Rama Revealed by Arthur C. Clarke
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Trapped on the enormous spaceship Rama III as it hurtles through interstellar space, a group of humans struggles for survival in what has become a hostile and violent environment. A small group of humans flees into the labyrinthine bowels of the ship, where they become trapped in the domain of the octospiders—technologically advanced beings that may be friend or foe.

Written by Clarke’s longtime collaborator Gentry Lee, Rama Revealed marks the climax of the compelling Rama series—in which humans finally encounter the advanced alien intelligences behind the vast and mysterious spaceships, and come to understand their true agenda.


Clarke is widely revered as one of the most influential science fiction writers of the 20th century, esteemed alongside Isaac Asimov and Robert Heinlein, a trio known informally as the “Big Three.” Before his death in 2008, he authored more than 100 novels, novellas, and short story collections and laid the groundwork for science fiction as we know it today. Combining scientific knowledge and visionary literary aptitude, Clarke’s work explored the implications of major scientific discoveries in astonishingly inventive and mystical settings.

Clarke’s short stories and novels have won numerous Hugo and Nebula Awards, have been translated into more than 30 languages, and have sold millions of copies worldwide. Several of his books, including 2001: A Space Odyssey and 2010: Odyssey II, have been adapted into films that still stand as classic examples of the genre. Without a doubt, Arthur C. Clarke is one of the most important voices in contemporary science fiction literature.

Gentry Lee is a science fiction author and chief engineer for the Planetary Flight Systems Directorate at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is known for collaborating with Arthur C. Clarke on several sequels to Rendezvous With Rama, as well as with Carl Sagan on the Cosmos series.

About Arthur C. Clarke

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A writer of science fiction, Arthur Charles Clarke was born in Minehead, Somerset, England, in 1917. Clarke studied at King's College in London, and worked in scientific research before turning his attention to writing fiction. Clarke's first book was Prelude to Space in 1951, but he is best known for his book 2001: A Space Odyssey, which was later turned into a highly successful and controversial film under the direction of Stanley Kubrick. Some of Clarke's later works include the sequels to 2001, 2010: A Space Odyssey II, 2062: Odyssey III, and 3001: The Final Odyssey, and the novels The Garden of Rama and The Snows of Olympus. Clarke emigrated to Sri Lanka in the 1950s. Gentry Lee has been chief engineer on Project Galileo, director of science analysis & mission planning for NASA's Viking mission to Mars, & partner with Carl Sagan in the design, development, & implementation of the television series "Cosmos." He is the co-author of "Rama II," "The Garden of Rama" & "Rama Revealed," & author of "Bright Messengers" & "Double Full Moon." He lives in Frisco, Texas.
Published November 30, 2012 by RosettaBooks. 626 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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