Arthur c clarke rendezvous with rama audiobook duration. The second reason is the scientific quality of this book. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read rendezvous with rama. Clarke 19172008, one of the most influential figures in twentiethcentury science fiction, wrote over fifty novels and cocreated the movie 2001. Clarke, audiobook narrated by peter ganim, robert j. The garden of rama is a 1991 novel by gentry lee and arthur c. Clarke is the author of the rama series, which deals with humans as they react to the detection of a foreign object in space.
See the complete rama series book list in order, box sets or omnibus editions, and companion titles. Rendezvous with rama 1973 is the first in a series of science fiction novels by british author sir arthur c. I read this book several times years back, but simply bought and read the kindle variation lately. Rendezvous with rama by arthur c clarke clarke s account of a vast alien object hurtling towards our sun is a stonecold classic sam jordison. First published in 1972, rendezvous with rama is set in the 22nd century, and the story involves a cylindrical thirtymilelong alien starship that passes through earths solar system. Rendezvous with rama earned clarke both a hugo award and a nebula award. Jacket scuffed, chipped at the spine with a 1 tear front panel. This has to be one of my books that i will hand to someone who doesnt get sf but wants to try it. Sir arthur charles clarke cbe fras 16 december 1917 19 march 2008 was a british science fiction writer, science writer and futurist, inventor, undersea explorer, and television series host he cowrote the screenplay for the 1968 film 2001. The book picks up the story nine months after the end of rama ii. Gentry lee wrote the book, with clarke in an advisoryeditor role. This is the mantra i keep hearing with a lot of the big three in scifi. Rendezvous with rama 2015 read online free book by arthur c.
This story is told from the perspective of a group of human explorers, who intercept the ship in an attempt to unlock its mysteries. Clarke was the 1973 nebula award winner and 1974 hugo award winner for best novel. Explorers aboard the ship endeavour intercept the cylinder and gain access, finding an artificial world complete. Clarke was a science writer, an avid populariser of space travel and a futurist. He wrote the following novels in the rama series along with established author gentry lee.
The forever war 1974 by joe haldeman, armor 1984 by john steakley, enders game 1985 by orson scott card, and old mans war 2005 by john scalzi, round out my best. Rama is a series of hard science fiction novels by english author arthur c. At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub rama. 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. A space odyssey, one of the most influential films of all time. The rama series is a collection of science fiction novels by the award winning author arthur c clarke and began with the accliamed novel rendezvous with rama which involved a fiftykilometrelong cylindrical alien starship entering earths orbit. The novel was awarded both the prestigious hugo and nebula awards for science fiction and fantasy, as well as the british science fiction association award in 1973. Like naturally, the system would have to be rigidly closed, recycling all food, air, and other expendables. Clarke, 9780575077331, available at book depository with free delivery worldwide. Clarke rendezvous with rama is a science fiction novel by british writer arthur c.
And now the moment of rendezvous awaits just behind a raman airlock door. The forever war 1974 by joe haldeman, armor 1984 by john steakley, enders game 1985 by orson scott card, and old mans war 2005 by john scalzi, round out my best five military science fiction experience stories. Download it once and read it on your kindle device, pc, phones or tablets. To summarise the plot, and alien object christened rama enters the solar system and mankind dispatches the spaceship endeavour to investigate. Author also managed to convey the scientific points in a very accessible way. Contributions by james white, theodore sturgeon, harlan ellison, and others. Clarke did his best to stick to the hard science and it gave this book a very unique flavour, rarely seen in recent sf by recent i mean post 1990. Clarkes rendezvous with rama focuses on an apparent asteroid entering the solar system in the 2s.
