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Amph Tales From Distant Earth - The Arthur C. Clarke discussion thread

Discussion in 'Archive: SF&F: Books and Comics' started by Strilo, Mar 30, 2006.

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  1. Golden_Jedi

    Golden_Jedi Jedi Master star 4

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    Sorry, I read it in spanish and missed with the re-translation of the title! :D

    JediNemesis: the ending of TLoOD was definitely weird. Although he is a master in capturing the scientific/government/military ambience.
     
  2. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I have been considering going back through Clarke's catalog and reading it all over again. LOL! That would take a while for sure!
     
  3. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Unlocked on request.
     
  4. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yeah! Come on ya nerds! There's loads to talk about in this thread. Arthur C Clarke is a Grand Master of Science Fiction. Just the other day I found myself in a discussion with someone about Childhood's End.
     
  5. NYCitygurl

    NYCitygurl Manager Emeritus star 9 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Which book of his is the best to start with?
     
  6. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Wow that's a toughie. There are so many good ones. If you are not going to start with the Space Odyssey series (2001) then I would say Rendezvous With Rama.
     
  7. NYCitygurl

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    Okay. I just had someone else (JediNemesis) rave about them, so I'll have to check them out :)
     
  8. VadersLaMent

    VadersLaMent Chosen One star 10

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    You could stop after the first Rama book, some of the rest have good moments, but I thought the quality of the story dropped off. I suppose they are worth the read if you really feel the need for some kind of closure or you could staop with the first book to leave it all ambiguous.
     
  9. Strilo

    Strilo Manager Emeritus star 8 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    I liked the rest of them enough to read them. Rama II especially was pretty good.
     
  10. NYCitygurl

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    Unlocking
     
  11. Qui-Gon_Reborn

    Qui-Gon_Reborn Manager Emeritus star 6 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Yay!! Let's rant about Maestro!! [face_laugh]

    So, did anyone read his last work, The Last Theorem? I've heard that it wasn't really a credit to his career.
     
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