"Forward's book is a knockout. In science fiction there is only a handful of books that stretch the mind--and this is one of them!"
--ARTHUR C. CLARKE
"Bob Forward writes in the tradition of Hal Clement's Mission Gravity and carries it a giant step (how else?) forward."
"Dragon's Egg is superb. I couldn't have written it; it required too much real physics."
"This is one for the real science-fiction fan."
"Robert L. Forward tells a good story and asks a profound question. If we run into a race of creatures who live a hundred years while we live an hour, what can they say to us or we to them?"
--FREEMAN J. DYSON
Author of Disturbing the Universe
"Forward has impeccable scientific credentials, and . . . big, original, speculative ideas."
--The Washington Post
I joined Random House in 1995 as General Manager for the House of Collectibles imprint. The offices for House of Collectibles are right next door to Del Rey and, since I have a passion for science fiction, I moseyed over and asked Veronica Chapman, a Del Rey editor, for a book recommendation. She asked if I was looking for a fantasy book or a hard science fiction book. I indicated the later and without hesitation she recommended Dragon's Egg.
Wow! What a truly great book! It is so brimming with new ideas and new perspectives that it literally expands your mind. It opens your eyes to new possibilities. Every few pages draw another exclaimation of "Wow!"
I wish I could say, "I liked the book so much, I bought the company." But next best thing did happen: I became General Manager of Del Rey. (Please note that your results from reading this book may vary.) Thank you, Veronica, for this fantastic recommendation which I whole-heartedly pass along to one and all.
--Tim Kochuba, General Manager --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
It's a very good book. It makes heavy use of Fridge Logic. But it is good Fridge Logic and used very well.Published 1 day ago by James Mitchell
A surprisingly good book. Didn't know what to expect and I loved it. Delightfully hard sci-fi, without being burdened by it.Published 2 days ago by Levin
The level of scientific sophistication and concept originality in this book are both impressive. Character development is rather superficial and the story develops more-or-less... Read morePublished 3 months ago by token
One of the greatest science fiction stories I have read, since it is so different than any I have read. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Alexander Pope
Robert L Forward specializes in writing near term science fiction/fact. His background as a scientist makes his writing very plausible. Read morePublished 5 months ago by James W. Ross MD
Wow. Tightly written and you could journey through the rise of a civilization within a few hours.
Hard sci-fi and unthinkable imagination of the author. Read more
I tried to get into this book but I could not finish up this book.I could not care for the characters.I could not even finish the book ,even though I tried.Published 6 months ago by duane greer
While the author clearly has an impressive grasp of physics, he is not a good writer. The dialogue is awful and no one sounds at all like a real person. Read morePublished 7 months ago by William R. Ridgeway