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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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Imperial Earth, by CW666

Advantages: Sci-Fi
Disadvantages: Drama thing

This book starts out as a normal sci-fi adventure, but soon turns into a drama. The beginning is about a kid, Duncan, on one of Saturn's moons, Titan. He dreams of space, methane monsters, etc. The book quickly progresses to Duncan's adult life and a t ...

ChrisWar666 09.11.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Imperial Earth - Arthur C. Clarke

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Immortals and Gods

Advantages: An intriguing story, food for thought
Disadvantages: Lacking a human element

Alvin is a resident of the technologically masterful city of Diaspar, like all the other citizens of this self sufficient city Alvin has all his living needs catered for. In other ways Alvin is different, he doesn’t have the same morbid fear of the world ...

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Review of The City and the Stars - Arthur C. Clarke

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Classic sf

Advantages: Highly effective large-scale plot
Disadvantages: Prose style is sometimes pedestrian

Anyone who seriously wants to read science fiction should probably take the time to read some of the classics, as an idea of sf's history can be invaluable in understanding where modern author's are coming from. "Childhood's End" would undoubtedly be one ...

NeilHudson 20.08.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke

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A must!

Advantages: Accessible even to non science fiction fans
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Although this book is quite slow and hard to get into once you are caught up in its web this book becomes almost impossible to put down right up till the end. At places the thoughts and emotions conveyed become almost spell binding and in one or to places ...

hcook 07.07.2000 · Read full review
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Review of Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke

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