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Rendezvous with Rama. 1973 Rendezvous with Rama
by Arthur C. Clarke
1st Edition 1973
ISBN 0575045450
Hardback in dust jacket
Cover illustration by Bruce Pennington
256 pages
Price: £2.00

Rendezvous with Rama, a novel by Arthur C. Clarke.

The first part of the Rama series.

Published as a serial in Galaxy (September and October 1973 issues).

Adapted into a heavily abridged version by David Fickling (Oxford University Press, 1979).

The image opposite and the blurb below are from the second printing of the 1974 Pan Books paperback edition, ISBN 0330240242. Cover illustrator unknown.

Publisher’s Blurb – Lower Cover
'There are perpetual surprises, constant evocation of the sense of wonder, and occasions of the most breathless suspense'
Theodore Sturgeon, New York Times

Rama - a metallic cylinder approaching the sun at a tremendous velocity.

Rama - first product of an alien civilization to be encountered by man.

Rama - a world of technological marvels and artificial ecology.

What is its purpose in this year 2131?
Who is inside it? And why?

'Fresh and genuinely exciting . . . visualized by a keen, expert eye and set down by a master hand, one that allows the various wonders to speak for themselves . . . consistently, continuously good'
Kingsley Amis, Spectator

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