Camelot 30K has ratings and 29 reviews. David said: It’s been a while since I read a hard SF book. I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy them. Th. Camelot 30K By Robert L. Forward – FictionDB. Cover art, synopsis, sequels, reviews, awards, publishing history, genres, and time period. Camelot 30K [Robert L. Forward] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. When humankind discovers intelligent life in the Oort Cloud, the first.
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To ask other readers questions about Camelot 30Kplease sign up. Bottom line, if you have young kids or so this is a nice book to introduce them to the genre of 30l.
Vamos, para el lector de “andar por casa”. I kept It’s been a while since I read a “hard SF” book. This book has a lot of “cool” ideas, and it is worth reading just for that. Mhhammer rated it really liked it Jan 09, At the time, it seemed such a novel premise to see an insect-like alien race depicted without them being an invading threat to humanity.
Want to Read saving…. Retrieved from ” https: Clever reveal, great piece of SciFi. El arranque es muy bueno, pero ha ido perdiendo fuerza a medida que avanza, y aunque hay muchas cosas por descubrir en ccamelot trayecto, creo que se “deshoja la margarita” 30j deprisa, y se pierde camepot poco el “efecto sorpresa”.
The humans also teach Merlene more about science and technology which would hopefully advance the kerack race. Camelot 30K is only for the more experienced and determined reader. Jan 02, Craig rated it it was ok. Although, at the time I was years old and stuck somewhere I didn’t want to be, so I can’t entirely couch for the literary tastes of my early self.
Views Read Edit View history. The scientists discover the tragic conclusion of the kerack life cycle almost too late to save Merlene; when a kerack colony accumulated a large enough stockpile the queen would instinctively arrange it in such a way as to trigger a nuclear explosion, blasting kerack spores off of the Kuiper belt object to colonize other objects in the belt.
Also, he writes SO good! A great book by a real scientist. This book has a few interesting ideas, but is written so poorly and so self-inconsistent that it is painful to get to them. Now imagine your own cute story about how little creature Praise from Vinge and Bear on the cover lured me into this mess.
Whenever a kerack dies its pellet is taken to be stockpiled by the colony’s queen. May 01, Gerli caamelot it liked it. If you haven’t read Dragon’s Egg, try that on for size fi This is a classic Forward style book.
Inhumans make contact with their first extraterrestrials. Forward’s clever ideas in this book would have been better as an essay, perhaps somewhat akin to Man of Steel, Woman of Kleenex” a must-see on YouTubealthough much less amusing. Apr 15, Ben rated it really liked it. Now imagine your own cute story about how little creatures could come to live in a bomb.
Old sci-fi, first contact. Don’t write any of it down.
Hay muchas otras obras de Cifi Hard que no me han “costado” tanto como esta. Mar 21, Devon rated it did not like it Shelves: I don’t know what’s wrong with them. Jan 07, Angela Blount rated it liked it Shelves: I read the similar Dragon’s Egg a decade or so ago and I remember liking that one, so maybe it is 330k this book.
Camelot 30K by Robert L. Forward
To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. I loved the alien race in this book, I couldve read about the characters exploring the little planet for a few hundred pages more.
Camelto for telling us about the problem. His books are definitely the least sexist and racist books I have read by non-recent male authors.
And that’s how it went. The way I read them, Forward wrote some of his books purely to explain his more esoteric ideas. The keracks, despite their small size, have cammelot rather small cities and developed a complex society on their planetoid which they dubbed “Ice”.
As the NY Times noted in its review, this is an intriguing intellectual puzzle.