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Publisher's Summary

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.
©1980 Dr. Robert L. Forward (P)2017 Tantor
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“Forward has impeccable scientific credentials, and...big, original, speculative ideas." (The Washington Post)
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By Cody Creager on 12-07-17

Great story

The audio was a little quiet. But the story was amazing! The story is easy to follow, even if you don't know the science. I can't wait for starquake (the sequal) to be an audiobook too.

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By Nicholas Hylton on 12-03-17

Okay Story., but meh...

For some reason I just could not suspend my disbelief and get into this book. Perhaps I'm just being too nerdy and concentrating on the impossibilities.

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