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Dragon's Egg: A Novel

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You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice. I'm a sucker for both the chronicling of a civilization's evolution through the ages and portrayals of intelligent non-humanoid aliens, so Dragon's Egg managed to draw me in despite a variety of imperfections. Bien, digamos que la supernova, como una suerte de monolito negro, estimuló la inteligencia de nuestros antepasados y los hizo lo que somos ahora: humanos. Earlier this year I read an excellent novel that has an almost identical structure (accelerated alien development, human observation station in orbit, multi-generational narrative) by Adrian Tchaikovsky - Children of Time .

The compounds in cheela bodies (and in everything else on Egg) are held together by nuclear forces, unlike the electromagnetic forces that keep our atoms together here on Earth. A large part of the book focuses on the developments on the planet, and how the Cheela develop from stone age-like warriors to space-travellers surpassing humans. Die geniale Grundidee wird vom Autor, einem promovierten Physiker, technisch und naturwissenschaftlich akkurat umgesetzt (zumindest nehme ich das dem Autoren ab, wirklich beurteilen kann ich das mit meinen Physik-Grundkenntnissen nicht).Every sentence is short and simple (unless it's detailing a scientific concept), to the point where I felt the need to check to make sure this wasn't meant to be a book for young children. Une étoile à neutrons est découverte en 2020, où une heure équivaut à des centaines d’années terrestres. Although each was a specialist in one aspect or another of neutron star physics, they had cross-trained so that each one of them could carry out any portion of the detailed science schedule that Dragon Slayer’s crew was on.

In den wenigen Tagen, die ein menschliches Expeditionsschiff benötigt, um sich dem Stern zu nähern, vergehen auf der Oberfläche Generationen, eine Zivilisation entsteht und entwickelt sich rasend.Naturally, an abundance of plot, appealing characters, a truly novel premise (Forward was an astrophysicist and the quality of the science in his SF is matched only by Brin in the current generation and Asimov or perhaps Niven in the older one), alien sex.

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