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Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Rendezvous with Rama Rama, 1 by Arthur C. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Error rating book.
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Last month, we asked you to name your favorite book about space travel and explain why. Hundreds of you replied with awesome, succinct, and sometimes very funny explanations of your favorites. Below, find two dozens of your best recommendations, from childhood favorites to Mars colonization to, yes, alien sex. And be sure to comment below if anything is missing. I remember picking up Rendezvous With Rama from my school library in 7th grade yeah I was that popular and couldn't put them down until I finished Garden of Rama. I was quite ecstatic when I found out that Rama Revealed was set to be released later that year. Gentry Lee who co-wrote the last three books in the series also wrote two outstanding books set in the Rama universe.
Bob Johansson has just sold his software company and is looking forward to a life of leisure. There are places to go, books to read, and movies to watch. Bob wakes up a century later to find that corpsicles have been declared to be without rights, and he is now the property of the state. He has been uploaded into computer hardware and is slated to be the controlling AI in an interstellar probe looking for habitable planets. The stakes are high: no less than the first claim to entire worlds. If he accepts, he becomes a prime target.
If the most ambitious scenario succeeds , humans will set foot on the Red Planet by the year It seems like a proper space race, albeit one in a form befitting the current age of privatized spaceflight. Looking at detailed videos and images that explain how a trip to Mars could be accomplished, and how permanent human habitation might be implemented, a host of fictional treatments of the same subject come to mind. Some novels about space exploration posit it as the next logical step for human society; others treat it as a necessity for the survival of the species. Sometimes literally.
Arthur gets pulled into the universe headlong, following Prefect through the stars in an irreverent adventure with the president of the galaxy, his girlfriend, and a depressed robot. An intelligent and lethal alien race resides there, too. Though dangerous, these aliens may hold a key to saving all those stuck in the Void—by destroying it forever. Far in the future, mankind has settled planets throughout the universe, each one under the caretaking of a noble family. Humanity has been divided in a caste system, and the Reds are saddled with the responsibility of mining Mars in hopes of making the surface habitable. Darrow is a Red, proud of his role in making the future brighter for the next generations. Now Darrow is bent on working his way to the top of the caste system in search of justice.