Nov 18, 2018 this book, composed by the master of scifi, arthur c. Clarke s rendezvous with rama focuses on an apparent asteroid entering the solar system in the 2s. Stranger in a strange land robert a heinlein audiobook part 1 duration. The story is told from the point of view of a group of human explorers who intercept the ship in an attempt. Rendezvous with rama is a science fiction novel by british writer arthur c. Set in the 2s, the story involves a 50kilometre 31 mile cylindrical alien starship that enters the solar system. Written primarily by lee, rama ii has a distinctly different writing style than the original, with a more characterdriven narrative and a closer. A space odyssey among many, many others, rendezvous with rama is considered by many one of his finest works and a contemporary classic in the genre of hard sciencefiction. Nov 30, 2012 rendezvous with rama ebook written by arthur c. A new novel set in the rama universe, double full moon night, and several more. The book follows the story of three astronauts from the expedition in rama. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. To say this was written by arthur c clarke would be misleading.
Set in the 22nd century, the story involves a fiftykilometerlong cylindrical alien starship that enters earths solar system. Clarke and a great selection of similar new, used and collectible books available now at great prices. Includes an exclusive introduction by hugo awardwinning author robert j. Sawyer, who explains why rendezvous with rama will make the listener feel both humbled and exhilarated at the same time. A group of humans are then able to intercept the ship and unlock its mysteries. It was written in 1973 but lives in the long shadow of 1968s 2001. This is a very detail oriented book with the usual forecasting as clarke. Clarkes typical dazzling writing and propensity for sensible detail is shown throughout rendezvous with rama. Set in the 2s, the story involves a 50by20kilometre 31 by 12 mi cylindrical alien starship that enters the solar system. Its immediately noticeable that this is not by the same writer as rendezvous with rama, the. 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.
All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by us and international laws. Rendezvous with rama by arthur c clarke 1 spaceguard 2 intruder 3 rama and sita 4 rendezvous 5 first eva 6 committee 7 two wives 8 through the hub 9 reconnaissance 10 descent into darkness 11 men, women and monkeys. Written primarily by lee, rama ii has a distinctly different writing style than the original, with a more characterdriven narrative and a closertocontemporary mindset, ambience and human. The thing named rama is not a person or even a planet. Rendezvous with rama is the first novel in the series. The rama series began in 1972 with rendezvous with rama. It recounts humankinds further interaction with the ramans, first introduced in rendezvous with rama. It is set in the 22nd century when an alien ship known as the rama enters the solar system. Clarke overview astronauts explore an alien spacecraft hurtling toward the sun in this hugo and nebula awardwinning novela stonecold classic of hard scifi the guardian. Clarke collection book 17 kindle edition by clarke, arthur. Clarke is my favorite science fiction author and rendezvous with rama is one of my favorites. Rendezvous with rama arthur c clarke audiobook youtube. Winner of the campbell, hugo, jupiter, and nebula awards upon its release in 1973, rendezvous with rama is widely regarded as one of the cornerstones of grand master arthur c. Rendezvous with rama is the first novel in the rama science fiction series by renowned author arthur c.
It was a collection of short stories that included my all time favorite short story the wall of darkness that originally got me hooked on arthur c. Rama series 4 primary works 11 total works each book in the series is a whole story with a beginning and an ending, however the plot of each book relies heavily on. There is no villain well, not exactly, and a lot of the book is spent with not much happening. Rama revealed would be the final book in the series, coming out in 1993. Clarke, gentry lee and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. Rendezvous with rama quotes showing of 53 when in doubt, say nothing and move on. Rama series 4 primary works 11 total works each book in the series is a whole story with a beginning and an ending, however the plot of each book relies heavily on the prior books in the series. Clarke available here no one reads arthur clarke for his characters. Clarke includes books rendezvous with rama, bright messengers. A team of astronauts is sent on a mission to explore a giant interstellar spaceship hurtling toward the sun.62 29 1140 891 220 1616 1132 1038 1391 1240 1033 1309 970 1075 1183 1314 1162 173 1258 331 1269 846 1627 1214 1495 1064 1463 147 63 1294 564 1107 3