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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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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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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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Awesome

I Love this book! Great mind, great story. Hopefully Starquake will be available soon! Go Forward!

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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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took me a while to get Into this one. Great ending

the beginning was hard to get into mainly due to the hard science fiction. once the book got going and I started to get ideyd to the story telling it took off. you really get immersed into the story. the ending of this book was fantastic!

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Mind blowing

Very entertaining story, and absolutely mind blowing concepts. Well worth a read or listen. Dr. Forward was not only a brilliant scientist, but a great storyteller.

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Slow but worth it

The last chapter really felt like it went by in 20 seconds. So much excitement.

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The Wait Is Over

I've periodically been searching for Dragon's Egg in audio format for several years. Having read the paper version many years ago I wanted to re-enjoy this book again but paper reading is a thing of the past for me. Thank You Audible for this addition to your listings. Dragon's Egg is one of...if not THE...most original Sci-Fi stories ever published and at no point does it ever disappoint. For anyone who has not read it and is looking for a GREAT STORY...look no further! Now we start a new wait for "Starquake".

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A great concept well executed

The story took awhile to warm up but the wait is worth it. Reminds me of _Children of Time_ by A. Tchaikovsky.

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Genius - absolutely genius concept and book

WOW! I love hard science fiction, but this concept was so uniquely brilliant I am amazed that I've never heard of it before. My new favorite series - beating out Expeditionary Force's humor with its depth of story and science.