Tau Zero (S.F. Masterworks) (Coronet Books)

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.
  • ISBN10 0425050777
  • ISBN13 9780425050774
  • Publish Date 15 February 1981 (first published 15 April 1971)
  • Publish Status Out of Print
  • Out of Print 1 October 2014
  • Publish Country US
  • Imprint Berkley Publishing Group
  • Format Paperback (US Trade)
  • Language English