Rendezvous with Rama
Publish date: October 31st 2003
Publisher: Hueber Max GmbH + Co
Edition language: English
Series: Rama (#1)
Ah, 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. Characters? Who the frack needs 'em. Themes? Bah, pointless! All SF needs to be is an unbroken,...
I read this book a long time ago and remembered it fondly so I decided to re-read it. I enjoyed it just as much, if not more, this time around. I haven't read the following 2 books, but I can't wait.
I just love a story about the archetypical exploration journey. Dante, [book:House of Leaves|24800], [book:The Night Land|970602]- even exploring dungeons in an RPG. The ending hints there might be a sequel - I must investigate further. Clark is good at leaving the reader with a sense of mystery, ...
“And so 31/439 was christened Rama”. A genre classic which begins almost off-hand with Clarke’s famous “Spaceguard” suggestion for a system to protect against catastrophic asteroid collisions, a programme that a cursory view of the YouTube footage of the 2013 Chelyabinsk meteorite will demonstrate i...
Has this ever happened to you?I read a book called Sphere by Michael Crichton several years ago, which although marred with silliness had some spooky atmospherics to gird its overall impact. Now having read Rendezous with Rama, I find out that Crichton stole all of my favorite elements of that novel...
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