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For questions about Robert L. Forward's 1980 hard science fiction novel.

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Dragon's egg -- fear of heights?

Not sure this can be answered, but I recall and the synopsis in Wikipedia mentions the extreme fear of heights that creatures who live in 67 billion Gs have. It is reasonable that such creatures would ...
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In Dragon's Egg, the effect on time due to extremely high gravity is inconsistent

This has been messing with my head for a while. The Cheela in/on Dragon's Egg book/planet, had their time move much faster, compared to the humans out in the space. This was explained as due to the ...
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Did the Cheela on Dragon's Egg have twelve-stranded "DNA"?

The answer to my question “There were either twelve sexes or none.” explains that there were actually either five sexes or none. I remember being confused at the time how DNA (or similar genetic ...
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Did they ever deal with non-relativistic kinematics on Dragon's Egg?

On Earth there is both Newtonian (non-relativistic) and relativistic kinematics, for reasons of history and practicality. For example versus . On the neutron star world Dragon's Egg in the book of ...