Garden of Rama (Rama #3)
By the twenty-third century Earth has already had two encounters with massive, mysterious robotic spacecraft from beyond our solar system--the incontestable proof of an alien technology that far exceeds our own. Now three human cosmonauts are...more
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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
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
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
Looking much forward to read its following book.
This book gave me thoughts (once again) to ponder about the human situation towards itself and its attitude towards other species. Gave me the shudders!!
At another instance, it also pointed out about the pleasures (and possible rewards) of experiencing things anew.
A Fantastic Book, in a Fantastic Series! :) :)
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
On the positive side:
- It accurately portrays humans as the dysfunctional assholes they are.
- A bit of the mystery that can be found in the first book is re-introduced.
On the negative:
- The plot quite literally goes nowhere (the ship travels to Sirius only to turn right back around and return to Earth).
- The characters are uninteresting.
- There's qu ...more
Writing Style: 2/5
This was better than Rama II but still not as good as Rama I. I've seen warnings that fans of the first should ignore the rest of the series, and while I agree that you are better off skipping the second book, I think that the original Rama fans could still enjoy this. This recommendation deserves some disclaimers through.
The plot: One of the big disappointments of Rama II was that it really didn't give us anything new or different from th ...more
1. Humans center on their own power and territory ...more
I was completely drawn in by the first section of the book. The trip to the megastructure and the time spent on it were fascinating and imaginative. But then the story switched to the new characters, and expanded. It seemed to take a nose dive at this point. At times this section felt like a melodramatic morality play. However, th ...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.
"She rolled over and looked at Richard quizzically. 'It's about Katie,' he said. 'I really need your help ... There's another of those youth get-acquainted dances tomorrow night - you remember we told Katie last week she could go, but only if Patrick went with her and she came home at a reasonable hour. Well, tonight I just happened to see her standing in front of her mirror in a new dress. It was short and ve ...more
That's the takeaway from the first third of The Garden Of Rama where the three surviving astronauts (Nicole, Richard, Michael) from Rama II try, and try, and try, and try, to conceive and repopulate the human race as it exists in a giant space tube.
The notion of a unorthodox family unit forming on the Rama spacecraft seemed promising as eventually children are had by Nicole and Richard. But the train goes off the rails when Nicole decides she REALLY needs to ...more
One thing I found so anomalous it angered me a great deal. Living near Florida's NASA base and having read science fiction since I could read even I know man's greatest enemy in space is fire so why was an entire habitat developed and designed with fireplaces?
And when you have a chance at participating in wh ...more
I mean ok so suddenly, they decide the start the book as Nicole's memoir! And what's in the memoir? 13 years or life in Rama and how she is the saviour of humanity and helps bring 6 lives in this universe! And in the turn of events, the memoir suddenly stops and again narrative starts where they reach a certain place called as "The Node" where a supreme being is cataloguing all the lifeforms in-universe and boom! the author describes how kids play at the waystation!
This is not ...more
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 graduate of King's Co ...more