Robert L. Forward


Born
in Geneva, New York, The United States
August 15, 1932

Died
September 21, 2002

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Robert Lull Forward, commonly known as Robert L. Forward, (August 15, 1932 - September 21, 2002) was an American physicist and science fiction writer. His fiction is noted for its scientific credibility, and uses many ideas developed during his work as an aerospace engineer.


Average rating: 4.03 · 10,152 ratings · 620 reviews · 37 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dragon's Egg

4.15 avg rating — 6,736 ratings — published 1980 — 22 editions
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Starquake

3.99 avg rating — 888 ratings — published 1985 — 8 editions
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Flight of the Dragonfly

3.74 avg rating — 720 ratings — published 1984
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Camelot 30K

3.46 avg rating — 294 ratings — published 1993 — 7 editions
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Saturn Rukh

3.76 avg rating — 222 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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Dragon's Egg / Starquake

4.37 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1994
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Timemaster

3.40 avg rating — 202 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Return to Rocheworld (Roche...

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3.72 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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Indistinguishable from Magic

3.86 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1995
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Flight of the Dragonfly Return to Rocheworld Marooned on Eden Ocean Under the Ice Rescued from Paradise
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“After a short flurry of national and international concern over the "death of the Sun," the human race settled down to solving the insoluble problem in the best way that they knew - they ignored it and hoped it would go away.”
Robert L. Forward, Dragon's Egg

“Seiko slowly opened one eye. “Don’t be concerned, Doctor Wong, I was merely checking the tidal compensation,” she said, slightly annoyed at being interrupted. “At 406 kilometers from the neutron star, the tidal gravity gradient should be 101 gees per meter. Even though my middle is in free-fall, my arms, legs and head try to go in different orbits. My feet are one meter closer to the star and should feel a pull of 202 gees. My head is one meter further than my middle and should also feel a pull of 202 gees, while my arms should feel a push of 101 gees.”
Robert L. Forward, Dragon's Egg

“Swift-Killer had never hurt so. Her last thought was that Bright had decided to punish her for having the temerity to attempt to talk to God. The automatic protective mechanisms in her body, activated by the lack of body reserves and the shock from the topside burns, suddenly took over. The animal reflexes were turned off, and for the first time in untold generations, a cheela went to sleep.”
Robert L. Forward, Dragon's Egg

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