Rendezvous With Rama

by Arthur Charles Clarke

3.79 avg rating
662 votes 17 comments
In the year 2130, a mysterious and apparently untenanted alien spaceship, Rama, enters our solar system. The first product of an alien civilisation to be encountered by man, it reveals a world of technological marvels and an unparalleled artificial ecology.

But what is its purpose in 2131?

Who is inside it?

And why?

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Won 5 awards in total

Locus Science Fiction
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Andrew | 2015-01-21 10:26:12
Slow, boring, why do people like this?
Anonymous | 2015-02-14 07:30:14
Hard SF, but very boring.
Herbert Birdsfoot | 2015-03-15 08:38:12
If you're looking for action, go read Starship Troopers. If you're looking for thoughtful work that in the end will give you a fun and fascinating "kick" of a new perspective, stay right here. This is short, brilliant, and masterful.
Anonymous | 2015-06-15 07:55:44
The story line is lackluster, almost as if the plot and drama were added as an afterthought. However, this book captures a great sense of wonder that is hard to find. And the final chapter is masterful and brilliant, to the point that I immediately went to look for the sequel, which turned out to be written by other authors, and much much stronger in the action department, but fails to capture the same sense and wonder that was the best part of the first book.
Marie Ann | 2015-12-26 06:46:21
I enjoyed all four books. You want unending thrill and chills watch the Die Hard movies. I want my stories and characters to be well thought out. The scenes I can see in my mind. The characters are all different and their personality and traits well written. Immensely fun. Just finished the 4th book. The characters and I grew older together. Marie Ann
Anonymous | 2016-02-09 10:44:44
One of the best ever. If not, science fiction is not for you.
Anonymous | 2017-09-11 09:28:58
I found this dull and uninspired, unlike most of Clarkes work. Slow and tedious, the book starts slowly and then goes nowhere. I have no idea why this was considered a great book.
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I very much appreciate the author’s technique of telling stories through hard science. I can only assume he is right as I’m no expert myself. Write My Essay For Me Clarke’s stories are easy to understand and keep at least me stuck to the story like few other writers can.
Stephenhawking | 2018-06-27 01:27:13
What takes after is a lean and direct depiction of what exists in that chamber – the Rama of the title. It ends up being a sort of world turned outside in, with an ocean that curves over the pilgrims' heads, clear urban communities spotted around the inward circuit and lighting gave by monster trenches in the dividers. Custom Essay writer UK
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