Cradle Author:Arthur C. Clarke, Gentry Lee Arthur C. Clarke brings his thrilling, eerie vision to a spine-tingling modern adventure that ranges from the unguessable past to the edge of tomorrow, from the vast ocean of the stars to the bottom of the sea. For here, something powerful waits to awaken. Something terrifying that might trigger the dawn of human extinction. Something that's... more » about to be found...« less
If you liked 2001 and sequels---CRADLE is better! Clarke and Lee work seamlessly together to craft a story that drags you in immediately and moves quickly--but never in a direction you expect.
One of the last words in the book describes it: fantastic.
I must say that i enjoyed Cradle. The author suggests that endangered life on earth could be saved by an alien presence that travels from planet to planet with cradles containing "seeds" of endangered or missing species of both plant and mammal life. When their ship lands on earth to for repair, a trio of humans discovers the ship and the story develops from that point. There is the navy which has lost an experimental weapon and there are characters intent on only wealth, power or love. If one finds fault with this book it is that there are too many plot lines but I enjoyed it nevertheless. That aspect did not much bother me. I liked the book.