Tau Zero

Overview:

Synopsis:

During an epic voyage to a planet 30 light years away, the engines of the starship the 'Leonora Christine' is damaged. Unable to slow down, it attains light speed ( the tau zero of the title). The disparity between time for those on board and external time becomes impossibly great. Eons and galaxies hurtle by , and the crew speed helplessly into the great unknown.

Notes:

Expansion of "To Outlive Eternity". This short story originally appeared in Galaxy science fiction magazine in june and August 1967.

Awards:

  • 1971. Tau Zero Hugo, Best Novel (Nomination)
  • 1971. Tau Zero Locus Poll, Best SF Novel (Nomination)

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