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Rendezvous with Rama By Arthur C. Clarke, Rendezvous with Rama Rendezvous with Rama Adventure, Mystery, Sci Fi A team of astronauts is sent on a mission to explore a giant interstellar spaceship hurtling toward the sun Based on the novel by Arthur C Clarke. Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C Rama s unsolved mysteries are tantalizing indeed Rendezvous with Rama is fast moving, fascinating, and a must read for science fiction fans Clarke collaborated with Gentry Lee in writing several Rama sequels, beginning with Rama II. Rendezvous with Rama Rama, by Arthur C Clarke Jun , Rendezvous with Rama, Arthur C Clarke Rendezvous with Rama is a science fiction novel by British writer Arthur C Clarke first published in Set in the s, the story involves a kilometre mi cylindrical alien starship that enters the Solar System. Rendezvous with Rama Video Apr , Storyline Rama is a vast alien spacecraft that enters the Solar System, A perfect cylinder some fifty kilometres long, spinning rapidly, racing through space, Rama is a technological marvel, a mysterious and deeply enigmatic alien artifact It is Mankind s first visitor from the stars and must be Rendezvous with Rama Rama Series by Arthur C Clarke Rendezvous with Rama is a big idea book in the classic tradition of hard science fiction Rama is a gigantic space station, seemingly dead for hundreds of thousands of years, that enters our solar system in a future when humankind has colonized all of the habitable moons and planets. Rendezvous with Rama Arthur C Clarke Jan , As for Rendezvous With Rama, I enjoyed the jaunt across a strange alien artifact of astonishing technology, possibly some alien escape pod that was to pass through Sol s solar system, which included one space faring civilization, Earth s, and then to vanish as suddenly as it appeared, headed on some strange mission already planned for it, how many ages ago, no own knows. Rendezvous with Rama Rama, book by Arthur C Clarke In , a new celestial body is discovered heading toward the Sun Earthlings name this object Rama a vast cylinder, about miles long and miles across, with a mass of at least ten trillion tons The spaceship Endeavor, directed by Commander Bill Norton, lands on Rama

  • Title: Rendezvous with Rama
  • Author: Arthur C. Clarke
  • ISBN: 9781857231588
  • Page: 126
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 probe confirms the unthinkable Rama is no natural object It is, incredibly, an interstellar spacecraft Space explorers and planet bound scientistsAt 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 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 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 door.
    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 s

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    1. 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 fr [...]

    2. Mysterious and engaging, classic science fiction.I first read this back in high school, we ll just say a LONG time ago Since then the concepts, ideas and themes surrounding this archetypal work of science fiction have been a huge influence on works in this genre Clarke first published this Hugo and Nebula award winner in 1972 The first works that I think of that was influenced by RWR is John Varley s excellent Titan series, first coming out in 1979 His influence on Ridley Scott s Alien, also rel [...]

    3. 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 flower, an unknown destination, buildings with no doors or windows, living [...]

    4. 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 Rama Years ago, I decided I needed to read hard science fiction Then I read Ringworld and was so uninterested that I quit my hard sf quest 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 wher [...]

    5. 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 2130s, the story involves a 50 kilometre 31 mi 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 its release, and is regarded as one of the cornerstones in C [...]

    6. 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 [...]

    7. For heaven s sake, don t expect great writing from this book For all his talent, Clarke wasn t a wordsmith heck, even Asimov could write better Instead, simply glory in one of the cleverest conceits you will ever read an encounter with an alien civilisation in which the aliens are absent and there is no convenient universal translator to explain things Slowly you can begin to piece things together, keeping maybe one step ahead of the astronauts, but you become aware that trying to understand Ram [...]

    8. i like world building in science fiction and fantasy in these modern times, extensive world building is commonly derided it is often seen as a lazy way to create a world, telling not showing, an author so in love with something they ve built that they just want to describe instead of allowing the reader to slowly experience i understand that point of view world building can often be seen as a glorified, masturbatory info dump but for some reason, it just doesn t bother me too much i think this i [...]

    9. This book was SO BORING Wow I did not care about any of these characters, they were only slightly different demeanor wise, which I guess could be believable among astronauts, but it made for a really lacking characterization element.Even during parts of the plot where danger was ensuing I felt no sense of danger I had no feelings of hoping that the character in danger survived In this novel women hardly served a further purpose than to be a distraction for or sleep with the men Sure they carried [...]

