YMMV: The Space Odyssey Series

  • Sequelitis: The Space Odyssey novels arguably decline in quality with each installment. 2061 had many of the same kinds of tiresome scenes about hanging out with celebrities that Rama II did, and 3001 was widely criticized for bringing Frank Poole back from the dead, making the aliens malicious, ripping off the "computer virus" idea from Independence Daynote , and being an unusually short novel whose length was padded out by being printed in large type.