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Rendezvous With Rama by Arthur C. Clarke (1973)

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  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
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  ronchan | Nov 14, 2016 |
I can see why this won the Hugo & Nebula Awards (and others)!! I found it hard to put down once I started.

I won't try to give a synopsis - there are plenty out there - but will say that this "first contact" science fiction was unlike any other I have read. ( )
  leslie.98 | Nov 14, 2016 |
One of his best stories on a (by now) familiar theme, man's first contact with an alien intelligence, it manages to be both very descriptive and utterly mysterious. I read the first sequel then stopped there, since I felt the overall effect was to diminish the story. ( )
  unclebob53703 | Oct 6, 2016 |
An unidentified object swings through the solar system and astronauts explore this cylinder. An excellent science fiction story where the alien's appear utterly indifferent to humankind. ( )
  kale.dyer | Oct 4, 2016 |
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An unknown space probe
flies through Earth's solar system;
What is inside it?
(sullijo)

Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0553287893, Mass Market Paperback)

An all-time science fiction classic, Rendezvous with Rama is also one of Clarke's best novels--it won the Campbell, Hugo, Jupiter, and Nebula Awards. A huge, mysterious, cylindrical object appears in space, swooping in toward the sun. The citizens of the solar system send a ship to investigate before the enigmatic craft, called Rama, disappears. The astronauts given the task of exploring the hollow cylindrical ship are able to decipher some, but definitely not all, of the extraterrestrial vehicle's puzzles. From the ubiquitous trilateral symmetry of its structures to its cylindrical sea and machine-island, Rama's secrets are strange evidence of an advanced civilization. But who, and where, are the Ramans, and what do they want with humans? Perhaps the answer lies with the busily working biots, or the sealed-off buildings, or the inaccessible "southern" half of the enormous cylinder. Rama's unsolved mysteries are tantalizing indeed. Rendezvous with Rama is fast moving, fascinating, and a must-read for science fiction fans. Clarke collaborated with Gentry Lee in writing several Rama sequels, beginning with Rama II.

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Astronomers discover a huge, celestial object hurtling through space and after a space probe confirms that is not a natural object, send a space team to investigate.

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