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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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2061 Odyssey Three

Advantages: more of the same, better?
Disadvantages: is he covering old ground

...Having read the previous two books in the odyssey series I was expecting more of the same... that is something slightly different and advanced from the previous outing. 2061 Doesn't disapoint in this respect. Clarke has a knack for retaining the same thri ...

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Review of 2061 - Arthur C. Clarke

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Maybe the best SF book ever written.

Advantages: very easy to read
Disadvantages: it's kind of short

...I'm not a big fan of Arthur C. Clarke but Childhood's End is in my top 10 Favorite Books of All Time. It has everything. Mystery, suspense, originality,drama,aliens etc. Even though the idea of apocalypse isn't new, Clarke is original by bringing a possib ...

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Review of Childhood's End - Arthur C. Clarke

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Overall disappointing

Advantages: some fascinating ideas
Disadvantages: too long, too much politics, not enough sf

I've been a fan of Arthur C Clarke's for many years. It's always a joy when a new novel of his appears. This one was written with a partner. Arthur has co-written previous novels, and they have ben very successful. This one is sadly, very disappointing. ...

Chess_Peace 12.06.2003 · Read full review
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Review of The Trigger - Michael Kube-McDowell, 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 ...

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Review of Rendez-Vous With Rama - Arthur C. Clarke

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