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Dragon's Egg

(1980)
(The first book in the Cheela series)
A novel by

 
 
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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Praise for this book

"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


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Used availability for Robert L Forward's Dragon's Egg

Hardback Editions

April 1980 : USA Hardback
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Title: Dragon's Egg
Author(s): Robert L Forward
ISBN: 0-345-28646-4 / 978-0-345-28646-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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Paperback Editions

February 2000 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dragon's Egg (Del Rey Impact)
Author(s): Robert L Forward
ISBN: 0-345-43529-X / 978-0-345-43529-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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October 1983 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dragon's Egg
Author(s): Robert L Forward
ISBN: 0-345-31666-5 / 978-0-345-31666-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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July 1994 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dragon's Egg/Starquake: 2-in-1 (Two Novels in One)
Author(s): Robert L Forward
ISBN: 0-345-38898-4 / 978-0-345-38898-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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January 1988 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dragon's Egg
Author(s): Robert L Forward
ISBN: 0-450-05197-8 / 978-0-450-05197-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: New English Library Ltd
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January 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback
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Title: Dragon's Egg
Author(s): Robert L Forward
ISBN: 0-345-28349-X / 978-0-345-28349-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Del Rey
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Dragon's Egg
Author(s): Robert L Forward
ISBN: 1-5414-1518-3 / 978-1-5414-1518-8
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2017 : Audio CD
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Title: Dragon's Egg
Author(s): Robert L Forward
ISBN: 1-5414-6518-0 / 978-1-5414-6518-3
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Dragon's Egg: Cheela, Book 1
Author(s): Robert L Forward
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

February 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Dragon's Egg (Del Rey Impact)
Author(s): Robert L Forward
Publisher: Del Rey
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA