History Literature / DragonsEgg

24th Nov '17 5:51:51 AM BrendanRizzo
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* ContrivedCoincidence: The humans meeting up with the Cheela right as they developed society. If the trip had been scheduled just a few weeks (or days!) earlier the humans may have missed them. A few weeks later and the Cheela may have developed some tech already on their own.

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* ContrivedCoincidence: The humans meeting up with the Cheela right as they developed society. If the trip had been scheduled just a few weeks (or days!) earlier the humans may have missed them. A few weeks later and the Cheela may have developed some tech already on their own. (Though [[spoiler:it would not have been their original civilization, because of the starquake]].)
10th Jul '17 5:23:32 PM Universalist
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26th Jan '17 1:22:31 AM Xtifr
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''Dragon's Egg'' is a 1980 hard science fiction novel by Robert L. Forward.

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''Dragon's Egg'' is a 1980 hard science fiction novel by Robert L. Forward.Creator/RobertLForward.
14th Jan '16 3:52:27 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* HeavyWorlder: One of the most extreme examples. the Cheela has the same mass as a human being, but compressed into the size of a sesame seed.

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* HeavyWorlder: One of the most extreme examples. the The Cheela has the same mass as a human being, but compressed into the size of a sesame seed.
14th Jan '16 2:46:37 PM PDL
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* HeavyWorlder: One of the most extreme examples.

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* HeavyWorlder: One of the most extreme examples. the Cheela has the same mass as a human being, but compressed into the size of a sesame seed.
14th Jan '16 2:21:33 PM pittsburghmuggle
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Dragon's Egg is a 1980 hard science fiction novel by Robert L. Forward.

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Dragon's Egg ''Dragon's Egg'' is a 1980 hard science fiction novel by Robert L. Forward.
14th Jan '16 2:15:57 PM pittsburghmuggle
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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The first human time is the year 2000 in a book written in 1980. There's not a lot of tech development though there are no personal computers and no internet. The idea of ''any'' computer time being a valuable resource you have to pay for time on in the year 2000 is kind of funny in retrospect. The nearest to this is the booking system in supercomputers and clusters, only the little difference that is no money involved, or Amazon's EC2.

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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: The first human time is the year 2000 in a book written in 1980. There's not a lot of tech development though there are no personal computers and no internet. The idea of ''any'' computer time being a valuable resource you have to pay for time on in the year 2000 is kind of funny in retrospect. The nearest to this is the booking system in supercomputers and clusters, only the little difference that is no money involved, or Amazon's EC2.[=EC2=].
2nd Sep '15 12:25:10 AM pittsburghmuggle
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It is a first contact story about humans meeting the [[StarfishAliens Cheela]], a race of beings who live on the surface of a neutron star. Both races live at a different time frame - twenty-nine seconds for a human is the rough equivalent of a year for a Cheela. Was followed in 1989 by a sequel, ''Starquake'', which picks up exactly where ''Dragon's egg'' leaves off.

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It is a first contact story about humans meeting the [[StarfishAliens Cheela]], a race of beings who live on the surface of a neutron star. Both races live at a different time frame - twenty-nine seconds for a human is the rough equivalent of a year for a Cheela. Was followed in 1989 by a sequel, ''Starquake'', which picks up exactly where ''Dragon's egg'' Egg'' leaves off.
2nd Sep '15 12:24:44 AM pittsburghmuggle
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It is a first contact story about humans meeting the [[StarfishAliens Cheela]], a race of beings who live on the surface of a neutron star. Both races live at a different time frame - twenty-nine seconds for a human is the rough equivalent of a year for a Cheela. Was followed by a sequel, ''Starquake''.

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It is a first contact story about humans meeting the [[StarfishAliens Cheela]], a race of beings who live on the surface of a neutron star. Both races live at a different time frame - twenty-nine seconds for a human is the rough equivalent of a year for a Cheela. Was followed in 1989 by a sequel, ''Starquake''.
''Starquake'', which picks up exactly where ''Dragon's egg'' leaves off.
2nd Sep '15 12:21:16 AM pittsburghmuggle
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* FinishingEachOthersSentences: One sided. Because the humans speak so slowly to the Cheela, eventually the Cheela start to figure out the point of the sentence before the human is finished speaking. This is to the point that when the humans are finishing sending down the encyclopedia, the Cheela say they've already figured out a lot of the end, but it will be helpful for record purposes.
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