    10. I originally read this in junior high, when I first eagerly devoured all the writings of the Big 3 This reread is part of a project to revisit the classics I read in my youth, now with my pesky adult brain in tow.Rendezvous with Rama is pretty much the prototype for what people complain about when they say they don t make em like they used to It is also, by consequence, exactly what others are criticizing when they say they shouldn t make em like that any It is essentially a hard sci fi narrativ [...]

    11. This is one of my all time favorite science fiction novels Arthur C Clarke s 1973 classic made a clean sweep of the genre s awards, winning the Campbell, Hugo, Jupiter, and Nebula awards The concept of the story is brilliant The planet sized, spinning, cylindrical world of Rama is the star of the story, featuring a sea that circles the inside of the cylinder The visuals created by Clarke were stunning What will mankind make of this interstellar traveling alien world I loved it, couldn t put it d [...]

    12. But at least we have answered one ancient question We are not alone The stars will never again be the same to us I remember promising to read classic SciFi books last 2014 and so far I ve failed I can only remember the Ender series I haven t even read the last book of the original quintet and The Martian being my classic SciFi reads since 2014 I have a vast interest in space, aliens, space opera well SciFi in general but I have to honest and say that I m a but intimidated to tackle the hardcore [...]

    13. Rendezvous With Rama is the best and worst of classic pulp science fiction The sciencey stuff is neato and the plot is exciting philosophically, it raises some good questions But the prose is functional at best, and the characters are wooden If you can get past that, it s a great book If you can t, most science fiction is maybe not for you.Clarke is given to breathless, pulpy sentences like this It was a good plan and it failed completely Which, I mean, I appreciate a good pulpy sentence, but it [...]

    14. 5.0 stars One of the best first contact novels ever The ability of Clarke to bring a high level of detail regarding the mechanics of the expedition without having the story get bogged down is a rare thing This novel succeeds brilliantly HIGHLY RECOMMENDED Winner Hugo Award for Best Science Fiction NovelWinner Nebula Award for Best Science Fiction NovelWinner Locus Award for Best Science Fiction NovelWinner tie John W Campbell Award for Best Science Fiction NovelWinner British Science Fiction Awa [...]

    15. This book was my introduction to Arthur C Clarke, and I happened to read it just before he died I wasn t sure what to expect My friend lent me his copy, which was printed in the early 90 s and looked pretty pulpy And the title But I really enjoyed it Written in the 70 s, but the science wasn t painfully outdated, except he hadn t foreseen just how small and complicated our computers would become even in a few years Not badly written for a scientist, and he passes my sexism test I frowned a littl [...]

    16. I wouldn t necessarily say I m a scientific person I didn t do so great in science classes in high school fuck you, Chemistry outside of Biology because that biology makes sense and because, I dunno, that whole science thing can be so boring to me There s a lot of numbers, and I remember something about a mole bridge, and most things are pretty black and white and I m the kind of kid that likes gray areas It s a wonder that my boyfriend and I were even friends, ever, let alone in a relationship [...]

    17. Ovu knjigu bi volio da sam pro itao kad sam bio mla i , jer mislim da bi mi se onda jo vi e dopao.Meni se dopao lagani Klarkov stil , bez previ e nepotrebnih opisa , dovoljno da shvatimo neke stvari Jednostavna pri a o stranom objektu koji se kre e kroz sun ani sistem ,pri a o druga ijem prvom susretu koji ivi od misteriozne i napete atmosfere da saznamo sta je to u odli no izmi ljenoj RAMI.Zaista fascinatni opisi 4

    18. Rendezvous with Rama is the perfect example of a great idea executed in the worst possible way The concept behind the plot really captured my attention and had me dreaming of possibilities, but the plot itself, as well as Clarke s writing style, was not even anti climactic it was the height of boring First, Clarke should be noted as having a particular style, something that unfortunately not many sci fi writers have He has his own voice, his own turns of phrase and, if I had to look at a paragra [...]

    19. Rather than do a synoptic review of Rama , I ll just go ahead and rave about my absolute favorite part of this book There are no spoilers to reveal I suppose that s a spoiler in and of itself, but without going too far over the line, I love how much remains a mystery This is a sci fi masterpiece because it retains so much of the science while remaining purely fiction The professional team that investigate Rama have no clues, they have to make theories and guesses as they go along, and things hap [...]

