The Garden Of Rama by Arthur C. ClarkeThe Garden Of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

The Garden Of Rama

byArthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee

Mass Market Paperback | September 1, 1992

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In the spellbinding Arthur C. Clarke tradition, here is an exhilarating adventure into the hearts of both the Universe and mankind...

By the twenty-third century Earth has already had two encounters with massive, mysterious robotic spacecraft from beyond our solar system--the incontestable proof of an alien technology that far exceeds our own. Now three human cosmonauts are trapped aboard a labyrinthine Raman vessel, where it will take all of their physical and mental resources to surviv. Only twelve years into their journey do these intrepid travelers learn their destination and face their ultimate challenge: a rendevous with a Raman base--and the unseen architects of their galactic home. The cosmonauts have given up family, friends, and possessions to live a new kind of life. But the answers that await them at the Raman Node will require an even greater sacrifice--if humanity is indeed ready to learn the awe-inspiring truth.
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:The Garden Of RamaFormat:Mass Market PaperbackDimensions:528 pages, 6.9 × 4.4 × 1.4 inPublished:September 1, 1992Publisher:Random House Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0553298178

ISBN - 13:9780553298178

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Garden of Rama I enjoyed this whole series; so this one was still very interested, as I still had the hunger to know the truth behind rama. The style does change a bit as Clark, due to his age and health, joined forces with a second author. This is evident when you see the change in the depth of character development. I still enjoyed the story
Date published: 2017-09-08
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Rama Revealed (Rama #4) by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee Along with garden of rama, this conclusion to the story , rama revealed is definitely my all time favorite science fiction saga ever. Even despite some uninteresting soap opera stuff at the beginning, the final 200 pages of this conclusion are the most satisfying conclusion i ever read to a space saga ever.
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from The Garden of Rama (Rama #3) by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee This is the third in the series and I've read them one after another. "The Garden of Rama" is by far the weakest entry. The first book focused on the mystery of the craft and its absent creators. "Rama II" followed another expedition that delved deeper into the craft. The third installment gets hung up on humans who aren't that interesting, and predictable themes that don't fit into a series about enigmatic aliens.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Rama II (Rama #2) by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee I'm about 1/5 in and this book SUCKS. Nothing has happened, the pacing is at an absolute crawl, and all I'm getting in the way of story is far too much backstory on all the characters.
Date published: 2017-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from garden of rama Arthur does it again in this riviting page turning not-able-to-put-down sci-fi thriller. In this book you find out what happens to the survivors on the dorment giant ship of Rama. It's 40,000 thousand kilometres of fantasy that will keep you wanting more!
Date published: 2001-02-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Garden of Rama In this book, you learn what happens to the cosmonauts who were left on board the giant space ship Rama. Lee's distinctive style, combined with Clarke's direction, again leads to a very gripping read. Faced with the possibility of eternity inside the space ship, the three remaining cosmonauts explore and find out more about the other aliens on board Rama. They also decide to start a second generation of humans on the space ship, and are faced with many social issues. A great read, recommended for anyone who has read the first two novels.
Date published: 1999-06-21

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The Ramans return in the third saga of extraterrestrial contact--a riveting odyssey of a future Eden. The phenomenon begun in Rendezvous with Rama and carried on in Rama II continues in a masterpiece of technological extrapolation--an exhilarating adventure into the heart of both the universe and humankind. A New York Times Notable Book for 1990