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Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke

Rama II (1989)

by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee

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Series: Rama Universe (2)

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Ugghhh, this was a hard slog to finish. I will admit I am still wondering, "Who/what are the Ramans?" so this book has not *completely* lost me... but that is some incredibly faint praise. ( )
  dcunning11235 | Jun 19, 2015 |
Wonderful! Characterizations were great and the story left you wanting more!!! ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 22, 2014 |
This is a better written novel than the first one and has a better cast of characters. The Earth system revealed here has more flaws and we do get a cliff-hanger ending. I think the addition of Gentry Lee to the team was for the better. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Sep 17, 2013 |
What a pile of crap! Gentry Lee took over what was an amazing hardcore science fiction novel in Rama and turned it into some crappy drama, with novice style intrigue, a bunch of ridiculous characters that having you going from indifferent to totally hating them. This is a afternoon soap opera with the background of space. I loved Rama, I loved the ideas brought up by Arthur Clarke, and I was so excited to learn more about the Ramans and their ship that the second encounter should have brought, instead I learned about a bunch of pathetic characters that have a ton of personal problems, the chicks are sluts, and the dudes are retarded. This was one of the worst piles of refuse I have ever struggled through and it makes it all the more painful because I loved Rama so much. DO NOT READ THIS BOOK!!! It will destroy the good memories of the novel actually written by Clarke! ( )
  blanchvegas | Feb 10, 2013 |
Sequel to the now classic Rendezvous with Rama.... well, Rama II in my opinion is not a bad book but never'll be a classic like its predecessor. There's too little originality and uniqueness in it to be. The story itself is far away from bad, it's an interesting and exciting saga of a new expedition to the Rama II ship which seems to show a little more interest in the direction of humans and Earth.... ( )
  TheCrow2 | Aug 4, 2011 |
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Arthur C. Clarkeprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lee, Gentrymain authorall editionsconfirmed
Aronica, Barbara CohenDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Swendsen, PaulCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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The great radar pulse generator Excalibur, powered by nuclear explosions, had been out of service for almost half a century. It had been designed and developed in the frantic effort during the months following the transit of Rama through the solar system.
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Humanity has a second date with destiny...

Rendezvous with Rama is hailed not only as one of Arthur C. Clarke's all-time bestselling novels, but as one of the most popular classics of modern science-fiction. Published in 1973, it is the only sf novel ever to scoop all he major awards - five in the English language, including the Hugo, the Nebula and the British SF Award. It told of how, in the year 2130, a mysterious and apparently untenanted alien spaceship, Rama, entered our solar system. By the end of the novel, many wonders had been uncovered but few of its mysteries had been solved...

Now, the Ramans return - in an enthralling and long-awaited sequel as brilliantly imaginative as its predecessor. RAMA II is set in 2200, four years after a second approaching spacecraft has been detected. But this time Earth is ready...

And now, with the arrival of Rama II, some of the questions posed by Rama may at last be answered.

Arthur C. Clarke is one of the truly prophetic figures of the space age...The colossus of science fiction - New Yorker
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Years ago, the enormous, enigmatic alien  spacecraft called Rama sailed through our solar system as  mind-boggling proof that life existed -- or  had existed -- elsewhere in the  universe. Now, at the dawn of the twenty-third century,  another ship is discovered hurtling toward us. A  crew of Earth's best and brightest minds is  assembled to rendezvous with the massive vessel. They  are armed with everything we know about Raman  technology and culture. But nothing can prepare them  for what they are about to encounter on board  Rama II: cosmic secrets that are  startling, sensational -- and perhaps even  deadly.

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In 2130, an alien spaceship, Rama, entered our solar system. The first product of an alien civilisation to be encountered by man, it revealed many wonders to mankind - but most of its mysteries remained unsolved...

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