Rendezvous with Rama
Arthur C. Clarke
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Rama is a vast alien spacecraft that enters the Solar System, A perfect cylinder some fifty kilometres long, spinning rapidly, racing through space, Rama is a technological marvel, a mysterious and deeply enigmatic alien artifact. It is Mankind's first visitor from the stars and must be
investigated . . .
Winner of the Hugo Award for best novel, 1974
Winner of the Nebula Award for best novel, 1973
Winner of the John W. Campbell Award for best novel, 1974
Winner of the BSFA Award for best novel, 1973
Some great concepts, but ultimately pretty dull and anticlimactic
This story and it's 5 sequels was a real journey for me. The first is more descriptive and creates the world that is Rama but gives no answers. All the books that follow penned by gentry lee see many lives unfold and surprises delivered right to the beautiful conclusion. Meaning of life stuff! A big investment to read the lot but when you turn the last page you may collapse on the bed like I did!
I have read the series 4 times over the last 15 years and can't recommend it enough. Easily the best book I have ever read. Full of mystery and awe. And the characters have great depth. Download, read and enjoy!