Rendezvous With Rama

Rendezvous With Rama
Author: Arthur Charles Clarke
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 243
Release: 1990
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780553287899

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During the twenty-second century, a space probe's investigation of a mysterious, cylindrical asteroid brings man into contact with an extra-galactic civilization

Rendezvous with Rama

Rendezvous with Rama
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publsiher: RosettaBooks
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2012-11-30
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780795325755

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Astronauts explore an alien spacecraft hurtling toward the sun in this Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel—“a stone-cold classic” of hard sci-fi (The Guardian). An enormous cylindrical object has entered Earth’s solar system on a collision course with the sun. A team of astronauts are sent to explore the mysterious craft, which the denizens of the solar system name Rama. What they find is astonishing evidence of a civilization far more advanced than ours. They find an interior stretching over fifty 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 won numerous awards, including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Jupiter, and the British Science Fiction Awards. A fast-paced and compelling story of an enigmatic encounter with alien technology, Rendezvous with Rama offers both answers and unsolved mysteries that will continue to fascinate readers for generations. “Mr. Clarke is splendid . . . We experience that chilling touch of the alien, the not-quite-knowable, that distinguishes SF at its most technically imaginative.” —The New York Times

Rama

Rama
Author: Rick Barba,Arthur Charles Clarke,Gentry Lee
Publsiher: Prima Games
Total Pages: 266
Release: 1996
Genre: Games & Activities
ISBN: 0761508791

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Only Rama: The Official Strategy Guide can unlock the cosmic secrets. Inside are: • Solutions to every puzzle—and the thought process behind them • The keys to decoding alien number systems • An in-depth interview with Rama novelists Arthur C. Clarke and Gentry Lee About the Author Rick Barba is the author of numerous electronic entertainment books, including Myst: The Official Strategy Guide, DOOM Battlebook, and Under a Killing Moon: The Official Strategy Guide (all from Prima).

Rama II

Rama II
Author: Arthur Charles Clarke,Gentry Lee
Publsiher: Spectra
Total Pages: 466
Release: 1990
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780553286588

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In the sequel to "Rendezvous with Rama," a second Raman spacecraft is discovered approaching Earth in 2196, an event of potentially devastating consequences for humankind

Rama Revealed

Rama Revealed
Author: Arthur C. Clarke,Gentry Lee
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 512
Release: 2013-08-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780575121683

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Years after the appearance in the solar system of the immense, deserted spaceship named by its discoverers Rama, a second craft arrived, destined to become home for a group of human colonists. But now the colony has become a brutal dictatorship, committing genocide against its peaceful alien neighbours and terrorizing its own inhabitants. Nicole Wakefield, condemned to death for treason, has escaped and crossed the Cylindrical Sea to the island of mysterious skyscrapers which the humans call New York. There she is reunited with her husband, and soon they are joined by others of their family and friends. But pursuit is not far behind and they are forced to flee to the subterranean corridors of New York inhabited by the menancing octospiders.

Marrow

Marrow
Author: Robert Reed
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2013-05-28
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781466846234

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The Ship has traveled the universe for longer than any of the near-immortal crew can recall, its true purpose and origins unknown. It is larger than many planets, housing thousands of alien races and just as many secrets. Now one of those secrets has been discovered: at the center of the Ship is . . . a planet. Marrow. But when a team of the Ship's best and brightest are sent down to investigate, will they return with the origins of the Ship--or will they bring doom to everyone on board? Robert Reed, whose fantastic stories have been filling all the major SF magazines for the past several years, spins a captivating tale of adventure and wonder on an incredible scale in this novel based on his acclaimed novella. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

A Cage of Roots

A Cage of Roots
Author: Matt Griffin
Publsiher: The O'Brien Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2015-03-02
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 9781847177575

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Magic exists beneath our feet, if we only know where to look … Growing up in a New York orphanage, Ayla has no idea who her family is. It is not until she comes to Ireland that she finds out just how deep her roots really are. Then her past rises up to haunt her and seeks to destroy her as Ayla is abducted and buried alive in the bowels of the earth. Above ground, her three best friends set out to find and save her from a fate that has been lying in wait for centuries. Guided by Ayla’s uncles, they must make a treacherous journey that takes them down among the very roots of time.

The Garden of Rama

The Garden of Rama
Author: Arthur C. Clarke,Gentry Lee
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2013-08-29
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780575121669

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In the year 2130 a mysterious spaceship, Rama, arrived in the solar system. It was huge - big enough to contain a city and a sea - and empty, apparently abandoned. By the time Rama departed for its next, unknown, destination many wonders had been uncovered, but few mysteries solved. Only one thing was clear: everything the enigmatic builders of Rama did, they did in threes. Eighty years later the second alien craft arrived in the solar system. This time, Earth had been waiting. But all the years of preparation were not enough to unlock the Raman enigma. Now Rama II is on its way out of the solar system. Aboard it are three humans, two men and a woman, left behind when the expedition departed. Ahead of them lies the unknown, a voyage no human has ever experienced. And at the end of it - and who could tell how many years away that might be? - may lie the truth about Rama...

Eon

Eon
Author: Greg Bear
Publsiher: Tor Books
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2015-09-15
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 0765380498

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New York Times bestselling author Greg Bear's Eon is now available for the first time in trade paperback. The 21st century was on the brink of nuclear confrontation when the 300 kilometer-long stone flashed out of nothingness and into Earth's orbit. NASA, NATO, and the UN sent explorers to the asteroid's surface...and discovered marvels and mysteries to drive researchers mad. For the Stone was from space--but perhaps not our space; it came from the future-but perhaps not our future; and within the hollowed asteroid was Thistledown. The remains of a vanished civilization. A human-English, Russian, and Chinese-speaking-civilization. Seven vast chambers containing forests, lakes, rivers, hanging cities... And museums describing the Death; the catastrophic war that was about to occur; the horror and the long winter that would follow. But while scientists and politicians bickered about how to use the information to stop the Death, the Stone yielded a secret that made even Earth's survival pale into insignificance.

