Sunday, June 2, 2019

Hugo Winner Book Review: Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke

This was the Hugo award winner for best novel of 1974. It also won the other major science fiction award, the Nebula.

This is one of Clarke's best novels in my opinion, and has all the hallmarks of his work: incredible imagination, a sense of wonder, and a theme found in almost every one of his novels: contact with intelligent aliens. It also has what some find annoying: he doesn't explain everything, leaving many questions unanswered and up to the reader to ponder.

The novel spawned three sequels, which were written by author Gentry Lee (with some input from Clarke).

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