Tau Zero

    • 3.9 • 103 Ratings
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Publisher Description

This Hugo Award finalist, “justifiably regarded as a classic” (SFReviews.net), is the tale of an epic space voyage where time dilation goes horribly wrong.
 
Aboard the spacecraft Leonora Christine, fifty crewmembers, half men and half women, have embarked on a journey of discovery like no other to a planet thirty light-years away. Since their ship is not capable of traveling faster than light, the crew will be subject to the effects of time dilation and relativity. They will age five years on board the ship before reaching their destination, but thirty-three years will pass on Earth. Experienced scientists and researchers, they have come to terms with the time conditions of their space travel.
 
Until . . . the Leonora Christine passes through an uncharted nebula, which damages the engine, making it impossible to decelerate the ship on the second half of their trip. To survive, the crewmembers have no choice but to bypass their destination and continue to accelerate toward the speed of light. But how will they keep hope alive and maintain order as they hurtle deeper into space with time passing more and more rapidly, and their ultimate fate unknown?
 
With its combination of mind-blowing hard science and compelling human drama, Tau Zero is “the ultimate hard science novel” (Mike Resnick).
 

GENRE
Sci-Fi & Fantasy
RELEASED
2018
September 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
230
Pages
PUBLISHER
Open Road Media
SELLER
OpenRoad Integrated Media, LLC
SIZE
6.2
MB

Customer Reviews

aolmsted ,

A fun read

This is like sitting in the theater (remember those?) eating popcorn and watching a star trek movie.

Also, all the ‘hard science’ kind goes a little soft at the end.

LeeFaulkner ,

Pretty decent…

This novel was actually published in 1970 and the science behind a couple of plot points has changed which might bother some. However it is a great premise and the story is rooted in science and feels plausible for its genre.
I found the prose a bit clunky ( thus the 3 stars rather than 4 ) often thinking it might have been translated to English. But that might just be me.
If you like hard SF it’s certainly worth a read.

LBrooks2wd ,

A wild adventure!

Love the premise of this book. Raw energy, hard science, what’s not to like?

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