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Fifty men and women set out in the twenty-third century from Earth aboard an interstellar craft to travel to a planet some thirty light-years away. The ship will approach the speed of light and so (as Einstein predicted) subjective time on board will slow and so the journey of several decades will be of much shorter duration for the crew. But the ship's deceleration system is irreparably damaged when it hits a cloud of interstellar dust and acceleration continues toward light speed, tau zero. Soon the ship is speeding through galaxies and eons are passing on board the ship in the blink of an eye ...
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- Tau Zero by Poul Anderson [Thinking Faith - the online journal of the ...
This week's recommended reading comes from the science fiction genre. David Baird thinks that you really must read a little-known 1970 novel by Poul Anderson. 'The soul of Tau Zero, in a phrase, is the quest of the Christian ...
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- Val's Random Comments: Tau Zero - Poul Anderson
I decided to sign up for the 2012 Grand Master Reading Challenge, organized by World Without End. The goal is to read and review a work by a different Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master Award winner every month.
- The OF Blog: Poul Anderson, Tau Zero
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Perceiving the cosmos from a vaster perspective than before, the crew of the uncontrollably accelerating Bussard ramjet spaceship Leonora Christine in Poul Anderson's Tau Zero (London, 1973) coin a new terminology.
- Poul Anderson Appreciation: Tau Zero, Chapters 3-10
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- Poul Anderson Appreciation: Tau Zero, Chapter 6
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- Tau Zero by Poul Anderson | The Scribbler.
I read this book a while back and did a really brief review (it's a hard title to review!) and figured I should finally just put the damn thing up - there are bound to be a few nuts like me who'll put their brains through this wringer!
- Poul Anderson Appreciation: Tau Zero, Chapters 11-12
In Chapter 11 of Poul Anderson's Tau Zero (London, 1973), we learn that: Foxe-Jameson's first name is Malcolm; he is an astrophysicist and an ex-Protestant agnostic; there is a pilot called Matyas Lenkei; Reymont organizes ...
- Tau Zero by Poul Anderson ? review | Loose Leaf Bound
I enjoyed Tau Zero, an old hard scifi book about people journeying past everything and back, but it's also not the most entertaining read in the world. This is going to sound a bit harsh, but what I found most interesting was the ...
- Tau Zero ? Poul Anderson sm - Science Fiction Books - Cheap SciFi ...
Tau Zero - Poul Anderson sm. FULL 1:1 SCALE 360 DPI Jpeg version here > misen23.minus.com/mbjIQS0QPJsTJw. This is an excellent collection cover art collection over at Flickr. We simply included this because it rocks.