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My take on the follow-ups to Clarke’s incomparable Rendezvous With Rama is very simple: I pretend they don’t even exist.skbass said:I would love to discuss it further if anyone is up for it.
Wow! And I thought it was just me!My take on the follow-ups to Clarke’s incomparable Rendezvous With Rama is very simple: I pretend they don’t even exist.
Honestly, I thought they badly trampled on the air of mystery and awe Clarke created with the original story, turning the sense of wonder on its head in exchange for a bloated space soap opera that dragged on and on and on. Gentry Lee, at least with these, is not a good writer (Clarke penned none of these books, he merely laid out the concepts for Lee to write.) As I said in this post, I also suggest that people stay away from the sequels.
Keep in mind that the two books by just Gentry are prequels to the Rama books and not Sequels. While I have not read them yet Hearing that they reveal the origin of Maria and knowing they are prequels to the Rama books keep that in mind and there should be less confusion. I mean if those are prequels then how could Maria really be Richard's Daughter if she was already there before Richard and Nicole? I think if you remember the prequel factor that gives you the answer.I am just finishing reading Rama Revealed and I enjoyed the series. Actually it took me a while to actually start reading Rama 2 because it took ages to set everything up. After a few attempts I finally got myself reading and I was hooked. Also about Maria, Richard was captured by the older Octospiders and apparently his sexual organs were being experimented with so maybe Maria's mum is Richard's daughter???? It could explain way Max was surprised by Maria's brightness at a young age. But I have no right to say anything about that until I finish the last chapters, lol. But guessing from the replies so far he doesn't "Reveal" who she is. Anyway I give Gentry Lee's writing a thumbs up.