Imagine replacing all the electronics & other electrically powered machines around you with living genetically engineered animal equivalents:
- Smart portable lighting made possible with huge fireflies!
- An engineered equivalent of camel for replacing cars that moves fast, has its back shaped to make comfortable seat, & you can "tell" it about destination & route for driving!
- Medicines & diagnostic probes delivered to appropriate places in your body by "programmable" microbes to which you can "tell" what exactly is to be accomplished inside the body.
- Imaging equipment made possible with conniving engineered animals.
This is the third & final of the sequel trilogy to Clarke's original "Rendezvous with Rama".
The bio-magic is included only as a detour in this essentially a fantasy novel. While the novel is by & large readable with some realistic & futuristic thinking sprinkled all through, overall it just cannot compare in readability with at least the first 3 Harry Potters.
Last 10% is mostly garbage, with some theories that I found rather too fantastic. But first 90% doesn't bore, & has some good action.
Its end reminded me of Rescue Party's galactic administration entrusted with their duties by powers beyond the beginning of time.
Rama Revealed, novel, review
Authors: Arthur C Clarke & Gentry Lee
Genre: Fantasy with some science fiction
First published: 1993
Series: "Jupiter Five" (A), "Rendezvous with Rama" (A), "Rama II" (C) , "Garden of Rama" (B), "Rama Revealed" (B)