is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
In an act of self-reference, Poole mentions "someone one said that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic" (Chapter 5). This is actually the third law from Clark's Three Laws, so Clarke actually has Poole remember something that he wrote himself.

Stranger in a Strange Land
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This Book is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Poole considers himself "A Stranger in a Strange Time" as a paraphrase of the title of this book (Chapter 13).

Walking
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This Book is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
When finally visiting the Earth's surface, Poole sees a sign in Africa that reads, "In wildness is the preservation of the world" which is from this essay (Chapter 32).

It refers to these movie series...

Jurassic Park

This Movie Series is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
While it turns out only to be a realistic looking robot, Poole is extremely surprised when he sees a raptor (dinosaur) which he recognizes from the Jurassic Park movie series (Chapter 9).
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It refers to these musicals...

Swan Lake
composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

This Musical is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Poole gets to see this ballet, but several of the characters are able to actually fly during the performance because it takes place in low gravity (Chapter 10).

It refers to these plays...

Phaedo
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This Play is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Khan mentions this Dialogue of Plato to Poole, specifically referencing the ghost of Socrates and Phaedo's famous address (Chapter 19).

It refers to these book series...

Conan

This Book Series is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Anderson mentions that the period of time Poole comes from was barbaric, and Poole tells her to call him Conan (the Barbarian). She doesn't get the joke because the only Conan she knows is Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (Chapter 12).
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Sherlock Holmes

This Book Series is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Not getting the Conan the Barbarian Joke made by Poole, Anderson says the only Conan she knows is the one who wrote the Sherlock Holmes books (Chapter 13).
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It refers to these television series...

Star Trek

This Television Series is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Trying to make Poole comfortable, he was provided with episodes from each of the Star Trek series (ST:TOS and ST:TNG), and Poole even remembers meeting both Patrick Stewart and Leonard Nimoy (Chapter 5). Later in the book, the concept of the "Prime Directive" from the show is joked about (Chapter 21).
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Star Trek: The Next Generation

This Television Series is referred to by 3001: The Final Odyssey written by Arthur C. Clarke part of Space Odyssey
Trying to make Poole comfortable, he was provided with episodes from each of the Star Trek series (ST:TOS and ST:TNG), and Poole even remembers meeting both Patrick Stewart and Leonard Nimoy (Chapter 5). Later in the book, the concept of the "Prime Directive" from the show is joked about (Chapter 21).
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