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  1. says:

    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

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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 first contact with aliensI do wish there was a bit but it seems like I always do Nevertheless the ending was pretty satisfying would recommend

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

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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 awards upon

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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 beautiful

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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 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 fe

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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 genius to realize its artificial origin Luckily there was a spaceship nearby to catch up with

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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 this novel

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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 leading to the creation of the Spaceguard system for detecting future asteroids well in advance of collision s

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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 li

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Ll kindle their Rendezvous with Kindle 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 door Rendezvous With Rama starts off where lesser books would climax To begin with parts of Italy are wiped out by an asteroid leading to the creation of the Spaceguard system for detecting future asteroids well in advance of collision so that preventative measures can be taken Along comes another huge object initially mistaken for another asteroid but as it draws nearer turns out to be a ginormous spaceship with no apparent mean of propulsion The ship is given the named Rama and the crew of Earth s survey ship Endeavour land on it and enter to investigateThis is the father of the popular Big Dumb Object sci fi trope which features humongous alien artifacts befuddling humanity when they are discovered or unexpectedly show up I just reread this book immediately after finishing another BDO classic Gateway by Frederik Pohl Gateway totally confounded my expectation because while it features a BDO the focus of the book is on the impact of this object on the life of the protagonist Being confounded in this case is not too unpleasant as Gateway is a good though provoking read However it still left me with a hankering for some BDO adventure and Rendezvous With Rama provided this in spades This book really is what it says on the tin and if you are in the market for some jaw dropping sense of wonder this is the one to pick upArthur C Clarke was a stupendous writer of sf unlike a lot of scientist sf authors he could write with excellent transparency and clarity of vision He is particularly brilliant at describing the minutiae of space voyages just the simple act of walking up and down stairs in near zero gravity can become a vivid and fascinating adventure in his stories Certainly with Rama Clarke gets a lot of millage from the cylindrical shape of Rama the gravitational and centrifugal effects the weather the visual impact of the north and south poles the sea as a cylindrical band etc My favourite Rama art by Jim BurnsThat said it is worth noting that this is a novel of exploration not essentially a pulse pounding action adventure on a dangerous planet although there is an element of that also The emphasis is on the sense of wonder than sense of danger There are many vividly imagined scenes in this book so clearly described that if you do an image search for Rendezvous With Rama on on Google you will find uite a few excellent artworks inspired by this book a similar search on Youtube will also yield uite a few fan made videos this short student film is my favroriteAs usual Clarke did not write with literary flourishes and characterization was clearly not a priority for him I find the central characters of this book almost interchangeable in their blandness However I am not sure this is a weakness of Clarke s writing because his books are generally not very long and by not allocating many pages on developing the characters he is able to do a lot of world building describing the minutiae and implications of his settings and a spring a few surprises on his readers from his plotting I feel that Rendezvous With Rama complements Phol s Gateway very nicely one is about the BDO the other is about the psychological impact of a BDO I recommend reading both Another view of Rama don t know who it s by sorry

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Rendezvous with Rama

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 a space p 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 first contact with aliensI do wish there was a bit but it seems like I always do Nevertheless the ending was pretty satisfying would recommend

Free read ´ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ó Arthur C. Clarke

Robe 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 intelligence It wi 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