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Rama Revealed by Arthur C. Clarke
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Mar 30, 2016

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This book felt mostly like it was just working towards an inevitability. It did serve to provide some closure to the series, and (perhaps more importantly) gave us some precious insight into the alien cultures, but it doesn't have the driving mystery of the first or the strong character interactions of the second and third.

I'm not sure what it is about hard science fiction series that makes them peter out the longer they go on, but it's certainly something. Longer series have difficulty keeping me entertained, and perhaps that's just me placing a greater burden on the later books due to the expectations set by the first couple, but I don't think I'm alone in doing this for series. At any rate, like Clarke's other series, this one slows down more with each additional book, and here is the point where the train finally slides into the station.

It's definitely good enough that I wouldn't tell you to abandon the series before getting here, but there won't be many surprises. My apologies.
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