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The least disappointing thing is that it's merely badly written, but worked well enough within its zeitgeist so that it skated by at the time. The Stone is a hollowed out asteroid; containing seven chambers each with their own landscape and cities. Hexamon technology is also able to reconstruct the bodies of the humans from 21st century, as the Soviet commander Mirsky discovers—when he is fatally shot in the head by his rivals during a confrontation in one of the libraries, the Stone's automatic defense and repair systems are triggered by this act of violence. Clarke's Rendezvous With Rama, but he also wanted to give something to those who felt Rama cheated them out of a plot.

But I'll still say that this is probably one of those books whose basic idea is so good that, nearly no matter how boring you will find one of the subplots, you just have to love it.It is really a shame that the writing is so poor, because the concepts introduced here are fantastic. It was a page turner, but only because I wanted to get through a long drawn out explanation of events unfolding exactly as had been previously predicted.

In the 80s, politruks, the political officers tasked with keeping up the morale of the troops and keep them in line with the communist doctrine were largely washed-out corrupt thugs who didn’t care about the doctrine. he can't seem to keep from following every thread to a conclusion at the expense of good story telling.Human nature is an interesting one, because many of the inhabitants of Axis City wouldn’t fall under our definition of “human”. It’s a great book, which may not have aged too well, but still instills a sense of wonder in the reader.

Clarke, indeed when an asteroid appears in a nova-like burst of radiation and sails neatly into an orbit round the Earth and Moon, one is instantly reminded of Rendez-vous with Rama, but this artifact is not alien. Not that books can’t be serious, but then it needs to tick other boxes, believable emotions for one. That said, this was a visionary, ambitious work of SF that was crammed full of ideas which is precisely what SF should be doing. Thematisiert werden Zeitreisen, Paralleluniversen, Megastrukturen im Raum und die Fortführung aggressiven Territorialverhaltens im Weltraum. And plus, when the scientists go and explore it, or the guy in House of Leaves rides off on his bike to investigate the vastness of the House, it's like when kids in stories find doors in trees or in the back of wardrobes and they get to explore a magical kingdom.They make sense, but there's no real mystery to them, not enough depth to explore, and so became predictable. I can think of no sensible way to review the book without spoiling it, and can only suggest that, if you also missed it, and have liked other Bear books, you give it a shot. Greg Bear is not the superb master of characters and political speculation in which Ursula Le Guin - Left Hand of Darkness excels, nor is he a smooth story teller such as Ray Bradbury. At the opening of the novel, in 2005, Judith Hoffmann, head of the commission that coordinates the exploration of the Stone, recruits a theoretical physicist.

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