    20. Svakako jedno od dva najbolja Clarkeova djela.Tko god zavoli SF i naleti na Clarkea mora pro itati ovo, Odiseju 2001 i pogledati film Odiseju naravno jer su knjiga i film neraskidivo vezani istodobnim nastankom.Osobno jo preporu ujem i Kraj djetinjstva, no to je osobno za ono prvo dvoje postoji op e svjetsko suglasje.Izvla e i pradavna sje anja jer me uvijek zanima reakcija na prvu loptu sje am se koliko je ovaj prvi susret bio druk iji od svih ostalih Toliko stran i nepoznat svijet unutar broda [...]

    21. Rendezvous with Rama is one of those strange cases which seem to happen to me a lot , where I remember about my life while I was reading a book than the about the book itself.I remember liking it, and I have vague recollections of the Raman robot beings and the weirdness of Rama s interior, but that s about all I can conjure from the book.But everything surrounding my reading of the book is vivid.I was on my way to Stratford, Ontario to see The Three Musketeers, Hamlet, The Importance of Being [...]

    22. This was a mixed bag for me On the one hand, this is a classic by my favorite of the Grand Masters, Arthur C Clarke It was also quite thought provoking and philosophical with a touch of creativity On the other hand, I found it banal and even problematic, sexist in his depiction of the characters and his projections about futuristic culture.Clarke is always best when pondering philosophy and the nature of mankind Though he shows some cynicism, I have found him to be mostly optimistic towards the [...]

    23. 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 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 intelligence It will kindle their wildest dreams and fan their darkest fears Fo [...]

    24. Boy, this was a great book If you think of all the sci fi story templates and formulas, you could find this story done a hundred thousand ways But not like Clarke does it.He breaks every mold, and this ends up being a very unpredictable even to your disappointment book Let me explain You find yourself as a reader wanting something to happen so badly, that you scarcely think that it s probably better that it didn t Just like every romance movie where the guy gets the girl at the end, you find you [...]

    25. I enjoyed this pretty well even though, in retrospect, it doesn t really seem like all that much happened I can see now why there were eventually sequels written, although I don t plan to read them at this time This is a complete story, but there were still so many unanswered questions by the end that I was a little unsatisfied.The story is set somewhere around the year 2127 At that point in time, humans have colonized other worlds in our solar system but have not explored beyond that and don t [...]

    26. I first read this book in high school years ago What sticks with me most about this book is that by revealing very little about the culture who built the giant artifact ship know as Rama, Arthur C Clarke was able to tell a story filled with awe Mr Clarke never reveals the intentions, functions, or meaning of any of the artifacts which his characters encounter on the vast spaceship In doing so he conveys the idea that the purpose of Rama is beyond human understanding and reason The seemingly aban [...]

    27. Giant alien spaceship is sighted People go and check it out It s full of cool stuff Clarke adds some sex to show that he isn t just a holdout from the Golden Age, but his heart s not in it As soon as they ve finished, he wants to go out and explore the spaceship again I can see his girlfriend rolling her eyes.

    28. Now this is science fiction A story which is all about the science No action, no adventure, just a realistic what if scenario that keeps you glued to the page Awesome.Rama is a first contact story, but without all the fear and Hollywood elements It is a thoughtful, educated look at what might happen if mankind actually met an alien race And it is by no means the standard they land on earth and they try to destroy it The idea of Rama is novel The way the story unravels is intriguing Everything ab [...]

    29. It was only after I d read Rendezvous with Rama that I found out it was a Big Dumb Object story I mean, I knew Rama, the mysterious alien spaceshippy thing which appears in our solar system, was an object, and was dumb too it doesn t say a word to a soul, not one word and yes, it was big too, really big Bigger than a whale Ten whales But I didn t put it all together However, some critics did, and unkindly pointed out that quite a bit of science fiction is about Big Dumb Objects which humans stum [...]

    30. Sa jedne strane vrlo jednostavna postavka nepoznati objekat se kre e kroz sun ani sistem i mi hitamo da ga ispitamo pre nego o odmagli dalje, a sa druge strane imamo odli an hard SF roman koji odli no prikazuje kakva bi mogla biti budu nost kroz 100 do 200 godina Zna i kolko se bavi istra ivanjem mogu ih vanzemaljaca tolko se bavi istra ivanjem ljudi i uticaja svega ovoga na ljude i njihove reakcije na sve to to se pisanja ti e ovo je gosn Artur iz najboljeg perioda kada je sve lepo pisao bez pr [...]

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