Rama II by Arthur C. ClarkeRama II by Arthur C. Clarke

Rama II

byArthur C. Clarke

Mass Market Paperback | November 1, 1990

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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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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 worldw...
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Title:Rama IIFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:480 pages, 6.9 × 4.2 × 1 inPublished:November 1, 1990Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0553286587

ISBN - 13:9780553286588

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Continuing the story of RAMA I found this one a bit slow, but necessary to set up the later storyline. Still a great read and follows that classic amazing Clark sci-fi style
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Alberta Its obvious in comparing Rendezvous with Rama to its sequel that either Clarke had a major change in his writing style, or Lee did most of the writing. The two books are like night-and-day to each other. Because the stage was set from the first book, Rama II focuses almost entirely on characterization, and it is rich in plots and sub-plots that are very intriguing. Rama has returned to the solar system, and again a mission is launched to explore its interior. But this time most of the cosmonauts are there for personal gain, leading to murder, death and lots of back-stabbing. This is a book that will grip you and keep you awake at night while reading it.
Date published: 1999-06-21

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Decades have passed since Commander Norton and his crew met with the enormous alien ship dubbed Rama and declared it an intelligent robot with no interest in the creatures of our solar system. But now another ship has been sighted near Earth, and this time, humanity will discover startling--perhaps deadly--differences.

Editorial Reviews

"Offers one surprise after  another." -- The New York  Times.

"A masterpiece ... one of the  year's best hard SF epics." -- The  Houston Post