A Compendium of Spacecraft #10


This ship comes from ‘Rendezvous with Rama’, the novel by
Arthur C. Clarke (1973).

Set in the 2130s, the story involves a 50 by 20km cylindrical alien starship that enters the Solar System.

The story is told from the point of view of a group of human explorers who intercept the ship in an attempt to unlock its mysteries. The novel won both the Hugo and Nebula.

Although never put to film, the alien world and spaceship has had plenty of illustrations: