» » Rama II

Free eBook Rama II download

by Arthur C. Clarke

Free eBook Rama II download ISBN: 0553452517
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publisher: Random House Audio; Abridged - Read by Alfre Woodard. Sequel to Rendez edition (November 1, 1990)
Language: English
Category: Fantasy
Subcategory: Science Fiction
Size MP3: 1117 mb
Size FLAC: 1699 mb
Rating: 4.6
Format: doc docx txt mbr


with Rama by Arthur C Clarke. Rama II Arthur C. Clarke şi Gentry Lee 1. RAMA SE ÎNTOARCE Marele generator de impu.

with Rama by Arthur C Clarke. Arthur C. Clarke - Rama 1 - Rendez-vous with Rama. 158 Pages·2016·382 KB·236 Downloads·New!. Clarke - Rama 3 - The Garden of Rama. Clarke, Arthur C. & Gentry Lee - Rama II. 174 Pages·2005·2. 04 MB·285 Downloads·Romanian. The Choice: Embrace the Possible. 99 MB·62,680 Downloads.

Rama II is a science fiction novel by Gentry Lee and Arthur C. Clarke, first published in 1989. It recounts humankind's further interaction with the Ramans, first introduced in Rendezvous with Rama. Written primarily by Lee, Rama II has a distinctly different writing style than the original, with a more character-driven narrative and a ry mindset, ambience and human relations than the first novel's more futuristic tones.

And Thule II, most far-ranging of all, travelled so close to Uranus that it might well have been a lost moon of that planet. From the strength of the echo, the computers deduced a diameter of at least forty kilometres; such a giant had not been discovered for a hundred years.

Arthur C. Clarke’s Rendezvous with Rama focuses on an apparent asteroid entering the solar system in the 2130s. Scientists realize that, rather than a lumpy piece of rock and metal, the object is a perfectly formed cylinder.

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. Shelve Rama II. Want to Read. 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.

Download books for free. Clark - RAMA II. Clarke Arthur C.

Is "Rama Revealed (Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke worth the read? . Why should I consider reading the book "Rendezvous with Rama" by Arthur C. Clarke?

Is "Rama Revealed (Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke worth the read? Is "Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, by Arthur C. Clarke worth the read? What are some books similar to "Rendezvous with Rama" by Arthur C. Clarke? Is "The Collected Stories of Arthur C. Clarke" by Arthur C. Clarke worth the read? Why should I consider reading the book "Rendezvous with Rama" by Arthur C. Clarke? Is the movie based on the Arthur C. Clarke book 'Rendezvous With Rama' ever going to be made? Is "Childhood's End" by Arthur C. Clarke worth the.

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.From the Paperback edition.
User reviews
Lightbinder
NOTE: I did not finish this book yet, this review will explain why, but the short version is the book was awful.

Rendezvous with Rama may be one of my favorite Arthur C. Clarke books. It's just amazing, hard science fiction where the only important star is an asteroid in outer space, and the scientists who are working on it are bland uninteresting automatons.

But after reading that book the one thing I would NEVER have asked for is more information on the back story of the characters. Laura Ernst was a Surgeon and a Commander. Guess what? That's all you need to know, is she good? Well yeah I'm sure she was, she was on the ONLY space mission to a major asteroid find near Earth.

Then over 10 years later Rama II comes out and just makes you appreciate the original more. Arthur C. Clarke's name is still on it in huge letters, with Gentry Lee following it up. But after reading half the book it's clear Arthur C. Clark did nothing for this book, and Gentry Lee's contributions took over. No longer do you have the terse hard science of the book, and instead you get.... drama!!!!

Instead of these one dimensional characters (which again was perfectly fine in the first book) you get a ton of personality. In fact the only character that has no personality in the book is the asteroid itself. The entire focus of the book, the major location, has no personality. They spend 10 pages of back story of one character meeting the pope and learning about a saint, and they spend about 1 page to say "It's the same as the first asteroid". Over 30 percent of the book (the first 30 percent mind you) is about everything that happens before the space mission, and here's the thing... none of it is interesting. Period. I don't care about person A. interacting with person B. I don't care about a fight. I don't care about a bad/good mother, or her king baby daddy. I don't care about ANY of it, because guess what? That's not important when discussing the asteroid. The only important character doesn't appear for the first third of the book.

So when the asteroid finally is reached, there's a lot more questions. It appears that at least 3 characters are unstable, two of them have a fight days before the launch... over a third. And somehow we're supposed to believe the expedition didn't have backups for all of these people. One character has robots who perform shakespeare.. ON A SPACE SHUTTLE which probably cost millions of dollars to transport anything into space? In fact many of the characters and decisions of that space shuttle just don't make sense.

