Bookshelf

Books that have left a mark

Rendezvous with Rama (Rama, #1)
At first, only a few things are known about the celestial object that astronomers dub Rama. It is huge, weighing more than ten trillion t...

Rama is thought-provoking with the right amount of details and science to stay relevant and not to spoil the mystery even though it was written almost fifty years ago.
Questioning and exploring the most efficient way to have a planet-like, self-sustaining environment in an interstellar spacecraft.
A lot of effort went into or provoked thought on the technological and scientific concepts needed for long-running interstellar or interplanetary travel. This book also leaves a lot of questions opened, but it is without a doubt one of my favorite books.


Lord of Light
Earth is long since dead. On a colony planet, a band of men has gained control of technology, made themselves immortal, and now rule thei...

Even though the storyline of this book plays out in some distant future, one can not help but think that the original Brahmanian characters are plausible and could have displayed their power and status through advanced technology. The intriguing but flawlessly abstracted scientific concepts running in the background trough the whole story are the reason I enjoyed the book and that it resonates perfectly with Arthur C. Clarkes third law, that is, that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.


Man Plus (Man Plus #1)
Ill luck made Roger Torraway the subject of the Man Plus Programme, but it was deliberate biological engineering which turned him into a ...

Influx
Physicist Jon Grady and his team have discovered a device that can reflect gravity—a triumph that will revolutionize the field of physics...

Altered Carbon (Takeshi Kovacs, #1)
Four hundred years from now mankind is strung out across a region of interstellar space inherited from an ancient civilization discovered...


Contact
At first it seemed impossible - a radio signal that came not from Earth but from far beyond the nearest stars. But then the signal was tr...