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Anyway, I decided it was time to sample his w ...more
I would have enjoyed this novel more if Clarke and Lee had taken the story completely to the ocean. The too-brie ...more
I can't believe I read the whole thing. Run away!
Yesterday (11/02/06) during lunch, I finished my most recent book: Cradle, by Arthur C. Clarke and Genry Lee.
This is same team that wrote the last 3/4 of the Rama series (following Clarke's standalone classic, Rendevous With Rama). Those were good books. Cradle, which was written a couple of years before the Rama sequels, is not.
Not that it's a terribly bad book. I was entertained for almost all of the 408 pages. But I'd never read it again. The book is ba ...more
About the first two ...more
The characters are unbelievable and the plot is ridiculous - alien beings who can travel galactic distances but require an Encyclopaedia and some Gold in order to leave Earth.
This would have made a good kids book were it not for the pointless (and trust me, I'm not prudish at all) sexual content.
One of the challenges of scifi is tying grander scoped-epics into a framework that has meaning for the individual players (characters). This story n ...more
Un missile top secret che svanisce in volo. Un tridente d'oro che cambia sorprendentemente forma. Una caverna subacquea custodita da balene... Qualcosa si nasconde nel fondo marino al largo di Key West, un mistero in parte umano ma nello stesso tempo terribilmente alieno. Il suo potere è immenso e terrificante e potrebbe distruggere ogni forma di vita sulla Terra. Ma qualcuno ha deciso di scoprire il terribile segreto. E da quel momento non esiste più alcuna certezza, nessun luogo sicuro in cui...more
Anyway, the problem with the book is Gentry Lee has this idea that character development should be the core of any book, even a science fiction one. A fine ideal to strive towards, certainly. But somebody failed to tell him that character development should be woven into ...more
The beginning of the book is promising. A beautiful race of sea creatures is captured and transferred to another place. The same happens to other species around the world. That storyl ...more
Clarke was a graduate of King's Co ...more