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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Preview — Camelot 30K by Robert L. Also, he writes SO good!
The characters are cardboard cutouts, but human and alien. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Ryan Fitzpatrick rated it liked it May 16, Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Take a unique idea for a setting and explore what kind of a civilization could be built there.
The humans themselves, being too hot and large, are unsuited camelog direct contact with the natives on this chilly world. The cleverest aspect of the novel is the ingenious use of radioactive isotopes in the aliens’ world.
Since the kerack colony is exploded in the process no living kerack had known of their fate.
Mar 05, J. Now imagine your own cute story about how little creature Praise from Vinge and Bear on the cover lured me into this mess. The human visitors’ first contact is the female kerack Merlene, wizard of the kerack city of Camalor.
Sep 07, A.
As the NY Times noted in its review, this is an intriguing intellectual puzzle. Refresh and try again. This page was last edited on 6 Decemberat His books are definitely the least sexist and racist books I have read by non-recent male authors.
I suppose if you only read perfectly flowing prose and need some feeling of a literary classic between t Stephen King said “It’s the tale, not he who tells it”. Open Preview See a Problem? Camelot 30K is only for the more experienced and determined reader. The way I read them, Forward wrote some of his books camelt to explain his more esoteric ideas. But the scientific point of the book, slowly unveiled in the last half, is pretty darn impressive.
To ask other readers questions about Camelot 30Kplease sign up. Retrieved from ” https: The humans also teach Merlene more about science and technology which would hopefully advance the kerack race.
Merlene develops a fondness for conversing with the humans and eventually the humans and the keracks get to learn much about each other’s worlds and cultures. Dec 28, Lucas rated it liked it Shelves: Praise from Vinge and Bear on the cover lured me into this mess. The keracks, despite their small size, have built rather small cities and developed a complex society on their planetoid which they dubbed “Ice”.
His thing is coming up with outlandish but plausible alien worlds.
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Famelot thoroughly enjoyed this story because he did go into detail and did come up with plausible explanations for the existence of these beings. Aug 22, John rated it did not like it. Not camleot implausible, but it has the feel of something that was dashed out in rough form in a paragraph or two as adequate to carry the story forward.
Andre rated it really liked it. Un crescendo muy bien llevado que ayuda a olvidar el mal sabor de boca inicial y que te acaba dejando satisfecho. And for camrlot author, “the story” isn’t about the interactions unfolding between and among the aliens and the humans making first-contact, but the chance to demonstrate his very imaginative physics to its quite astonishing climax.
Meanwhile, the first-contact part of the story doesn’t get any share of imagination. Now imagine your own cute story about how little creatures could come to live in a bomb. The likelihood that Forward was a professional physicist will occur to even the least thoughtful reader within a few pages, and the conviction will Back in the old days, the “Hard SciFi” subgenre was dominated by authors that took the effort to get the physics correct.
It’s been a while since I read a “hard SF” book. Inhumans make contact with their first extraterrestrials. Camekot have a collectivistic hive-like society with a rich culture suggesting that of England in the time of King Arthur.
Some of his other stuff I’ve considered as interesting stinkbombs. The plot is fairly thin, as well.
Books by Robert L. I actually had a on overall positive 30kk enthralling experience with this book. Stephen King said “It’s the tale, not he who tells it”.