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    Book Review: Rendezvous With Rama

    by So a rogue asteroid racing into the solar system turns out to be an alien spaceship on a slingshot orbit through the solar system. And it’s a semi-distant future solar system where humanity has colonized most of the major planetary bodies and/or their moons, putting together a sort of interplanetary UN type system. The politics are important at several points, moving the plot along, but this is really the story of the crew sent to investigate that alien ship while it’s in reasonable reach. And it’s not so much a novel, exactly, though there are recurring characters. Rendezvous With Rama is really more a series of connected shorts fitting…