Rendezvous with Rama

by Arthur C. Clarke

By the year 2130, the solar system has been colonized, with humans living on planets ranging from Mercury to the moons of Neptune. Despite so much expansion and discovery, there have been no signs of intelligent life besides our own Earth-born. Until Rama.

Weighing more than ten trillion tons, smoothly shaped, and racing towards the sun at astonishing speed, Rama was no natural object, but clearly an interstellar spacecraft. It appeared to be on course to loop around the Sun, but at a dangerously close orbit. After Commander William Tsien Norton makes the tricky landing of his ship Endeavor on the edge of the colossal craft, he discovers an airlock. Awaiting him on the other side of that portal is a historical moment not experienced since Pizzaro met the Incas or Howard Carter peered into the tomb of Tutankhamen--the a long-hoped-for, but also long-feared encounter with a visitor from beyond the stars.

First Published: 1972

Genres, Series & More

My Library

Want It???
Got It???
On Deck???
In Progress???
Read It???


Purchase New

Format: Paperback

Available from:
Format: Ebook

Available from:
     My Must Reads



Purchase Used & Rare*

Rendezvous with Rama
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780358380221

Min: $9.46
Max: $27.34
Median: $14.43
# Books: 20

Rendezvous with Rama
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780345241757      ISBN 10: 0345241754
Publisher: Ballantine Books  1974

Min: $2.30
Max: $87.04
Median: $6.20
# Books: 29

Rendezvous with Rama
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780345252883      ISBN 10: 0345252888
Publisher: Ballantine Books  1976

Min: $1.34
Max: $82.52
Median: $6.98
# Books: 20

Rendezvous with Rama
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780345315601      ISBN 10: 034531560X
Publisher: Del Rey  1984

Min: $1.54
Max: $82.51
Median: $6.03
# Books: 15

Rendezvous with Rama
Format: Softcover
ISBN: 9780553287899      ISBN 10: 0553287893
Publisher: Spectra  1990

Min: $1.00
Max: $82.24
Median: $4.98
# Books: 64


Also by Arthur C. Clarke

Also from 1972

* The Vintage Library receives a small affiliate fee for all qualified sales from our product providers.
We appreciate your support!



Vintage Library at is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores.