A novel by Arthur C. Clarke
and Gentry Lee (1994, Bantam)
Book 4 of The Rama Saga
As war rages between the humans and the nearly
extinct avians and technologically superior octospiders, Nicole and her extended
family are forced to move.
Read January 2nd to 10th, 1999
The less then acceptable conclusion to the sequel trilogy. I
liked the parts where the characters interacted with aliens, but
much less the human-human interactions. It was nice to get closure
with Nicole, and it is nice to get a lot of ambiguity about the Rama
spacecraft, but I think too much was explained in the end. Showing
when the first guiding node appeared just seconds into the universe's
origin is a little much. In all, the sequel trilogy was good,
though slow. Hard to recommend to a friend.