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    It's odd to think that this book was published 40 years ago I don't know why that strikes me as strange but it does It's tempting for me to call this book Traditional Science Fiction Or Classic Science Fiction or something along those lines But what I really mean to say is that this is a story where the science is one of the central aspects of the story The basic premise of the story is In the future humanity finds a alien spacecr

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    I've been trying to read classic sci fi and my experience has been very hit and miss so far But this was a very interesting take on the whole fi

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    Mysterious and engaging classic science fictionI first read this back in high school we'll just say a LONG time ago Since

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    Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C ClarkeRendezvous with Rama is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C Clarke first published in 1973 Set in the 2130's the story involves a 50 kilometre 31 mile cylindrical alien starship that enters the Solar System The story is told from the point of view of a group of human explorers who intercept the ship in an attempt to unlock its mysteries The novel won both the Hugo and Nebula aw

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    Ladies have you ever heard the advice that the you cover up the sexier you are? Forgo the plunging neckline for the small keyhole Let the boys use their imagination Hint but don’t show Clarke evidently had He dressed this book in a turtleneck elbow length gloves trousers work boots and one of those hats with ear flaps There is barely any flesh showing What does show is intriguing – a mysterious spaceship a

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    An enormous alien structure enters our solar system and a team is dispatched to explore it before it drifts away and is lo

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    We the humanity see uite a lot of comets and meteors flying around So in the future fairly distant nobody cared much about yet another such visitor until astronomers realized it had an ideal cylindrical form At this point it did not take a gen

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    There was just enough detail to go with the all the mystery behind the alien ship hurtling through the solar system to make Arthur C Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama an engaging and thought provoking read Other than a spaceflight to intercept and explore the huge Raman spacecraft there’s very little action in

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    Rendezvous With Rama starts off where lesser books would climax To begin with parts of Italy are wiped out by an asteroid le

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    If you're into stuff like this you can read the full reviewWorkmanlike Prose Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C ClarkeAh yes Rama I actually read this with a torch under the blankets in an intense all nighter back in the day What I like about this book in retrospect is its complete lack of compromise as a work of SF Charact

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Rendezvous with Rama

A space probe confirms the unthinkable Rama is no natural object It is incredibly an interstellar spacecraft Space explorers and planet bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien. An enormous alien structure enters our solar system and a team is dispatched to explore it before it drifts away and is lost forever What will humanity discover after its Rendezvous with RamaYears ago I decided I needed to read hard science fiction Then I read Ringworld and was so uninterested that I uit my hard sf uest before it began Months ago a copy of Rendezvous with Rama fell into my clutches I decided to give it a try despite my fears that it would be another Ringworld a book where the concept far outweighs the story Well the concepts behind Rendezvous with Rama do outweigh the story but I found it far superior to Ringworld a much enjoyable reading experience As near as I can tell Rendezvous with Rama is the first Big Dumb Object or Megastructure if you prefer science fiction novel For that reason alone I d say it s worth a read Hell that s why I read itThe characters are weak but I think that s actually an asset for a story like this My problem with Ringworld was that I didn t find any of the characters likeable and that overshadowed any sense of discovery I would have felt as they explored Ringworld In Rama the characters take a back seat to the Big Dumb Object from the first page Clarke s writing is workmanlike but does a surprisingly good job at conveying the wonder and majesty of Rama as the team explores it As things heat up the closer Rama gets to the sun see what I did there the book really takes offWith today s special effects technology I think it would be fantastic if an adaptation was filmed like a faux documentary Like that Mermaid one National Geographic put out only not so cheeseyI liked it but I didn t love it There s not a lot of plot or character development Or action for that matter Now that I ve read it I respect its place in the hard science fiction pantheon but the sense of wonder doesn t make up for its shortcomings so a three is as high as I can give it

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Intelligence It will kindle their wildest dreams and fan their darkest fears For no one knows who the Ramans are or why they have come And now the moment of rendezvous awaits just behind a Raman airlock doo. We the humanity see uite a lot of comets and meteors flying around So in the future fairly distant nobody cared much about yet another such visitor until astronomers realized it had an ideal cylindrical form At this point it did not take a genius to realize its artificial origin Luckily there was a spaceship nearby to catch up with the guest named Rama before it disappears into depths of space This is the story about the ship s crew exploring dead alien derelict and the reaction of the rest of the humans to their findings The real rating is not 5 stars by the way it is only 45 The characters were uite flat and not exactly life like For this reason I understand why some readers did not like the book It is however not about people It is about incomprehensible wonders of alien technology just hasty brief glimpses of itThis sense of wonder present through the whole book and that is the reason for the high rating I can only recall one other science fiction book which has the same sense of alien wonders Roadside Picnic Red s Zone adventures to be exact Arthur C Clark does outstanding job between being descriptive but not overly so His descriptions are brief enough to never become boring yet they always give you good picture of what the explorers see This takes some real skill to accomplish Modern popular writers fall into two extremes when it comes to descriptions non stop absolutely unnecessary long ones George RR Martin or no descriptions whatsoever Steven Erikson My advice to both of these guys read this book and learn Read it one time and learn better Continue reading it until you are able to deliver an excellent tale in under 150 pages So if you are looking for great flawed characters look elsewhere Otherwise the story is really good and highly recommended The common wisdom is that the following books are much weaker Unlike this one they are written in collaboration with Gentry Lee and collaborations rarely work in my opinion Reading the descriptions of the book 2 and its reviews I became convinced that I am not interested to continue the series Fortunately first book works well as a standalone

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At first only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama It is huge weighing than ten trillion tons And it is hurtling through the solar system at an inconceivable speed Then. It s odd to think that this book was published 40 years ago I don t know why that strikes me as strange but it does It s tempting for me to call this book Traditional Science Fiction Or Classic Science Fiction or something along those lines But what I really mean to say is that this is a story where the science is one of the central aspects of the story The basic premise of the story is In the future humanity finds a alien spacecraft and investigates it A lot of the joy of exploration comes from the theory of how a spaceship might really work in terms of physics How could you generate gravity on a spaceship How would it travel What would the aliens be like What would the purpose of these various pieces of the ships be Such as for example a large body of water or featureless buildings on an islandIt s an interesting story but probably mostly interesting for people interested in the genuine science of interstellarinterplanetary travelFor example if you enjoyed The Martian you have a good chance of liking this book But be warned the pacing is much different than The Martian It s not First Person It s not conversational It s not painfully technical but it was written in a different ageOf particular interest to me was the fact that many of the smaller plot arcs of the books were very short By which I mean to say that when a problem arises in the story the resolution comes very soon afterwards That limits the tension of the story somewhat as you don t have time to get too worried over anything before it s fixed Lastly it s important to note that this book ends with many uestions unanswered But the good news is that there are two books in the series that will explore those uestions further and I trust Clarke to pay me off with good answers by the end of the seriesLater edit I read the seuel and I have to retract my previous statement The follow up book severely damaged my opinion of this book to the point where I don t know if I would reccomend it any So if you were considering reading this book based on my review you might want to read this first in order to get the whole story

  • Paperback
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  • Rendezvous with Rama
  • Arthur C. Clarke
  • English
  • 18 May 2018
  • 9781857231588

About the Author: Arthur C. Clarke

Arthur Charles Clarke was one of the most important and influential figures in 20th century science fiction He spent the first half of his life in England where he served in World War Two as a radar operator before emigrating to Ceylon in 1956 He is best known for the novel and movie 2001 A Space Odyssey which he co created with the assistance of Stanley KubrickClarke was a graduate of King