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Tau Zero - Poul Anderson
Tau Zero
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3.10 100
Gollancz / Orion, 2006. This is a beautiful trade paperback edition. First published in book form in 1970, regarded as a quintessential example of "hard sci-fi." Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel.
Gollancz / Orion, 2006. This is a beautiful trade paperback edition. First published in book form in 1970, regarded as a quintessential example of "hard sci-fi." Nominated for the Hugo Award for Best Novel.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780575077324 (0575077328)
Publisher: UNKNOWN
Pages no: 190
Edition language: English
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Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Anderson's Tau Zero
Poul Anderson is an underrated and highly flexible science fiction and fantasy writer. This is now my third book by him. All of them are good and innovative. This book is with The Forever War the best treatment of relativity that I have seen in Science Fiction.It concerns a colony ship accelerati...
Farnaz
Farnaz rated it
3.0 Tau Zero
can't say I enjoyed it fully and duly lol. but Hard SF part was lovely. (nice rhyme)))
Novel Tease
Novel Tease rated it
2.0
This might have made a good novella. I just read a blurb that said Anderson will be best remembered for this book. I hope not. Some of his work is very good, some is great. This isn't.I guess it qualifies as "hard science", because no laws of physics are violated (though I think nobody actually beli...
meganbaxter
meganbaxter rated it
I'm reading this book as moderator of a discussion on Sci Fi Aficionadoes this month. No one has chimed in yet on the discussion. It's a little lonely. The reason I'm bringing that up is because Tau Zero was the winner of our "Time Travel" theme, which has me a little bit...befuddled. I mean, yes, t...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it
3.0 Tau Zero
Took a while to get into, the characters are a little dry, but it improved. Unlike many examples of hard sci-fi, I found the sciency parts more approachable and readable than the characterizations. There are some truly lovely passages describing the ship's journey, and how it would appear from both ...
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