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A Rama Drama in Space

Advantages: Imaginative and thought provoking
Disadvantages: Dull and predictable characters

Arthur C. Clarke (16 December 1917 - 19 March 2008) was a British science fiction author, inventor, and futurist probably best remembered for the novel 2001: A Space Odyssey, written in collaboration with director Stanley Kubrick during the making of the ...

Zmugzy 15.05.2009 · Read full review
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Review of Rendezvous with Rama - Arthur C. Clarke

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Biots and a cylindrical sea!!

Advantages: Full of mystery and suspense
Disadvantages: A bit slow at times

In the year 2077 the inevitable happened, after many near misses an asteroid finally hit an inhabited area of the earth. In the hope that future strikes can be avoided Spaceguard is set up to detect and catalogue all the asteroids that pass through the s ...

kepler3001 02.02.2004 · Read full review
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Diamond review  Tomb Raider in Space.

Advantages: Easy to read, excellent plot.
Disadvantages: Leaves too many questions unanswered.

I came to Arthur C. Clarke via the Odyssey series of books years ago, which were great reading. I'd overheard someone else mention that he'd written a book about these people who were exploring an alien spacecraft, and the idea intrigued me because I like ...

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Not as good as 2001

Advantages: Good interesting read.
Disadvantages: Not very compelling until much later on

I'm annoyed to say it, but this book was left lacking. The plot tends to be basic, but inetersting in a sense. However, the book is written in too distant a style for me to enjoy it. This sort of science fiction needs a strong narrative, and though, yes, ...

willboy12 15.08.2003 · Read full review
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A book you can't put down

Advantages: A C Clarke at his best before he started shared novels
Disadvantages: None

I've read a lot of A C Clarke - from his early days doing short stories to his later stuff where he collaborated with other writers. I believe this is his first novel after he wrote 2001 so is now quite an old piece. I first read this book around th ...

Rob099 29.06.2006 · Read full review
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