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The Garden of Rama (original 1991; edition 1992)

by Arthur C. Clarke

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Title:The Garden of Rama
Authors:Arthur C. Clarke
Info:Spectra (1992), Paperback, 528 pages
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The problem of human aggression, and What Clarke things would result from cooping up people with other life forms is dealt with here, as well as peripherally, the problems of lack of transparency in government. The addition of Gentry Lee to the writing team may be a mark of ACC's advancing age. An interesting but not compelling read. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Sep 16, 2013 |
Sooo, disappointing. Enjoyed reading about the parts about Rama, totally disliked the whole human parts of it and specially towards the end. And hated how suddenly when people are found alone on strange lands/ships/planets where they might never see another living person, they immediately think "Oh my, how are we EVER gonna populate this place? Lets get it on!"
Nevermind at the point they still could have explored a lot more of Rama's secrets, or minded their survival even more than they did, or even tried to interact more with other species, etc. No no, lets propagate our species first.
Also totally miffed about insertion of typical human reaction ("shoot first, ask later"). Since we're doing sci-fi, can we 'fictionize' it a bit more and pretend humans actually think?
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  AshuritaLove | Apr 7, 2013 |
Sequel to the Rama II, in this book we follow the fate of the astronauts travelling with the giant alien spaceship. The only problem is that the first half of the book (the way to the Node) is totally unbelievable... A way too simplistic and optimistic. The second half (the life of the human colony) better, more interesting but sometimes so didactic it hurts... ( )
  TheCrow2 | Aug 21, 2011 |
Now that the humans are stuck on the giant spaceship, they must learn what they can about it, what's going on, and about the other inhabitants. For a 'small' totally contained world, this is a fascinating book. ( )
  Karlstar | Oct 27, 2009 |
Get On With It. ( )
1 vote RobertDay | Aug 3, 2009 |
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Clarke, Arthur C.primary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, Gentrymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Moore, ChrisCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Two nights ago, at 10:44 Greenwich time on the Earth, Simone Tiasso Wakefield greeted the universe.
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In the spellbinding Arthur C. Clarke tradition, here is an exhilarating adventure into the hearts of both the Universe and mankind...

By the twenty-third century Earth has already had two encounters with massive, mysterious robotic spacecraft from beyond our solar system--the incontestable proof of an alien technology that far exceeds our own. Now three human cosmonauts are trapped aboard a labyrinthine Raman vessel, where it will take all of their physical and mental resources to surviv. Only twelve years into their journey do these intrepid travelers learn their destination and face their ultimate challenge: a rendevous with a Raman base--and the unseen architects of their galactic home. The cosmonauts have given up family, friends, and possessions to live a new kind of life. But the answers that await them at the Raman Node will require an even greater sacrifice--if humanity is indeed ready to learn the awe-inspiring truth.

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Sequel to: Rama II. During the 23rd century, three human cosmonauts learn of their destination and their challenge in a rendezvous with a Raman base.

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