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eBook Garden of Rama download

by Arthur C. Clarke

eBook Garden of Rama download ISBN: 0553452924
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Random House Audio (August 1, 1991)
Language: English
ePub: 1167 kb
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Rating: 4.2
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Category: Children's Books
Subcategory: Science Fiction and Fantasy

The Garden of Rama is a 1991 novel by Gentry Lee and Arthur C. Clarke.

The Garden of Rama is a 1991 novel by Gentry Lee and Arthur C.

Each book in the series is a whole story with a beginning and an ending, however the plot of each book relies heavily on the prior books in the series. 4 primary works, 12 total works. Each book in the series is a whole story with a beginning and an ending, however the plot of each book relies heavily on the prior books in the series.

This book in the Rama series, especially, gives the impression that Clarke handed Gentry Lee a story outline, and he in turn hired middle school kids to fill in the blanks

Only 13 left in stock (more on the way). This book in the Rama series, especially, gives the impression that Clarke handed Gentry Lee a story outline, and he in turn hired middle school kids to fill in the blanks. The writing was so poor, and the plot seemed so improvised, I skimmed through the book to get it over with, but I've found that most people are less critical than I am.

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Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Rendezvous with Rama (Arthur C. Clarke Collection). Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. Clarke worked with Gentry Lee to write three additional sequels, Rama II, The Garden of Rama, and Rama Revealed, though these break from Clarke’s tone as Lee did most of the writing himself.

First of all, there was the problem of Rama's light curve. It didn't have one. All known asteroids, without exception, showed a slow variation in their brilliance, waxing and waning within a period of a few hours.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 91-2888.

The third novel in the Rama series from the legendary colossus of science fiction and creator of 2001: A. .

The third novel in the Rama series from the legendary colossus of science fiction and creator of 2001: A Space Odyssey (The New Yorker). Continuing from the end of Rama II, three astronauts-Nicole, Richard, and Michael-remain trapped in a labyrinthine alien spaceship bound for deep space. Creating the best semblance of a life they can, Nicole bears five children and they spend the next twelve years raising them aboard the ship. Eventually, they arrive at the Node, a Raman facility orbiting Sirius whose purpose is to study representatives from all of the galaxy’s species.

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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.
Comments: (7)
Voodoozragore
Clarke creates a complex story line, beginning with survival of a single (complex) family inside the space vehicle/habitat Rama for more than a decade. They are then transported to a huge interstellar structure in the vicinity of Sirius where they are prepared to guide a cohort of humans on how to. live in an artificial environment created within the Raman space vehicle.
After a 12-year voyage back to Earth by the family, 2000 humans are recruited for the Raman habitat--their behavior and interactions to be studied by the Ramans over an unspecified period of time. The founding family is marked by technological and adaptive ingenuity in surviving within this artificial environment. But the new humans are not portrayed very positively. Selfishness, rivalries, and machinations to achieve power emerge. Doubts are fomented about the nature of the Ramans and even whether such extra-terrestrials exist. Scientific data are dismissed. A dictatorial government takes over, repressing criticism and opposition. Exploration outside the human habitat reveals the existence of other species in an adjacent habitat. But the human government promotes fear of the others, pursuing war against them and virtually annihilating their neighbors.
The narrative is enriched by continual exposition of the relationships within the protagonist/founding family, which ends up with one mother, two fathers and seven children. The mother Nicole becomes a judge for the community, but when she comes into conflict with the ruling administration, trumped up charges are brought against her and she is imprisoned, then condemned to be executed (in the sequel Rama Revealed, she is rescued at the last minute).
The strength of the book is its exploration of human motives, emotions, and weaknesses, particularly when faced with uncertainty, or the unknown.
Kaghma
I read the Rama series from the public library eight years ago and remembered the first book was amusing, so bought the entire series on Kindle. I was wrong. Either I've become more picky with age, or I wasn't remembering correctly.The basic Rama series idea is refreshingly creative, but I found the writing greatly inferior to writers like Robert A. Heinlein and John Scalzi. This book in the Rama series, especially, gives the impression that Clarke handed Gentry Lee a story outline, and he in turn hired middle school kids to fill in the blanks. The writing was so poor, and the plot seemed so improvised, I skimmed through the book to get it over with, but I've found that most people are less critical than I am.
Qutalan
Yawn!!!! You want SCIENCE fiction? Don't read this. Rendezvous with Rama is, like so many firsts in a book series, is the only novel worth reading. The next two are long tedious religious/political/sex/incest/race/crime expositions so outside of the expected AC Clarke hard science fiction, that it finally forced me, a reader of SciFi for over fifty years, to give up on this, the third book and ignore the fourth. I really lost interest in the characters involved, could care less what happened to them as everything was obviously going to be bad.There is minimal exploration of a great theme of an alien world construct and the science was dated even for the 1990's. I am going to reread the Ringworld trilogy by Larry Niven just to get these exercises in pointless, irritating efforts to avoid the science in science fiction out of my mind. Waste of time and money. :-(
Rleillin
The ending of this story is terrible – tragic but beautiful, and you just have to know what happens next. The main character Nicole seems to have followed in the footsteps of her lifelong heroines Joan of Arc and Eleanor of Aquitaine, or has she? Only in reading the next book will you find out for sure.
Garden of Rama was certainly not what I expected after the second Rama book where they were happily exploring the interior of Rama and sure to find a garden of some kind or another. Instead, Garden of Rama is first filled with the day to day details of Nicole’s family life, parenting, relationships, her memories of life on planet Earth, her feelings and longings, misgivings, hopes and fears. The story slowly develops until we meet other HUMANS.
Just think – you’re sent to a planet which is a virtual Garden of Eden; you never have to do any cooking, cleaning or laundry; the weather is always perfect; the transportation system is state of the art; the views are breathtaking; you’ve established the physical amenities of your life on Earth. What could go wrong? And how fast could it go wrong? Ha ha. Just put 2000 human beings together in a space like that and let’s find out. Here we have a combination of various races and strata of society, including, (just to make things interesting), “clean” convicts. Needless to say, it’s a recipe for disaster – these people didn’t leave behind any of their vices, prejudices, greed, or fear. Along with intelligence, ingenuity, passion and curiousity comes criminality, discrimination, corruption, and politics, and in this book, the bad hats seem to win out, even to the extent of waging an unprovoked war that nearly destroys a whole other extraterrestrial species. The few high-minded persons who have any sense at all are systematically being eliminated.
It sounds just like the planet Earth today: wars waged for no good reason, the strong and evil taking advantage of the weaker, the fouling of the environment, and the herd mentality of the masses that can be manipulated for their own demise and the fortunes of a few evil control freaks.
I gave this story 4 stars instead of 5 – I love Nicole des Jardin but could have done with less of her inner maunderings and more action and exploration of Rama.
Quphagie
I'm sure if ACC had written this himself, it would have been readable. Like the other two with Gentry Lee, this sequel to the class "Rendezvous with Rama", this book isn't worth the time to read. It's more of a family saga with none of the intrigue or sense of adventure of the first. Very disappointed.