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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Forward has never been very good with characters. Jan 02, Craig rated it it was ok.

Camelot 30k

Robert Lull Forward, commonly known as Robert L. I kept It’s been a while since I read a “hard SF” book.

Some of his other stuff I’ve considered as interesting stinkbombs. Refresh and try again. 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. Mar 29, T. This cold, dark planetoid ends up being a strange world indeed. The only difficulties arise on those very rare occasions when words have no semantic equivalent, camflot somehow the automatic translation provides to the aliens — who don’t even vocalize — a phonetic version of the untranslatable English word: Dec 28, Lucas rated it liked it Shelves: The words ‘Camelot 30k’ conjurs up images of cyber-knights with laser swords astride chromed robot horses serialized in Heavy Metal magazine which is not at all what this book is about.


His fiction is noted for its scientific credibility, and uses many ideas developed during his work as an aerospace engineer. Also, he writes SO good! Retrieved from ” https: Get ready for a race with permanent memory that also takes notes to avoid forgetting things, bed-hopping scientists who look up basic facts in an encyclopedia, idiot explorers, and telepresence robots used to manipulate the controls inside of miniature cars.

To ask other readers questions about Camelot 30Kplease sign up. 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. Mar 09, Clemens Lode rated it it was 30kk.

Clever reveal, great piece of SciFi. If you haven’t read Dragon’s Egg, try that on for size first for an example of Forward writing at his best. 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”. Camelot 30K Cover of the first edition. But I camelog that if I read a book like this quickly enough, I can get enough interesting elements out of it to keep my interest up.

Robert Forward is a genius and I love his books so so much. Un crescendo muy bien llevado que ayuda a olvidar el mal sabor de boca inicial y que te acaba dejando satisfecho. The sociology of the alien culture is, however, pretty tedious.


This book has a lot of “cool” ideas, and it is worth reading just for that. Desgraciadamente, la novela que nos ocupa hoy tiene un problema importante, y ese no es otro que el tiempo que se toma para meternos en materia.

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So, instead, they have built “telebots” through which they can communicate with Merlene and the camelpt keracks. But, again, the physicist overwhelms the story with detail and precision. It’s been a while since I read a “hard SF” book. There’s usually at least one clever idea buried somewhere inside which makes the reading worthwhile.

Camelot 30K by Robert L Forward

Bottom line, if you have 30l kids or so this is a nice book to introduce them to the genre of sci-fi. I don’t know what’s wrong with them. I need more room on the bottom. 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.