|Full title||Rendezvous with Rama [permalink]|
|Author||Arthur C. Clarke (author)|
|Categories||Novel and science fiction|
|Original publication year||1972|
|ISBN||0-553-28789-3 [Amazon, B&N, Abe, Powell's]|
A large cylindrical object is spinning so fast through the solar system that humans want to take a look at it before it whizzes past them. They dispatch the Endeavour to intersect its orbit and quickly discover that the cylinder is a spaceship of some kind designed by an intelligent species. Once they make it aboard Rama, the crew meticulously describe the interior of it and you should eventually get a really good feel for its construction. The novel details the crew's discoveries aboard Rama.