Rendezvous With Rama

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Bantam Books, 1990 - Fiction - 243 pages
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At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion tons. And it is hurtling through the solar system at inconceivable speed. Then a space probe confirms the unthinkable: Rama is no natural object. It is, incredible, an interstellar spacecraft. Space explorers and planet-bound scientists alike prepare for mankind's first encounter with alien intelligence. It will kindle their wildest dreams... and fan their darkest fears. For no one knows who the Ramans are or why they have come. And now the moment of rendezvous awaits -- just behind a Raman airlock door.

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User Review  - unclebob53703 - LibraryThing

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. Read full review

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User Review  - electrascaife - LibraryThing

In 2130, what at first seems to be a comet comes into our galaxy, but then starts acting demonstrably not like a comet. And it turns out to be our First Encounter. With an alien race that doesn't seem ... Read full review

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Arthur C. Clarke has long been considered the greatest science fiction writer of all time and was an international treasure in many other ways, including the fact that an article by him in 1945 led to the invention of satellite technology. Books by Clarke--both fiction and nonfiction--have sold more than one hundred million copies worldwide. He died in 2008.

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