Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke.
An enormous cylindrical object appears in Earth's solar system, hurtling toward the sun. A ship is sent to explore the mysterious craft-which the denizens of the solar system name Rama-and what they find is intriguing evidence of a civilization far more advanced than ours. They find an interior stretching over 50 kilometers; a forbidding cylindrical sea; mysterious and inaccessible buildings; and strange machine-animal hybrids, or "biots," that inhabit the ship. But what they don't find is an alien presence. So who-and where-are the Ramans?
Often listed as one of Clarke's finest novels, Rendezvous With Rama has won both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards. A fast-paced and compelling story of an enigmatic encounter with alien technology, Rendezvous With Rama offers both answers and unsolved mysteries that continue to fascinate readers decades after its first publication.
Peter will be moderating this month. Hope you can join us for some thoughtful discussion.
Upcoming books are:
July - Lying by Sam Harris (Carol)
August - Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right by Jane Mayer (Carol)
September - The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan (Darren)
September is also book selection month. Please bring a book you would like the group to read.
October - "Elon Musk’s Billion-Dollar Crusade to Stop the A.I. Apocalypse” by Maureen Dowd in the April 2017 Vanity Fair - http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2017/03/elon-musk-billion-dollar-crusade-to-stop-ai-space-x (Steve)
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