Dragon's Egg

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In a moving story of sacrifice and triumph, human scientists establish a relationship with intelligent lifeforms--the cheela--living on Dragon's Egg, a neutron star where one Earth hour is equivalent to hundreds of their years. The cheela culturally evolve from savagery to the discovery of science, and for a brief time, men are their diligent teachers . . .
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In a moving story of sacrifice and triumph, human scientists establish a relationship with intelligent lifeforms--the cheela--living on Dragon's Egg, a neutron star where one Earth hour is equivalent to hundreds of their years. The cheela culturally evolve from savagery to the discovery of science, and for a brief time, men are their diligent teachers . . .
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Forward's book is a knockout. In science fiction there is only a handful of books that stretch the mind--and this is one of them!"
--ARTHUR C. CLARKE

"Bob Forward writes in the tradition of Hal Clement's Mission Gravity and carries it a giant step (how else?) forward."
--ISAAC ASIMOV

"Dragon's Egg is superb. I couldn't have written it; it required too much real physics."
--LARRY NIVEN

"This is one for the real science-fiction fan."
--FRANK HERBERT

"Robert L. Forward tells a good story and asks a profound question. If we run into a race of creatures who live a hundred years while we live an hour, what can they say to us or we to them?"
--FREEMAN J. DYSON
   Author of Disturbing the Universe

"Forward has impeccable scientific credentials, and . . . big, original, speculative ideas."
--The Washington Post

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780345435293
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 2/29/2000
  • Series: Del Rey Impact Series
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 352
  • Sales rank: 562,470
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Robert L. Forward is a consulting scientist, future technologist, lecturer, and science fact and fiction writer. He is the owner and Chief Scientist of Forward Unlimited, a consultant firm specializing in exotic physics and advanced space propulsion, and a partner and chief scientist of Tethers Unlimited, a partnership formed in 1994 with Dr. Robert P. Hoyt, specializing in highly survivable space tethers. He is the author of ten science fiction novels, the sequel to Dragon's Egg, and three works of science fact plus numerous popular science articles and short stories.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2012

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    This was the book that got me into sci fi. A must read.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2002

    I recommed this book to any sci-fi fan. It is the best!!!

    I read this book many years ago and have reread it a couple of times. It is the one book I have told anyone who shows an interest in sci-fi to read. Its combination of scientific knowledge and creating a fiction to fit this knowledge is so well told you can not put this book down. It is a must read for any sci-fi fan.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 20, 1999

    My lifetime favorite - we treasure this timeless classic!

    This gripping novel details a profoundly alien society from its primitive origins to levels of technology far beyond the understanding of its human observers. Earth's 1st interstellar space probe has set up a complex orbit to ensure survival during a month-long study of a neutron star. Only a nanosecond of exposure to the tremendous gravitational forces of the incredibly dense and rapidly spinning star would destroy all cells of an Earth organism. Who could anticipate life or intelligence in such a hostile environment? Or that a full day's activity could occur in the life of a cheela (the size of a sesame seed!) during one star rotation lasting 1/5 of an Earth second? My whole family was mesmerized from start to finish, and equally ecstatic with the sequel 'Starquake', which adds another human day (100 cheela generations) to an unforgettable saga. Researcher/novelist Dr. Forward's rare gift offers readers the benefit of his vast knowledge of gravitational astronomy in an easy-to-grasp form that educates and delights. The science greatly enhances the plot - by another author the scenario would be pure fantasy; Forward leaves the reader convinced that a Cheela-like society is not only plausible, but simply awaits our discovery.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 15, 2013

    A must read!

    I read this book when I was about twelve. It was a bit advanced for me at the time. But, I've been looking for it for about twenty because I wanted to read it again. So happy to find it on my Nook!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2013

    Ash

    Drags steam back to room. Steam is powerless compared to brother.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 28, 2013

    Shadow

    Demon and acids room.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2012

    A kit

    A kit steals it back and sticks in her mouth

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2003

    Just perfect, totally grounding, cannot say more.

    A new look on the alternative life in the most unusual and hostile environment spiced with concealed comparison of the two utterly different civilisations. Fully recommendeded as well as the forthgoing 'Starquake'... Should you know of a book matching this, please let me know on the email attached...

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