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Robert L. Forward (1932–2002)

Forfatter af Dragon's Egg

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Værker af Robert L. Forward

Dragon's Egg (1980) 1,383 eksemplarer
Starquake (1985) 552 eksemplarer
Flight of the Dragonfly (1984) 391 eksemplarer
Rocheworld (1990) 325 eksemplarer
Camelot 30K (1993) 291 eksemplarer
Timemaster (1992) 276 eksemplarer
Saturn Rukh (1997) 222 eksemplarer
Indistinguishable From Magic (1995) 213 eksemplarer
Marooned on Eden (1993) 173 eksemplarer
Return to Rocheworld (1993) 170 eksemplarer
Martian Rainbow (1991) 160 eksemplarer
Ocean Under the Ice (1994) 123 eksemplarer
Rescued From Paradise (1995) 84 eksemplarer
Future Magic (1988) 45 eksemplarer

Associated Works

The Ascent of Wonder: The Evolution of Hard SF (1994) — Bidragyder — 392 eksemplarer
Black Holes (1978) — Bidragyder — 199 eksemplarer
Project Solar Sail (1990) — Bidragyder — 99 eksemplarer
Riding the Torch (1974) — Efterskrift, nogle udgaver98 eksemplarer
The Endless Frontier: Volume II (1982) — Bidragyder — 79 eksemplarer
The Microverse (1989) — Bidragyder — 66 eksemplarer
Stellar #6: Science-Fiction Stories (1981) — Bidragyder — 46 eksemplarer
Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact: Vol. C, No. 4 (April 1980) (1980) — Bidragyder — 25 eksemplarer
Drabble Project (1988) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
Galileo Magazine of Science & Fiction September 1979 (1979) — Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Galileo Magazine of Science & Fiction November 1979 (1979) — Bidragyder — 6 eksemplarer
Das Beste aus OMNI 1 (1983) — Bidragyder, nogle udgaver4 eksemplarer

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Fängt mit Weltraumkrieg an, was mir normalerweise nicht besonders gefällt.
Nach 100 Seiten aufgeben. Der Krieg ist schnell vorbei, aber es ist einfach langweilig geschrieben oder übersetzt. Oder liegt es einfach am Alter des Buches?
Aber es wird eine zweite Chance geben, ich habe noch Das Drachenei von Robert L. Forward im Regal stehen.
Stonerrockfan | 1 anden anmeldelse | Oct 8, 2023 |
If you can get past the rampant sexism, hamfisted dialogue, inexplicable alien orgies, and detachment from all realistic human behavior, there's actually an interesting physics thought experiment here.
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vityav | 27 andre anmeldelser | Sep 15, 2023 |
As my expectations going into this book were badly disappointed, it was only at a certain realization that I was able to enjoy it sufficiently to finish it and give it 3 stars. The forced writing, two-dimensional characterizations, awkward infodumps of elemental physics and organic chemistry, churlishly convenient aliens, and one-note story prevent this from being anything like an adult hard-SF novel; taken as a "gee-whiz, what-if" SF story for bright 12-year-olds, however, I could stand it as a kid's book.

That biological life could exist on a Kuiper Belt object in such a way as Forward proposes is the great leap of faith here. OK, taken. I'm willing to accept that. But for this life form to conveniently exhibit a recognizable civilization similar in operation to King Arthur's Camelot, and that this species could easily communicate with humans and establish clear understandings is too much. And don't even get me started on the evolutionary aspect of things; Forward should have stuck to his forte and not peddled the _Big Surprise at the End_ as sound evolutionary theory.

This is a neat read to get a kid to read more SF and maybe do science homework with a sense of fun. But this is not in a league with Lem, Reynolds, or even Clarke's "Meeting With Medusa" for aliens or non-terrestrial selection.
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MLShaw | 4 andre anmeldelser | Jul 14, 2023 |
Wow, this book surprised me and I am glad I stuck with it. Let me explain. When I started reading/listening to this book I will be honest and say that much of it was going over my head. The scientific descriptions of the sun and the dragon eggs star were something I was not understanding, and I tended to skim or daydream at first. Then the whole descriptions of the cheela's evolution and growth as a society was to me a yawner. But I stuck with it, mainly because this is a short book compared to some I read.
Sticking with it paid off for me. I cannot say much more I think but once communication between the cheela and the humans is attempted it started getting much more interesting. By the end of it I had that "sense of wonda" that I really enjoy.
So, give it try and stick with it.
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sgsmitty | 27 andre anmeldelser | Jun 14, 2023 |



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