Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: 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 . . . Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: On a neutron star, the cheela, a form of intelligent life whose hour equals more than one hundred human years, struggle to progress from the beginnings of agriculture to the discovery of science
From the Publisher:
I joined Random House in 1995 as General Manager for the House of Collectibles imprint. The offices for House of Collectibles are right next door to Del Rey and, since I have a passion for science fiction, I moseyed over and asked Veronica Chapman, a Del Rey editor, for a book recommendation. She asked if I was looking for a fantasy book or a hard science fiction book. I indicated the later and without hesitation she recommended Dragon's Egg.
Wow! What a truly great book! It is so brimming with new ideas and new perspectives that it literally expands your mind. It opens your eyes to new possibilities. Every few pages draw another exclaimation of "Wow!"
I wish I could say, "I liked the book so much, I bought the company." But next best thing did happen: I became General Manager of Del Rey. (Please note that your results from reading this book may vary.) Thank you, Veronica, for this fantastic recommendation which I whole-heartedly pass along to one and all.
--Tim Kochuba, General Manager
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Book Description Random House Publishing Group. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. Seller Inventory # G0345286464I5N00
Book Description Ballantine Books. Hardcover. Condition: GOOD. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. May contain limited notes, underlining or highlighting that does affect the text. Possible ex library copy, thatâÄôll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be included. Seller Inventory # 2853204252
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Good. Item may show signs of shelf wear. Pages may include limited notes and highlighting. Includes supplemental or companion materials if applicable. Access codes may or may not work. Connecting readers since 1972. Customer service is our top priority. Seller Inventory # S_214063594
Book Description Ballantine Books, 1980. Condition: Good. A+ Customer service! Satisfaction Guaranteed! Book is in Used-Good condition. Pages and cover are clean and intact. Used items may not include supplementary materials such as CDs or access codes. May show signs of minor shelf wear and contain limited notes and highlighting. Seller Inventory # 0345286464-2-4
Book Description Ballantine Books (Mm), 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Used: Good. Seller Inventory # SONG0345286464
Book Description Ballantine Books (Mm). Hardcover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 0345286464 Dust jacket and book are clean, has a good binding, no marks or notations. Seller Inventory # SKU1020360
Book Description Ballantine Books (Mm). Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 0345286464 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # POXM-0345286464
Book Description Ballantine Books (Mm), 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Good. 1st. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. May be ex-library. Shipping & Handling by region. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!. Seller Inventory # 0345286464q
Book Description Del Rey / Ballantine, New York, 1980. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition, First Printing. 345 pages. Hardcover. References. First edition. Very good+ cloth and boards in near fine dust jacket. Dustjacket in protective Brodart wrapper. scifi. Seller Inventory # 22314
Book Description Ballantine Books, New York, 1980. Hardcover. First Edition, First Printing. Octavo; VG/VG; blue spine with yellow and red text; jacket has minor shelfwear; boards are strong; textblock has small drawing on tail edge, otherwise clean; pp 345. Full-priced Rockville. Seller Inventory # 14-436-1292022