Rendezvous With Rama

Rendezvous With Rama

Paperback S.F. Masterworks

By (author) Arthur C. Clarke

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  • Publisher: Gollancz
  • Format: Paperback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 128mm x 196mm x 22mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 13 April 2006
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0575077336
  • ISBN 13: 9780575077331
  • Sales rank: 12,739

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The multi-award-winning SF masterpiece from one of the greatest SF writers of all time Rama is a vast alien spacecraft that enters the Solar System. A perfect cylinder some fifty kilometres long, spinning rapidly, racing through space, Rama is a technological marvel, a mysterious and deeply enigmatic alien artefact. It is Mankind's first visitor from the stars and must be investigated ...Winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1974 Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1973 Winner of the JOHN W. CAMPBELL AWARD for best novel, 1974 Winner of the BSFA AWARD for best novel, 1973

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Arthur C. Clarke was born in Minehead in 1917. During the Second World War he served as a radar instructor for the RAF, rising to the rank of flight-lieutenant. After the war, he entered King's college, London taking, in 1948, his Bsc in physics and mathematics with first class honours.One of the most respected of all science-fiction writers, he has won Kalinga Prize, the Aviation Space-Writers Prize and the Westinghouse Science Writing Prize. He also shared an Oscar nomination with Stanley Kubrick for the screenplay of 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was based on his story, The Sentinel. He has lived in Sri Lanka since 1956.