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Topic # 228747 20-Jan-2018 11:34
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I need some help in finding an SF book I read back in the 80s.









The author and title escape me and I can barely remember the plot.

A survey ship from earth is circling a planet. - Now it get hazy - The planet is under huge gravity, so much so that the inhabitants are (I think) 2D and the time differential between them and the survey vessel is huge. Many generation pass on the planet in one life time on the ship.

The story revolves around the evolution of the plants beings and the interaction with the ship.

So can anyone identify the title and author for me - I want to get my son to read it.





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  Reply # 1943966 20-Jan-2018 12:12
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Sounds like a plot of one of the Voyager episodes...

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  Reply # 1943970 20-Jan-2018 12:30
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That Wikipedia article references "Dragon's Egg" by Robert Forward; could that be the one?

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  Reply # 1943971 20-Jan-2018 12:32
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Thank you - That is the book. Ain't the Interweb wonderful?

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  Reply # 1943977 20-Jan-2018 12:51
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Sounds like a plot of one of the Voyager episodes...


I remember that episode! One of my favorite, as the people on the planet (where time passes much faster than the rest of the Universe) start out in the stone age (?) seeing Voyager as a bright star, and it tracks their progress through time until they develop telescopes then eventually space travel, where they go to the Voyager.  Voyager was only at the planet for days in their time.  It was excellent!

(Sorry for being OT)

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