Robert L. Forward

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: 4.02 · 8,724 ratings · 489 reviews · 31 distinct worksSimilar authors
Dragon's Egg

4.14 avg rating — 5,665 ratings — published 1980 — 22 editions
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Starquake

3.97 avg rating — 794 ratings — published 1985 — 8 editions
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Flight of the Dragonfly

3.74 avg rating — 663 ratings — published 1984 — 11 editions
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Camelot 30K

3.42 avg rating — 258 ratings — published 1993 — 6 editions
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Saturn Rukh

3.74 avg rating — 198 ratings — published 1997 — 4 editions
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Dragon's Egg / Starquake

4.36 avg rating — 155 ratings — published 1994
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Return to Rocheworld (Roche...

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3.67 avg rating — 156 ratings — published 1993 — 3 editions
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Timemaster

3.36 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 1992 — 4 editions
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Indistinguishable from Magic

3.81 avg rating — 90 ratings — published 1995
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Marooned on Eden (Rocheworl...

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3.77 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 1993 — 2 editions
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Dragon's Egg Starquake
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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

“His eyes widened and he rapidly scanned page after page. There were many photographs, each followed by detailed diagrams of the internal structure of the various neutron stars. They ranged the gamut from very dense stars that were almost black holes to large bloated neutron stars that had a neutron core and a white-dwarf-star exterior. Some of the names were unfamiliar, but others, like the Vela pulsar and the Crab Nebula pulsar, were neutron stars known to the humans. “But the Crab Nebula pulsar is over 3000 light-years away!” Pierre exclaimed to himself. “They would have had to travel faster than the speed of light to have gone there to take those photographs in the past eight hours!” A quick search through the index found the answer. FASTER-THAN-LIGHT PROPULSION—THE CRYPTO-KEY TO THIS SECTION IS ENGRAVED ON A PYRAMID ON THE THIRD MOON OF THE SECOND PLANET OF EPSILON ERIDANI.”
Robert L. Forward, Dragon's Egg

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