Starquake by Robert L. Forward

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Starquake, the sequel to Dragons Egg, takes place on the surface of a neutron star. The gravity is 67 billion Earth gravities. The native cheela, the size of sesame seeds, live a million times faster than their human friends in orbit. After a starquake, the humans have only one day to save the remains of cheela civilization from extinction.

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Robert L. Forward is a consulting scientist, future technologist, lecturer, and science fact and fiction writer. He is the owner and Chief Scientist of Forward Unlimited, a consultant firm specializing in exotic physics and advanced space propulsion, and a partner and chief scientist of Tethers Unlimited, a partnership formed in 1994 with Dr. Robert P. Hoyt, specializing in highly survivable space tethers. He is the author of ten science fiction novels, the sequel to Dragon's Egg, and three works of science fact plus numerous popular science articles and short stories. "From the Trade Paperback edition.
Published October 1, 1985 by Ballantine Books (P). 326 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Dragon's Egg (1980) is a neutron star that has wandered into the solar system; superheavy, only 20 miles in diameter, it rotates five times a second, has a superpowerful magnetic field, a surface gravity of 67 billion g—and is inhabited by sesame-seed-sized, intelligent alien cheela, who li...

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