Rendezvous with Rama

Rendezvous with Rama
Author: Arthur C. Clarke
Publsiher: MacMillan
Total Pages: 111
Release: 2005-01-01
Genre: Easy to read materials
ISBN: 1405073039

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"On an autumn morning in 2077, a huge ball of fire appeared in the sky over Europe. Moving at 50 kilometres a second, the meteorite crashed onto the plain of northern Italy and 600,000 people died." -- back cover.

Appleseed

Appleseed
Author: John Clute
Publsiher: Hachette UK
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2012-03-22
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781405516150

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The Klavier Station has been silently ambling through the empty sectors of the galaxy for longer than anyone can remember. If it hides a mystery, it is well concealed. Nathaniel Freer, a trader en route with a cargo of dedicated nano-robots, knows that he has been manoeuvred into stopping for repairs on Klavier having survived what was made to look like a botched attempt at piracy. And once there, he gradually begins to understand why. For his cargo is destined for a recently colonized planet whose only export promises to revolutionise data-processing. That export has a remarkable, ancient connection, with Klavier. And if it's reawakened, the universe will become a very different place. Fast-paced hard SF at its best, APPLESEED is a fireworks display of storytelling. More information on this book and others can be found on the Orbit website at www.orbitbooks.co.uk

Breaking the Bow

Breaking the Bow
Author: Anil Menon,Vandana Singh
Publsiher: Zubaan
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2014-03-11
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9789383074174

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A long time ago, a young prince, the heir to a great South-Asian kingdom, wielded Siva’s mighty bow and won the heart of a brave princess. The story of what happened next to the married couple—the Ramayana—told and re-told countless times over the centuries, begins where most stories end. The twenty-five stories in Breaking the Bow take a similar courageous leap into the unknown. Inspired by the Ramayana and its cultural importance, the anthology dares to imagine new worlds. Stories by some of the best writers in contemporary south-Asian fiction, including Abha Dawesar, Rana Dasgupta, Priya Sarukkai Chabria, Tabish Khair, Kuzhali Manickavel, Mary Anne Mohanraj and Manjula Padmanabhan. Stories from India, Sri Lanka and Thailand, but also Holland, Israel, the United Kingdom and the United States. Published by Zubaan.

The Sapphire Heist

The Sapphire Heist
Author: Lauren Blakely
Publsiher: Montlake Romance
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2016-08-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 1503935698

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Keep your lover close and your enemy closer. After giving in to a fiery night of passion, island adventurer Steph Anderson and bounty hunter Jake Harlowe are back to square one. With millions in stolen jewels at stake, it s hard for Steph not to question her new partner s true motives no matter how sexy he might be. Jake is hungry for more of Steph, but he can sense her growing mistrust, which only fuels his own doubts. Worse, there s undeniable evidence that someone else is now after the jewels and that they are both in real danger. Fighting against their magnetic attraction is a distraction these two can t afford. In order to survive, they ll have to pull off one more heist and trust each other with something even more precious than jewels: their hearts. "

Robotics Through Science Fiction

Robotics Through Science Fiction
Author: Robin R. Murphy
Publsiher: MIT Press
Total Pages: 198
Release: 2018-12-25
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780262536264

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Six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. This book presents six classic science fiction stories and commentary that illustrate and explain key algorithms or principles of artificial intelligence. Even though all the stories were originally published before 1973, they help readers grapple with two questions that stir debate even today: how are intelligent robots programmed? and what are the limits of autonomous robots? The stories—by Isaac Asimov, Vernor Vinge, Brian Aldiss, and Philip K. Dick—cover telepresence, behavior-based robotics, deliberation, testing, human-robot interaction, the “uncanny valley,” natural language understanding, machine learning, and ethics. Each story is preceded by an introductory note, “As You Read the Story,” and followed by a discussion of its implications, “After You Have Read the Story.” Together with the commentary, the stories offer a nontechnical introduction to robotics. The stories can also be considered as a set of—admittedly fanciful—case studies to be read in conjunction with more serious study. Contents “Stranger in Paradise” by Isaac Asimov, 1973 “Runaround” by Isaac Asimov, 1942 “Long Shot” by Vernor Vinge, 1972 “Catch That Rabbit” by Isaac Asimov, 1944 “Super-Toys Last All Summer Long” by Brian Aldiss, 1969 “Second Variety” by Philip K. Dick, 1953

RENDEZVOUS WITH REVENGE

RENDEZVOUS WITH REVENGE
Author: Mayu Takayama,MIRANDA LEE
Publsiher: Harlequin / SB Creative
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-03-01
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
ISBN: 9784596026804

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I want someone to love all of me, even my secrets... Abby works as a receptionist at a clinic for an orthopedic surgeon named Ethan. Being betrayed by a former lover has given her a distrust towards men, but for some reason, Ethan also holds a disgust towards women. One day, he asks her to accompany her on a trip...and offers to pay her to pretend to be his lover. Without thinking, she instinctively turns him down. However, something unforeseen happens. Her beloved teacher is the victim of a robbery and has lost a huge sum of money. Her desire to help leads her to her decision. She will accept Ethan's offer. She never thought that she would have her heart stolen once again...