Arthur C Clarke

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I have no trouble killing two tribbles with one stone.
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Hahaha, I didn't even have a problem with 2061, but 3001 crossed the line for me... it was basically just a description of what he thought life would be like, and not that much to do with the rest of the series.
Although I haven't finished it, I really like the 'Rendevous with Rama' series.
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Speaking of Rama, I read the Ramayana a few years back. Them Hindus know how to write a good epic. If and when I get money I'd like to get the Mahabharata and read that as well.
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Arthur C. Clarke's Rama series was much the same as 2001 etc. "Rendezvous with Rama" was excellent, but the series faded really badly over the three or four sequels that followed. His book "Fountains of Paradise" was a good read. 8)

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mountainmage wrote:Speaking of Rama, I read the Ramayana a few years back. Them Hindus know how to write a good epic. If and when I get money I'd like to get the Mahabharata and read that as well.
Sounds interesting. Maybe I should get myself down to my local purveyor of Hindu Epics...
Where do you buy such a thing - book shop, or do you have to order off the internet like all the rest of us who like to punish ourselves by liking obscure things?
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I bought it at Borders, which is a chain Book Store over here in the states (in case you don't have it in Australia). The translation I read is by William Buck.
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I'm going to take the Oppenheimer solution and read it in sanskrit, once I learn some sanskrit.

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Yeah, have fun with that.
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Thanks, that's nice of you to say.

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No problem. I can imagine the extra pleasure you'll get from reading it in its native tongue. Sure, Buck tried to capture the heart of it, but it probably lost a little bit in translation.
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mountainmage wrote:No problem. I can imagine the extra pleasure you'll get from reading it in its native tongue. Sure, Buck tried to capture the heart of it, but it probably lost a little bit in translation.
I really need to step up on my language learning. My Spanish and German are less than impressive, and I'm making no progress on anything else.

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mountainmage wrote:I bought it at Borders, which is a chain Book Store over here in the states (in case you don't have it in Australia). The translation I read is by William Buck.
Oh we certainly do have Borders (Starbucks, too D:< )! I like being in a room with all those books in one place, but I don't really like the overpricedness of it all. Nevertheless, I'll have a look next time I'm there.
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Overpriced? They always charge what's on the book cover, like where it says U.S.: $X, Canadia: $X, and that's only when they're not on sale.
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I just steal books from the library.

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The first two Rama novels left me dissatisfied. There's no answers to any questions, just "Look at all this shit. We're not going to explain any of it. Not word one."

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