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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 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 If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Workmanlike 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 Characters Who the frack needs em Themes Bah, pointless All SF needs to be is an unbroken, brilliantly done description of an alien environment I m glad things have mo If you re into stuff like this, you can read the full review.Workmanlike 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 Characters Who the frack needs em Themes Bah, pointless All SF needs to be is an unbroken, brilliantly done description of an alien environment I m glad things have moved on since, but I d still happily sit and read a book so single mindedly in its purpose like this one In any genre of literature, you definitely have some people whose names tower above everyone else, and their influence could not be denied However, people who like literature don t just read the so called greats Clarke certainly wrote some seminal works of SF, but he probably read many obscure works too, some of which may have influenced him Readers don t just read the big name writers, but have a much bigger interest in the genre A writer s work only makes sense within a tradition and how it is situated along other people s work It is all interlinked and some of the smaller voices may be bigger than critics acknowledge For instance Clarke s influences aren t as well known but what he learned from them is part of his work, so the voices remain powerful, and readers equally value preceding works That doesn t mean that the big name writers don t deserve their place in history, but as fan of literature, I think sometimes, the bigger contributions are made by lesser known writers I disagree with the assessment that Clarke left questions unanswered world building can get boring at the micro, non plot related level This book was sensawunda in triplicate for the Ramans always did everything in threes How about those tripodal cleansing things that whirled about I m not disappointed that Clarke had no sequel when you look at 2001 on the screen, then read Clarke s rejected worlds, you realise that Kubrick was right to end with the Star Child If you re into SF, read on 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 explor 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 island It s an interesting story, but probably mostly interesting for people interested in the genuine science of interstellar interplanetary travel.For 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 age.Of 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 questions unanswered But the good news is that there are twobooks in the series that will explore those questions further, and I trust Clarke to pay me off with good answers by the end of the series Later edit I read the sequel, 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 I ve been trying to readclassic 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 aliens I do wish there was a bitbut it seems like I always do Nevertheless the ending was pretty satisfying, would recommend 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 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 released in 1979, is clear What Clarke did was to affirm that there are and remain mysteries that we will not get, that there are some aspects of scientific research and observation that will remain over our heads 2017 reread I m advancing my rating, giving this a 5 star I recall liking it as a younger man, but this is premier, elite SF Clarke deservedly won the SF triple crown for this work Hugo, Nebula and John W Campbell as well as a host of other awards including the Locus and British SF Association Award It s that good It should be on a short list of best SF ever.Clarke s Rama has all of what s best in a SF story future science, intrepid explorers, contact with aliens, space, rockets, and mystery That last element is what wins here, we know about the Ramans, but not all about them by a long shot, there is still muchto know He has, and we have vicariously through his story, only just scratched the surface of knowledge and what is learned, decades worth of knowledge according to Commander Norman, only leads toquestions.Excellent, Science Fiction of the highest order

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