Arthur Clarke

Rendezvous with Rama

    rosemichaelhar citeretfor 3 år siden
    but why should any intelligent race want to play childish tricks?”
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    Even by the twenty-second century, no way had yet been discovered of keeping elderly and conservative scientists from occupying crucial administrative positions
    Zoya Alekseevahar citeretfor 4 år siden
    “There’s some kind of fancy dessert with a hot exterior and ice cream in the middle—I don’t remember what it’s called—”
    “Baked Alaska. It’s a favorite at U.P. banquets, unfortunately.”
    Zoya Alekseevahar citeretfor 4 år siden
    raced through a smoky, flame-lit darkness
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    he had a dizzying glimpse of those mysteries at the edge of existence that he had successfully ignored for most of his life.
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    quieter than anything I’ve ever known on Earth, or in space, where there’s always some background noise.
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    went down the steps two at a time in long, gentle strides
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    Yet the scale here was so much greater, both in time and in space, that the mind was unable to do it justice; after a while, it ceased to respond. Norton wondered if, sooner or later, he would take even Rama for granted.
    Zoya Alekseevahar citeretfor 4 år siden
    if there’s any more, heads will roll
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    He could think of nothing, except the enjoyment of the gentle, unaccustomed gravity.
    Zoya Alekseevahar citeretfor 4 år siden
    he was not sure how he would react if he could see himself like an insect crawling up the face of a vertical saucer
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    The rate of fall was so painfully
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    Mercer was the sergeant, leading a three-man patrol on a night raid into no man’s land
    Zoya Alekseevahar citeretfor 4 år siden
    had somehow become neatly tailored into a series of ascending terraces
    Zoya Alekseevahar citeretfor 4 år siden
    And now, Mercer told himself, I have to make my first decision. Am I going up that ladder, or down it?
    Zoya Alekseevahar citeretfor 4 år siden
    As they drifted through the last air lock and floated out along the weightless axis of Rama, Calvert found himself, as he so often did, in the middle of a movie flashback.
    Zoya Alekseevahar citeretfor 4 år siden
    this galaxy of a hundred billion suns
    Zoya Alekseevahar citeretfor 4 år siden
    had never believed that life played an important role in
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    its age-long night
    Zoya Alekseevahar citeretfor 4 år siden
    Norton suddenly recalled the myth of Oceanus, the sea that, the ancients believed, surrounded the Earth.
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