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Rendezvous with Rama

Clarke, Arthur C.

ISBN 10: 0330240242 / ISBN 13: 9780330240246
Published by Pan Books, London, 1974
Condition: Very Good Soft cover
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first Pan books edition, first printing (not stated but no indication of being a later printing); SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR 'Arthur C. Clarke' on the front free endpaper; according to a note laid in, from Savath Jayasera, a friend of my former student Mis Kamini de Abrew, from Sri Lanka, dated Sept 25, 1974; from the library of the linguist Glenn Gilbert with his inscription on the ffep and also Jayasera's signature on the title page, else unmarked, edges somewhat darkened, ffep foxed, edges and covers show slight shelfwear, overall rating Very Good; 12mo -- 176 millimeters tall, 252 numbered pages, plus four pages of ads. Bookseller Inventory # 002269

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Title: Rendezvous with Rama

Publisher: Pan Books, London

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: First Thus

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In the year 2130, a huge alien artifact approaches the Earth from outer space. Commander Norton and his crew take their ship to meet it, and, once inside, discover the wonders that go to make up Rama.

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An all-time science fiction classic, Rendezvous with Rama is also one of Clarke's best novels--it won the Campbell, Hugo, Jupiter, and Nebula Awards. A huge, mysterious, cylindrical object appears in space, swooping in toward the sun. The citizens of the solar system send a ship to investigate before the enigmatic craft, called Rama, disappears. The astronauts given the task of exploring the hollow cylindrical ship are able to decipher some, but definitely not all, of the extraterrestrial vehicle's puzzles. From the ubiquitous trilateral symmetry of its structures to its cylindrical sea and machine-island, Rama's secrets are strange evidence of an advanced civilization. But who, and where, are the Ramans, and what do they want with humans? Perhaps the answer lies with the busily working biots, or the sealed-off buildings, or the inaccessible "southern" half of the enormous cylinder. Rama's unsolved mysteries are tantalizing indeed. Rendezvous with Rama is fast moving, fascinating, and a must-read for science fiction fans. Clarke collaborated with Gentry Lee in writing several Rama sequels, beginning with Rama II.

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