|Tau Zero (1970) [Novel]|
by Poul Anderson
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The epic voyage of the spacecraft Leonora Christine will take her and her fifty-strong crew to a planet some thrity light-years distant. But, because the ship will accelerate to close to the spped of light, for those on board subjective time will slow and the journey will be of only a few years' duration. Then a buffeting by an interstellar dustcloud changes everything. The ship's deceleration system is damaged irreperably and soon she is gaining velocity. When she attains light-speed, tau zero itself, the disparity between ship-time and external time becomes almost impossibly great. Eons and galaxies hurtle by, and the crew of the Leonora Christine speeds into the unknown.
Original title: Tau Zero
Alternative titles: To Outlive Eternity
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Adventure→ Space Travel & Exploration
This work is a subwork of the following works :
To Outlive Eternity and Other Stories (2007) [Collection]
Author: Poul Anderson