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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.
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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
Part romance novel -- which wasn't welcomed. There were a few redeeming chapters but compared the Rendezvous -- a poor second installment.Published 2 months ago by Randy Nelson
I am a huge fan of ACC but I find the Rama series one of his most compelling works. Read it. Again!Published 21 months ago by BLSF
I was a huge fan of the original "Rendezvous with Rama". It presented the reader with an incredible scenario and allowed him/her to simply explore it along with the... Read morePublished on March 6 2004 by Egoman
I love Arthur C. Clarke, most of the time. I loved "Rendevouz", but felt that it was a little too austere. The sequels went the other way and I welcomed the change. Read morePublished on Dec 28 2003 by Amazon Customer
I loved "Rendezvous with Rama," and as a child, I'd spend time thinking about what it would be like to get left behind. I was excited to find this book - until I read it. Read morePublished on Dec 13 2003 by tollick
This is the sequal to Rendezvous with Rama. It was written by Gentry Lee, based on Sir Arthur C. Clarke's ideas and editorial input. Read morePublished on Nov. 25 2003 by Robert Holm
Something - or someone - was a little out of focus here. I had expected a continuation of the extraordinary saga started in RAMA but instead the story seems diminished. Read morePublished on Oct. 21 2003 by Avid Reader
. . .yet still enjoyable book based on the scenario presented in "Rendevouz with Rama".
Another "Rama" style spacecraft has been sighted. Read more
This review covers the three books "Rama II", "Garden of Rama" and "Rama revealed". Arthur C. Read morePublished on Sept. 24 2003