Garden of Rama (Rama Series #3)

Garden of Rama (Rama Series #3)

by Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee


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ISBN-13: 9780553072617
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 08/01/1991
Series: Rama Series , #3
Pages: 448

About the Author

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 worldwide. He died in 2008.

Date of Birth:

December 16, 1917

Date of Death:

March 19, 2008

Place of Birth:

Minehead, Somerset, England

Place of Death:

Sri Lanka


1948, King's College, London, first-class honors in Physics and Mathematics

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Garden of Rama (Rama Series #3) 3.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I try to read all of Arthur C Clarke even when he co-authors something like this with Gentry Lee. This is about the best, most exciting, interesting, imaginative book I have ever read. I cannot exclaim its virtues enough. Just the concept of Rama with the resulting contact by Nicole des Jardin et al., should be mandatory reading for all upper grade school, 'high school', kids. Sooner or later we will be contacted - manybe not in my lifetime or my kids lifetime or their kids lifetimes, but we will be contacted or we will contact there is abolustely no doubt in my mind and we need to have some kind of feeling of what and how we should handle it. This book is a primer for that contact and connection. It pretty well outlines the do's and dont's not that we really have to be reminded about our nature and our destructive side. We can and must develope an approach that will set forth our best side. Once we understand that we have to save the planet from ourselves, we will begin to understand how we fit into the universe. Sounds preachy doesn't it but God love Arthur Clarke and Gentry Lee for leading the way in this affair as Arthur Clarke has done so many times before. My thanks and good wishes to both these gentlemen.
sdobie on LibraryThing 7 months ago
I read this many years ago, and don't remember that many details, but it was bad enough that I could not be bothered with reading Rama Revealed.
Neale on LibraryThing 7 months ago
A good sequel that opens up the story line extends the story. A bit slow to start but picks up the as the story progresses.
TheCrow2 on LibraryThing 7 months ago
Sequel to the Rama II, in this book we follow the fate of the astronauts travelling with the giant alien spaceship. The only problem is that the first half of the book (the way to the Node) is totally unbelievable... A way too simplistic and optimistic. The second half (the life of the human colony) better, more interesting but sometimes so didactic it hurts...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This book has some good science fiction ideas and a large scope, but is definately a disappointment. The humans aboard Rama are given good living conditions and everything they need to live, but they still have vices. This books gets sidetracked into portraying crime and sexual content on a spaceship, and is definately not up to Arthur C. Clarke standards. Rendezvous with Rama was very good, but the rest of the series loses the normal ACC touch. I would recommend reading the first one only, then moving on to some serious Clarke like Space Odyssey and The City and the Stars, as well as Isaac Asimov's Foundation and Robot series.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Clarke, Arthur C. The Garden Of Rama. New York: Bantam, 1992. ¿The Garden of Rama¿ is about three cosmonauts Nicole Des Jardens, Robert O¿Tool, and Richard Wakefield end up being stranded on the spaceship called Rama. Nichol and Richard get married and have the first human child in the spaceship. Throughout the book, they try to find out who or what made Rama and what they want with humans. They also find that they are not alone. Author C. Clarke did a really good job in writing this book. He took what would usually be boring (their life on Rama) and made it interesting. He used a lot of descriptive words that make the book better, because he doesn¿t have to explain everything. An example of this is he said the gigantic symmetrical spacecraft instead of saying the big ship. This book was a little more boring than the last one because of its lack of action, it was more about the life of the cosmonauts than Rama itself. Later in the book more people come on board the ship then it becomes more politics and mystery than science fiction.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Another very dissapointing chapter in the Rama saga. One again Gentry Lee takes Arthur C. Clarke's fantastic creation and turns it into just another dull commentary on the human condition. Arthur C. Clarke fans should read the original book, 'Rendezvous With Rama' and forget about the rest of the books.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Boring in some places, but a good book overall. Some interesting points are brought up about the nature of humans.