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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Paperbackpages. In Camelot 30KForward uses exotic low-temperature chemistry to explain the aliens’ unique biology and anatomy.

Return to Book Page. Bottom line, if you have young kids or so this is a nice book to introduce them to the genre of sci-fi.

His fiction is noted for its scientific credibility, and uses many ideas developed during his work as an aerospace engineer. The cleverest aspect of the novel is the ingenious use of radioactive isotopes in the aliens’ world.

03k with This Book. I kept It’s been a while since Cameloy read a “hard SF” book. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. As the NY Times noted in its review, this is an intriguing intellectual puzzle. At the time, it seemed such a novel premise to see an insect-like alien race depicted without them being an invading threat to humanity. Mar 09, Clemens Lode rated it it was amazing.

He sido capaz de entender globalmente el concepto, sin que se prescinda de esos tecnicismos. Vamos, para el lector de “andar por casa”. But, again, the physicist overwhelms the story with detail and precision. The keracks, despite their small size, have built rather small 30kk and developed a complex society on their planetoid which they dubbed “Ice”.


Forward writes for the ideas just like his Dragon’s Eggbut he writes with ideas so thoroughly I’m willing to, despite myself, give this a high rating. This book has a few interesting ideas, but is written so poorly and so self-inconsistent that it is painful to get to them. Take a unique idea for a setting and explore what kind camelof a civilization could be built there. Oct 15, Jose Moa rated it liked it Shelves: Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Just a moment while we sign you csmelot to your Goodreads account.

There was some action and the cajelot especially was foreshadowed but not expected, but most of it is really world building. 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. The cable whip transport system for reaching the outer solar system without using a moon’s worth of fuel is a nice sideline detail.

Desgraciadamente, la novela 03k nos ocupa hoy tiene un problema importante, y ese no es otro que el tiempo que se toma para meternos en materia. Whenever a kerack dies its pellet is taken to be stockpiled by the colony’s queen. Forward, August 15, – September 21, was an American camelto and science fiction writer. I sure do miss seeing his name on the new releases shelf. The human scientists also uncover mysteries about the energy source of the keracks, who secrete an internal pellet of uranium and moderate its decay with a boron -rich carapace to provide internal warmth.

Four astronauts journey to a cold planet only thirty degrees above absolute zero and inhabited by tiny aliens who have created camslot complex civilization.

Camelot 30k

Nothing new in scifi, but this was written in the mid-nineties long after the field had ccamelot invigorated with fresh ideas. The humans themselves, being too hot and large, are unsuited for direct contact with the natives on this chilly world.


I loved the alien race in this book, I couldve read about the characters exploring the little planet for a few hundred pages more. Jan 07, Angela Blount rated it liked it Shelves: This is his basic formula for similar books like Saturn Rukh intelligent life cwmelot Saturn and Dragon’s Egg intelligent life on a neutron star.

Since the kerack colony is exploded in the process no living kerack had known of cmaelot fate.

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Jan 02, Craig rated it it was ok. Sep 07, A. It’s been a while since I read a “hard SF” book. Too much explanation here would be a spoiler, but the role uranium plays in sex and evolution is quite startling.

What’s the Name o Having some scientific knowledge is helpful. 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. Camelot 30K is only for the more experienced and determined reader. Un crescendo muy bien llevado que ayuda a olvidar el mal sabor de boca inicial y que te acaba dejando satisfecho.

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”.