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Preview — The Garden of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
The Garden of Rama (Rama #3)
The first quarter was interesting. There was still some focus on the Rama mystery. The rest of the book, however, is tedious and pointless as it focuses on the human society aboard Rama. Basically society breaks down and ridiculousness ensues.
This is not what I wanted in a Rama sequel. I wanted to learn more (but not too much) ab ...more
These elements do appear in the first half of this book- I loved the description of Nichole venturing ito the Avian lair and walking down miles of empty corridor before coming to a solitary door. Yup these bits make me tingled w ...more
Meanwhile, the family has expanded to 5 kids. They are then informed that they can all leave the Node to go back to their solar system except two must remain at the Node. The oldest person agree ...more
As strange as it sounds, "The Garden of Rama" needed less of a human element. Nico ...more
As I read this book a second time as an adult, I realized that this book is really just lousy, and it was extremely evident that this was not in any part written by the master author Mr. Clarke, but instead was likely written entirely by Gentry Lee and signed off on by Mr. Clarke's agent for some quick cash.
This "Sci-Fi" novel is better suited for a dri ...more
My other gripe, and this is a complaint about the series generally, is t ...more
Nevermind at the point they still could have explored a lot more of Rama's secrets, or minded their survival even more tha ...more
In this book, we learn a bit more about the purpose of Rama. We meet some strange new characters, lose track of a couple characters, and encounter a rather depressing plot development and commentary on human nature. I'll try not to spoil anythi ...more
”Градината на Рама” проследява приключенията на тримата космонавти, които бяха “отвлечени” от втория космически кораб, който напуска Слънчевата система веднага след безуспешния опит на земляните да го унищожат с ядрен удар. Напускайки орбитата на нашата звезда, “Рама II” се устремява към новата си дестинация, а земляните трябва да намерят начин да се устроят в една странна, враждебна среда.
Il libro riprende la storia nove mesi dopo la fine diRama II, seguendo la storia di tre astronauti dall'espedizione diRama IIche rimangono intrappolati a bordo della gigantescaastronave generazionalealiena, di forma cilindrica kilometrica, che Clarke chiama Rama II, diretta verso lo spazio profondo. Nel corso del viaggio, nascono 5 bambini. Simone Tiasso Wakefield, Catharine Colin Wakefield, Eleanor Joan Wakefield, Benjamin Ryan O'Toole e Patrick Erin O'Toole, vengono partoriti daNicole Des Jar
Enter Rama II, with something that very much resembles characters with lives and motivations, even if they were inexpertly handled; a trifle soap operatic at times even. It's nothing but the characters for ...more
Clarke was a skillful writer and a scientist, and this did shows in the first book of the Rama series: the focus was on the science part of science fiction, and the plot was plausibl ...more
La part més pesada, segurament, és la primera: es presenta com a diari de la Nicole, on va explicant bàsicament el naixement dels seus fills. És interessant, però jo volia llegir alguna cosa més de ciència ficció, no una novel.la sobre una dona que tenia fills i intentava fer que hi hagués la màxima diversitat genètica.
La part del nòdul és la més interessant de totes. Llàstima que sigui la més ...more
My two favorite characters step forward in this installment: Nicole des Jardins and Max Puckett. Max is a bit overdone as a loose-tongued farmer, ...more
The best description I can think of is to say that it is “sprawling”, with half a dozen sections that could have been separate books--were it not for the static characters who remain primarily unchanged in changing times. In this sense the st ...more
Like the other books, I think the theme of this one is still about the human reaction to the unknown.
The Wakefields are floating through space on the Rama craft and 2000 humans are about to join them. We meet some new characters, Nakamura, Watanabe and his wife Nai will figure prominently.
The humans create a power struggle almost instantly. Nakamura sets up strip clubs, gambling etc. Watanabe tries to create a fair and just government.
There is a virus spr ...more
The notion of the prisoners and the scientists both having to go on the ship to better represent the human race, and their later conflicts as they form a society about as stable as you'd suspect one formed from a bunch of timid scientists and hardened crimi ...more
Lots of characters are introduced at the start of this mid-section but some are only there for a few chapters before dying and not really having had an impa ...more
Eventually, she and her family are sent back to Earth to pick up a general representative of the human ...more
Clarke was a graduate of King's Co ...more