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Rendezvous With Rama

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 9780795325755
Genre : Fiction
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An enormous cylindrical object appears in Earth’s solar system, hurtling toward the sun. A ship is sent to explore the mysterious craft—which the denizens of the solar system name Rama—and what they find is intriguing evidence of a civilization far more advanced than ours. They find an interior stretching over 50 kilometers; a forbidding cylindrical sea; mysterious and inaccessible buildings; and strange machine-animal hybrids, or “biots,” that inhabit the ship. But what they don’t find is an alien presence. So who—and where—are the Ramans? Often listed as one of Clarke’s finest novels, Rendezvous With Rama has won both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards. A fast-paced and compelling story of an enigmatic encounter with alien technology, Rendezvous With Rama offers both answers and unsolved mysteries that continue to fascinate readers decades after its first publication.
Category: Fiction

Arthur C Clarke

Author : Eric S. Rabkin
ISBN : 9780916732219
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The second edition of Eric S. Rabkin's study of the life and work of Arthur C. Clarke.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Science Fiction And Fantasy Literature

Author : R. Reginald
ISBN : 9780941028769
Genre : Reference
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Literature, A Checklist, 1700-1974, Volume one of Two, contains an Author Index, Title Index, Series Index, Awards Index, and the Ace and Belmont Doubles Index.
Category: Reference

The Amis Collection

Author : Kingsley Amis
ISBN : UOM:39015019560518
Genre : Literary Collections
File Size : 47.89 MB
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Category: Literary Collections

Rama Ii

Author : Arthur C. Clarke
ISBN : 9780795325663
Genre : Fiction
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Years after the first encounter with a mysterious alien spacecraft in Rendezvous With Rama, a second spaceship enters the solar system—and a team of Earth’s most accomplished scientists and cosmonauts is sent to intercept it. The human crew is no stranger to Raman culture and technology. But Rama II offers surprises not encountered on the first ship—surprises that could turn out to be deadly. Set against a backdrop of economic crisis that threatens all human settlements throughout the solar system, Rama II tells the story of an advanced scientific team dealing with the unexpected both on an enigmatic alien spacecraft and within their own psyches.
Category: Fiction

Evaporating Genres

Author : Gary K. Wolfe
ISBN : 9780819571045
Genre : Fiction
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In this wide-ranging series of essays, an award-winning science fiction critic explores how the related genres of science fiction, fantasy, and horror evolve, merge, and finally “evaporate” into new and more dynamic forms. Beginning with a discussion of how literary readers “unlearned” how to read the fantastic during the heyday of realistic fiction, Gary K. Wolfe goes on to show how the fantastic reasserted itself in popular genre literature, and how these genres themselves grew increasingly unstable in terms of both narrative form and the worlds they portray. More detailed discussions of how specific contemporary writers have promoted this evolution are followed by a final essay examining how the competing discourses have led toward an emerging synthesis of critical approaches and vocabularies. The essays cover a vast range of authors and texts, and include substantial discussions of very current fiction published within the last few years.
Category: Fiction

Collection Development

Author : Karl Nyren
ISBN : STANFORD:36105035513212
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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Category: Language Arts & Disciplines