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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Dec 28, Lucas rated it liked it Shelves: 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”. The other sciences were represented much less often, and it is often amusing when one goes back to those old books at how ludicrous the sociology was, for example. But, again, the physicist overwhelms the story with detail and precision.

Twenty years later they send a scientific team to this small, ice-bound planetoid in the farthest reaches of the solar system in the Oort cloud.

This cold, dark planetoid ends up being a strange world indeed. There was some action and the end especially was foreshadowed but not Robert Forward is a genius and I love his books so so much. Not strictly 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.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Inhumans make contact with their first extraterrestrials. It is nice that the physics gets such affectionate attention, but 30, it does burden the prose somewhat.

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While the writing style, plot development, and characterization would get Camelot 30K two, maybe three stars, the pure science fiction creativity, and really awesome last 60 pages or so, make this a solid 4 star review.

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Feb 18, Morgan McGuire rated it did not like it. May 27, Nevada Drollinger-smith rated it liked it. The humans also teach Merlene more about science and technology which would hopefully advance the kerack race.

Camelot 30K

That’s fine, but by the end of the book an attentive chemist will know precisely how to build an alien out of spare ingredients lying around the lab, which is a bit TMI for the rest of us. And that’s how it 3k0.

Oct 15, Jose Moa rated it liked it Shelves: Lists with This Book. What is the mystery behind all this? Paperbackpages.


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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. Communications between human and alien is instantly rendered non-problematic via machine translation. Having some scientific knowledge is helpful. What’s the Name o I was just read a long list of descriptors for poor sci-fi writing, and it turns out what Forward delivered here is a “Steam-Grommet Factory”.

Ryan Fitzpatrick rated it liked it May 16, It was published in by Tor Books. Mar 05, J. Original, technical, and best of all, plausible. A great book by a real scientist. This is his basic formula for similar books like Saturn Rukh intelligent life in Saturn and Dragon’s Egg intelligent life on a neutron star.

The plot is fairly thin, as well.