Rama II (Rama Series #2)

Rama II (Rama Series #2)

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by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee
     
 

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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

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

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

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In 1973, Clarke's Rendezvous with Rama won the Hugo, Nebula and Campbell awards. This new novel is the second in a trilogy about the mystifying world-ships and their flybys of our solar system. Unfortunately, the focus is no longer on alien mysteries, but on the petty concerns of an unlikely assortment of cosmonauts. The 12 specialists chosen to explore a second Raman craft passing through human space 70 years after the first are more involved with adultery, religion and media contracts than they are with scientific advancement. Not only are their actions unrealistic, but the chapter titles telegraph what comes next. The excitement of discovery that was present in the first book is altogether missing from this soap opera plot. (Nov.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553286588
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/1990
Series:
Rama Series, #2
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
253,062
Product dimensions:
4.19(w) x 6.87(h) x 1.04(d)
Lexile:
970L (what's this?)

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