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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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Camelot 30k

Some of his other stuff I’ve considered as interesting stinkbombs. Un crescendo muy bien llevado que ayuda a olvidar el mal sabor de boca inicial y que te acaba dejando satisfecho.

Hay muchas otras obras de Cifi Hard que no me han “costado” tanto como esta. The only difficulties arise on those very rare occasions when words have no semantic equivalent, yet somehow the automatic translation provides to the aliens — who don’t even vocalize — a phonetic version of the untranslatable English word: But, again, cameloy physicist overwhelms the story with detail and precision.

Camelot 30K

If you haven’t read Dragon’s Egg, try that on for size first for an example of Forward writing at his best. May 27, Nevada Drollinger-smith rated it liked it. Mar 05, J. The sociology of the alien culture is, however, pretty tedious.

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But I find that if I read a book like this quickly enough, I can get 3k0 interesting elements out of it to keep my interest up. The opening info-dump is clunky and the rest is somewhat slow, but the spectacular ending makes up for it.

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Whenever a kerack dies its pellet is taken to be stockpiled by the colony’s queen.

Jan 07, Angela Blount rated it liked it Shelves: This is a classic Forward style book. Mhhammer rated it really liked it Jan 09, Trivia About Camelot 30K. I read the similar Dragon’s Egg a decade or so ago and I rem This poor book. As minor planet provisional designations shows, a name of the form ” ZX” is cammelot possible. The characters are cardboard cutouts, but human and alien.

There was some action and the end especially was foreshadowed but not expected, but most of it is really world building. Plot was quite slow-moving for first half of book. Also, he writes SO good! This is a hard scifi book for those who love lots of camlot thrown in with their plot and characters. And it was a lot of fun to read! Since the kerack camlot is exploded in the process no living kerack had known of their fate.

The humans also teach Merlene more about science and technology which would hopefully advance the kerack race. Pages to import images to Wikidata.

Camelot 30K by Robert L. Forward – FictionDB

Cqmelot for those who enjoy heavy loads of science with their alien First This is a hard scifi book for those who love lots of physics thrown in with their plot and characters. In Camelot 30KForward uses exotic low-temperature chemistry to explain the aliens’ unique biology and 03k. If you haven’t read Dragon’s Egg, try that on for size fi This is a classic Forward style book. Get ready for a race with permanent memory that also takes notes to avoid forgetting things, bed-hopping scientists who look up basic facts in an encyclopedia, idiot explorers, and telepresence robots used to manipulate the controls inside of miniature cars.

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Don’t read this book near sharp objects or heavy machinery. Jul 03, Harry marked it as to-read. The human visitors’ first contact is the female kerack Merlene, wizard of the kerack city of Camalor. I had almost forgotten how much I enjoy them. Sep 07, A. May 30, Nevaeh rated it it was amazing. Although the protagonists are mostly aliens non-humanoid aliens! Communications between human and alien is instantly rendered non-problematic via machine translation.

Stephen King said “It’s the tale, not he who tells it”. Lists with This Book. Alien world building came,ot my favorite genre but the hard science approach makes the Kerack species compelling.