Rendezvous With Rama

Author: Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 246

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The multi-award-winning SF masterpiece from one of the greatest SF writers of all time Rama is a vast alien spacecraft that enters the Solar System. A perfect cylinder some fifty kilometres long, spinning rapidly, racing through space, Rama is a technological marvel, a mysterious and deeply enigmatic alien artefact. It is Mankind's first visitor from the stars and must be investigated ... Winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1974 Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1973 Winner of the JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD for best novel, 1974 Winner of the BSFA AWARD for best novel, 1973

Rendezvous with Rama

Author: Arthur Charles Clarke



Category: Fiction

Page: 276

View: 434

For use in schools and libraries only. During the twenty-second century, a space probe's investigation of a mysterious, cylindrical asteroid brings man into contact with an extra-galactic civilization.
Fantasy fiction, American

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author: Gary Westfahl

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group


Category: Fantasy fiction, American

Page: 1395

View: 109

A comprehensive three-volume reference work offers six hundred entries, with the first two volumes covering themes and the third volume exploring two hundred classic works in literature, television, and film.

New Scientist





Page: 56

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.

Archaeologies of the Future

Author: Fredric Jameson

Publisher: Verso


Category: Philosophy

Page: 431

View: 488

In an age of globalization characterized by the dizzying technologies of the First World, and the social disintegration of the Third, is the concept of utopia still meaningful? Archaeologies of the Future, Jameson's most substantial work since Postmodernism, Or, the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism, investigates the development of this form since Thomas More, and interrogates the functions of utopian thinking in a post-Communist age. The relationship between utopia and science fiction is explored through the representations of othernessalien life and alien worldsand a study of the works of Philip K. Dick, Ursula LeGuin, William Gibson, Brian Aldiss, Kim Stanley Robinson and more. Jameson's essential essays, including "The Desire Called Utopia," conclude with an examination of the opposing positions on utopia and an assessment of its political value today.Archaeologies of the Future is the third volume, after Postmodernism and A Singular Modernity, of Jameson's project on the Poetics of Social Forms.

Rama II

Author: Arthur C. Clarke

Publisher: Hachette UK


Category: Fiction

Page: 495

View: 872

The sequel to the only SF novel to sweep all SF awards and one of the bestsellers of all time In 2130, an alien spaceship, Rama, entered our solar system. The first product of an alien civilisation to be encountered by man, it revealed many wonders to mankind - but most of its mysteries remained unsolved ... Sixty-six years later, a second approaching spacecraft was detected; four years on, the Ramans are definitely returning. But this time, Earth is ready. And maybe now, with the arrival of Rama II, some of the questions posed by Rama will at last be answered.

Impact Events in Fiction

Author: Source Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series



Page: 186

View: 572

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 83. Chapters: Ringworld, Armageddon, Rendezvous with Rama, The Dig, The Mote in God's Eye, Neon Genesis Evangelion, Tunguska event in popular culture, Loonatics Unleashed, The Peshawar Lancers, Project A-ko, Starship Troopers, Remnants, Metal Armor Dragonar, The Time Machine, Tank Girl, The Last Train, Highlander: The Animated Series, Deep Impact, The Colour Out of Space, Off on a Comet, The Shooting Star, Outpost 2, The Paradise Syndrome, Without Warning, Footfall, When Worlds Collide, Children of the Lens, Bart's Comet, Protector, The Green Slime, Meteor, Titan, Thunderstone, A World Out of Time, Birth of an Age, In the Days of the Comet, After Worlds Collide, Life As We Knew It, In the Ocean of Night, Post Impact, The Dead and the Gone, Lucifer's Hammer, The Light of Other Days, Asteroid, Evolution, The Hammer of God, Shikari in Galveston, Primal Rage II, Sunstorm, Green Lantern, The Invisible Ray, Meteor Apocalypse, Superman: Last Son of Earth, Wormwood, The Conversation of Eiros and Charmion, Super Comet: After The Impact, The Last Disaster. Excerpt: The Mote in God's Eye is a science fiction novel by American writers Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle, first published in 1974. The story is set in the distant future of Pournelle's CoDominium universe, and charts the first contact between humanity and an alien species. The title of the novel is a wordplay on Luke 6:41-42 and Matthew 7:3-5. The Mote in God's Eye was nominated for the Hugo, Nebula and Locus Awards in 1975. Robert A. Heinlein, who gave the authors extensive advice on the novel, blurbed the story as "possibly the finest science fiction novel I have ever read." The book describes a complex alien civilization, the Moties. The Moties are radically different (both physically and psychologically) from humanity in ways that become more clear over the course of the book. T...
Literary Criticism

Arthur C. Clarke

Author: Robin Anne Reid

Publisher: Greenwood


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

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Discusses the science fiction writer's nine most recent novels, including the Odyssey series, within the context of his literary canon, providing both conventional and alternative critical readings.
Games & Activities


Author: Rick Barba

Publisher: Prima Games


Category: Games & Activities

Page: 266

View: 394

Only Rama: The Official Strategy Guide can unlock the cosmic secrets. Inside are: • Solutions to every puzzle—and the thought process behind them • The keys to decoding alien number systems • An in-depth interview with Rama novelists Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee About the Author Rick Barba is the author of numerous electronic entertainment books, including Myst: The Official Strategy Guide, DOOM Battlebook, and Under a Killing Moon: The Official Strategy Guide (all from Prima).