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thorbalanon Vintage Science Fiction Month was both back to basics (read a lot of scifi and fantasy as a kid) and literary euphoria. They're all top-notch, 5 stars (and a universe), but Childhood's End is that rare kind of novel that excites and frightens. It's a story of logical extinction, a step-by-step speculative evolution. Towards our end. Beautiful. Remorseless. The Wee Free Men was my last book for January, because I love a witch who's in love with words. #januarywrapup2016 #vintagescifimonth #VintageScifi #sciencefiction 1w

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soniaregribeiro To Mr. Clarke, wherever you are, and Mr. Lee, thank you for this epic insight into human nature! "Understanding is happiness." It couldn't have ended with a better saying. A must-read, definitely. Brilliant, deep, sensitive - a very honest and straight forward analysis of humans and humanity, as species and individuals. #arthurclarke #arthurcclarke #gentrylee #rama #rendezvouswithrama #ramaii #thegardensoframa #ramarevealed #scifi #scifibooks #universe #cosmos #reading #geek #geekgirl #geekgirlgonesexy 3w

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ak_akkawi Love me some Arthur C. Clark. An alien spacecraft that's being investigated #sciencefiction #scifi #arthurcclarke #rendezvouswithrama #reading #recommendation #mystery #happytime 4w

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thorbalanon "If such a thing had happened once, it must surely have happened many times in this galaxy of a hundred billion suns." | On my fourth book for #vintagescifimonth and I just can't stay away from the brave but melancholic prose of Arthur C. Clarke. #sfmasterworks 1mon
  •   thorbalanon @jzhunagev Equally a huge fan of The Foundation and Robots series of Asimov but Clarke does have the more elegant writing. 1mon
  •   thorbalanon @vintagebook.love I've been looking at the vintage covers of this and Childhood's End. My God. They don't much effort as they used to and vintage science fiction covers is proof of that. Looking forward to your post! 1mon
  •   mslgaudier Hello @thorbalanon im a newbie here. Just joined the bookstagram community this 2016. I was searching for pinoy bookstagrammers also known as legit bookish new friends. And thats how i stumbled on your account. Following 4w
  •   thorbalanon Enjoy your browsing and this wonderful community. :) Check out #bookishpinoys too. @mslgaudier 4w
  •   tannenbrown Brilliant b 4w
  •   tannenbrown Ook 4w
  •   redstarreviews Clarke is always an excellent choice! I reread Rendezvous With Rama this past year and was again amazed at his skill in projecting our future. 4w
  •   thorbalanon I just love how he portrays the best and worst of humanity when confronted by something beyond (our) comprehension. @redstarreviews 4w

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literasutra Você já terminou de ler um livro e precisou gritar e sair correndo dando voltas pela casa? Isso aconteceu comigo lendo "Encontro com Rama", de Arthur C. Clarke. Ele entra naquela categoria de livros perfeitos: não só por causa da história em si, mas também graças a essa edição fantástica da Editora Aleph, com tradução super atual - e o que falar dessa capa linda??? ••• Mas vamos à história: Em um futuro onde os seres humanos já colonizaram luas e planetas, o sistema solar de repente para e volta suas atenções a um objeto muito diferente do normal. Uma nave de procedência e destino desconhecidos, que parece estar somente de passagem - mas será isso mesmo? A única coisa que os humanos sabem sobre ela é o apelido que eles próprios criaram: Rama. ••• "Encontro com Rama" é realmente muito bom. Tem uma narrativa que prende, que trata de conceitos científicos sem precisar dar um nó na cabeça de quem lê. É a prova de que a ficção científica não existe apenas para entreter, mas para levantar questões e reflexões necessárias. Do tipo que merece releitura! Resenha completa em breve no blog.
#EncontroComRama #ArthurCClarke #ArthurClarke #EditoraAleph #FicçãoCientífica #RendezvousWithRama #livro #literatura #bookworm
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  •   jack_guedes Comprei esse no fim do ano. Já tá na lista. 4w
  •   literasutra @jack_guedes Me conta depois o que você achou! Eu gostei tanto que já to lendo outro livro do autor: "As Fontes do Paraíso" 3w

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venkman1636 Colonies in Space by T.A. Heppenheimer (circa 1977)

Ah, the missing manual to space colonization. Looks like we know where Interstellar got its space station inspiration( actually I'd say this and Nolan's movie were inspired by Clarke's Rendezvous With Rama). #coloniesinspace #colonization #spacestation #spaceexploration #taheppenheimer #raybradbury #issacasimov #arthurcclarke #rendezvouswithrama #interstellar #christophernolan #books #vintage #bookstagram #bookworm #bibliophile
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tulipbooks This is the Sci Fi box I put together for my tulip book box launch giveaway winner.
Rendezvous with Rama is arguably a staple of the sci fi canon and there is so much interesting ephemera about it and Clarke that I was spoilt for choice in finding materials to use as inspiration for the book box props.
Have you read much sci fi? What would you say is the canon?
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  •   xleptodactylous @literarydreams (it's also a really easy form and the questions get the best info out of you) 1mon
  •   literaryjourney Hi- I'm planning on buying one of your boxes, just waiting for holiday stuff go finish up. Do you have an ongoing subscription? Or is it one at a time? 1mon
  •   tulipbooks @literaryjourney how exciting!! At the moment, we don't have subscription set up, but it's something we are working towards as it's such a popular thing at the moment. But you can obviously buy more than one box 1mon
  •   tulipbooks @xleptodactylous thanks for the feedback! 🦄 1mon
  •   literaryjourney Knowing me, I'm sure I will. Btw, I've finished your bookmark, it's sitting here waiting for the mailbox 1mon
  •   tulipbooks @literaryjourney yay! I can't wait 😬😬 1mon
  •   literarydreams Thank you for the feedback @xleptodactylous I can't wait! 1mon
  •   literarydreams Oh and congratulations dear 1mon

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soniaregribeiro After squatting my ass off (quite literally ), some Arthur Clarke for relaxation #geek #geekgirl #geekgirlgonesexy #squats #fitgeekgirl #brainfit #bodyfit #arthurclarke #rama #rendezvouswithrama #lovereading 2mon

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kiki_view All my #yellowandredbooks together ️ Thanks to @the.bookeaters for tagging me

For the ones that I've tagged, please gather all your yellow and red books and tag more people.
Sorry I haven't explained it before. It's my first one!

#dune #thecolourofmagic #howtothinklikeeinstein #dunethebutlerianjihad #afterglowofcreation #pygmy #rendezvouswithrama #thebees
#bookstagram #bookgeek #books #booknerd #bookworm #booktag #bookcommunity
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hughes_matt This is quite possibly my favourite book. It is also an uncommon first edition. What are credit cards for if not for this, eh?! #rendezvouswithrama #rama #arthurcclarke #arthurclarke #books #scifi #firstedition 2mon

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gothpossum I got excited about #vintagescifimonth and made a youtube video to spread the word. Hopefully I can get through some of my vintage scifi tbr read in January! #vintagescifi #book #bookstagram #booktube #booktubesff #arthurcclarke #rendezvouswithrama 2mon
  •   redstarreviews That's awesome!! Rendezvous With Rama is an excellent choice! 2mon

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tajasuka Don't you hate it when you lose your place in a book? Fear not, these little bookmarks will help you find your way. Especially the next time you're reading classic #scifi like #doandroidsdreamofelectricsheep or #rendezvouswithrama 2mon

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