But the worst is the mysteries. There's mysteries which are painfully obvious. Person A has a problem, person B gave them wine the night before. Person C remembers both facts but doesn't seem to put it together. Then Person B also gave drugs to someone who was acting erratic. and drugs to a third person..... really?

The exposition of the poisoning is even worse. The character of Fransesca Sabatini may set women 300 years back in the book (the good news is there's in the years 2000 so she'll only reset us about 100 years). She's promiscuous, she's conniving, it's clearly she's got everyone under her finger, she sleeps with someone just because she can. She made a couple famous documentaries, one major one on sex. and then when you have all that, out of no where she drops a story about how multiple different people molested her. One against her will then the next as a way to get away from it. And this develops her character how? It's clear the author is trying to build her into being a strong female role model, except that she uses sex as a weapon, she is to blame for at least two deaths so far, she wants to "take care of a third". Her personal opinions on sex are questionable at best, and her backstory is just... ugh.

She's not the only bad character. You have a single track mind on one of the scientists (you know the people who normally are slow to act and put their hypotheses to the real test), another female character who acts more like columbo than the doctor she's supposed to be? ("I could dump the biological data that takes 45 seconds, but instead I'm going to go take a nap... hope that doesn't get anyone killed") The shakesphere guy who honestly could be the most interesting guy, A famous Raman scholar who... gets ignored all the time, and so on. In fact there's not a single character I could really call "good", and the only one I wanted to read about is non existent.

You are on the most wonderful and fanciful thing to EVER happen to human kind and we're spending time talking about molestation, and petty fights? We're spending time on mysteries? We're spending time with a crew that is so dysfunctional the question needs to be repeatedly ask "WHO APPROVED THESE PEOPLE?" There's at least 6 out of the 12 people in the story who should not be on the space shuttle for any reason. It's not like they couldn't find others to replace them. They specifically mention one character having a backup if his secret getting out. But somehow they all got on the space shuttle together?

Save yourself some time. Read Rendezvous with Rama twice, because honestly the first half of this book is so bad it is unlikely I ever even attempt to read the second half. There's no hard science here. There's only a horrible sequel to what was one of the best unsolved mysteries in science fiction of our time.
Phain
I am a Clarke fan, as for other whom may or not be, but enjoyed Rendezvous with Rama or other Clarke novels, be warned; there was little to no Clarke in this novel.

The 'series' is now a Space Soap Opera, its really that simple.....I have the Kindle edition so I can share that 24% of the book had passed before they even got out into space to face the new Rama and 29% before they went in because once they were out there, more soap opera events (that have exactly zero to do with Rama and what goes on later) took place. A total waste of a great storeyline vis a vis the original and where it could have gone....
Nuadador
After 100 pages in, and frustrated with the lack of science fiction, I read the reviews, to find that this is not really a book written by AC Clarke.
I am not likely to finish this book at this point.
But I will be sure to avoid reading any book that AA Clarke 'collaborated' on with another author. In this case it seems as if AC Clarke only contributed his name to the book.

I understand now why this book was on sale. It actually made me worry for what may have caused Clarke to put his his name on a novel that does not resemble his writing style at all.
Coidor
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 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. :-(
Hystana
Like most people looking at reviews of Rama II, I read Rendezvous with Rama and absolutely fell in love with it. Also like most people, I then decided to give Rama II a whirl and, even though some reviews suggested that I stick needles under my finger nails because it will hurt less in the long run, I decided that I would power through the book because "how bad could it possibly be?"

In short:
It could not possibly have been any worse.

To put it into perspective: There is a large, extra-terrestrially manufactured space ship en route to our solar system and most of the book is a high-school level account of "he said, she said, he did, she did, who is even doing who anymore, let's band together and excommunicate the uncool kid"... Instead of an account of said giant space ship. Imagine Rama, only written poorly and full of B-reel high-school drama queens... In space. And the "in space" of it all is negligible at best.

I believe that this may the worst book ever written by human hand.
Cel
This book is a crime against both science & fiction.

Unimaginative, easily dated, self obsessed, oddly racist & misogynistic despite having both female & minority lead characters, overtly religious (which would be fine in and of itself, but this is supposed to be a Clarke universe, the incongruity of tone and setting is starling), comfortable with its own lack of imagination, and worst of all -- BORING.

Do not pass GO, do not collect $200, do not waste your time attempting to read this unreadable book. I weep for the sequels that might have been, and never will be.