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Here a small excerpt of the excellent science fiction books RAMA by Arthur C. Clarke in connection with the C's session in which they mention a the possibility of a space ark, Chapter 51 of The Wave:

From Book 1: Astronauts explore an alien spacecraft hurtling toward the sun in this Hugo and Nebula Award–winning novel—“a stone-cold classic” of hard sci-fi (The Guardian).

An enormous cylindrical object has entered Earth’s solar system on a collision course with the sun. A team of astronauts are sent to explore the mysterious craft, which the denizens of the solar system name Rama. What they find is astonishing evidence of a civilization far more advanced than ours. They find an interior stretching over fifty 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 won numerous awards, including the Hugo, the Nebula, the Jupiter, and the British Science Fiction Awards. A fast-paced and compelling story of an enigmatic encounter with alien technology, Rendezvous with Rama offers both answers and unsolved mysteries that will continue to fascinate readers for generations.
Here the 4 Rama books on amazon (i thought there were 3);


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Just to let everyone know that we will start the meeting at the same time for everyone, it will just be an hour earlier for those of us that have had a time change due to the end of Daylight Savings (it will be 7 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time). The time changes can be so confusing!

I will post a reminder as usual half an hour before we start the workshop :-)
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