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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.
©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 Daniel Cascaddan on 01-12-18

Classic Hard Science Fiction

I love the writings of Dr. Forward. There is nothing like science fiction written by an actual physicist. I am hoping it will not take Audible long to release the second and third Cheela books as Audible titles. It has been decades since I read these books with my eyes, and now I am loving to re-read this one with my ears. :)

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By Malonejr on 12-01-17

read this when it was cirst published

what a great way to enjoy this story again.
the concept is a great stepping stone

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