[Reading Rendezvous with Rama] Ebook AUTHOR Arthur C. Clarke



10 thoughts on “Rendezvous with Rama

  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 Bu

  2. says:

    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 f

  3. says:

    Mysterious and engaging classic science fictionI 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

  4. says:

    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 intercep

  5. says:

    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 de

  6. says:

    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 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 desp

  7. says:

    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 nea

  8. says:

    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 and unfortunately very little character development I do think there is a sense of wonder about the possibilit

  9. says:

    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

  10. says:

    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

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Summary ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Arthur C. Clarke

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. 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 Pretend God Is Deaf 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 Cased Images & Tintypes KwikGuide 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 Las Puertas Del Amor 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 Discoveries 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 Idenics provoking read However it still left me with a hankering for some BDO adventure and Rendezvous With Rama Night Owl Loonette 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 Deadshifted (Edie Spence, 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 El agujero del infierno 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 The Essential Jim Brickman, Vol. 4 (Piano/Vocal/Chords) 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 Teddy pulse Calling Me Home pounding action adventure on a dangerous Mr. Francis Wife 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 The Shadow People 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

Free read Rendezvous with Rama

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. Mysterious and engaging classic science fictionI 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 heads2017 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 everClarke 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 much to 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 to uestionsExcellent Science Fiction of the highest order Building Organizational Intelligence 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 heads2017 reread I m advancing my rating giving this a 5 star I recall liking it as a younger man but this is All You Need Is Less 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 everClarke 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 much to 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 to uestionsExcellent Science Fiction of the highest order

Summary ñ E-book, or Kindle E-pub ¹ Arthur C. Clarke

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. 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 machines But the book stops the courtship at the flirting stage Nothing happens No answers No aliens massacring the human exploration team While this was a nice departure from books nowadays that reveal everything it was ultimately unsatisfying Clarke withheld too much for me to really enjoy the book Trial of a Feminizer probe confirms the unthinkable Rama is no natural object It is incredibly an interstellar spacecraft Space explorers and The Breach of Crowns planet bound scientists alike Icebergs prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien. Ladies have you ever heard the advice that the you cover up the sexier you are Forgo the The Line 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 machines But the book stops the courtship at the flirting stage Nothing happens No answers No aliens massacring the human exploration team While this was a nice departure from books nowadays that reveal everything it was ultimately unsatisfying Clarke withheld too much for me to really enjoy the book