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Rama II: The Sequel to Rendezvous with Rama (original 1989; edition 1990)

by Arthur C. Clarke (Author)

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Title:Rama II: The Sequel to Rendezvous with Rama
Authors:Arthur C. Clarke (Author)
Info:Spectra (1990), 480 pages
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Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke (1989)

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One of the best SF books that I read this year. Clarke just got better with time. His early works were good but this is one of his best. He really provides a mix of hard SF and interesting characters.

My criteria for rating a book has much to do with holding my attention. For this book I always wanted to get back to it until the end. Is it a perfect book? No, the ending is a little weak and unfinished. There were missed opportunities for some rotten characters to be discovered for what they were.

The sequel to "Rendezvous With Rama" (four stars) he give us more clues about the alien ships that are passing near our Sun. Great read. ( )
  ikeman100 | Sep 20, 2017 |
Less science, more fiction than Rendezvous with Rama, and weaker for it. Clarke diminishes when he writes of people matters. It could be the Gentry Lee influence, but I've been disappointed when Clarke writes these type stories. I did read this when it came out but it was not memorable. Not to spoil, but I thought the character psychologies and interactions were implausible given the nature of the mission, even when culturally extrapolated 150 years in the future.

Though I am less enthralled with his later works, I still plan to read at least the next two as I work through Clarke this year. ( )
  Razinha | May 23, 2017 |
5 ( )
  ronchan | Nov 14, 2016 |
This book was a miss for me. Somehow bringing a greater human element into the pure joy of discovery shown in the first book diluted my pleasure in this book. ( )
  kale.dyer | Oct 30, 2016 |
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 | Oct 17, 2016 |
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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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RAMA II

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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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553286587, Mass Market Paperback)

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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