A novel by Arthur C. Clarke
(1973, Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, Inc.)
Book 1 of The Rama Saga
A group of astronauts rendezvous with an empty alien spacecraft on
approach to the sun, explore it, but have to leave before the
exploration can be completed.
Read November 25th to 29th, 1998
This was incredible! It should really be called "Physics
Fiction", because it stressed everything physics does, from coriolis
force to melting ice. From beginning to end, it had action,
suspense, drama. I could see the entire book proceeding in my
mind. Worth a second read. Now, on to the sequel!