December 13th, 2010, 06:24 AM
What is the name of this book
I read a book (or maybe a short story) many years ago.
The premise was a race of aliens that actually lived inside a star. They had incredibly short life spans but lived in a speeded up world. The story revolved around humans trying to study this race and the huge difference in time spans for each race.
I've had a sudden hankering to read it again but I can't remember the author or the name of the book.
Anyone know it?
December 14th, 2010, 12:28 AM
A chuffing heffalump
Depending on how accurate your recollection is.......
Flux by Stephen Baxter?
Not aliens, modified humans living on a neutron star, living at extreme speed.
December 15th, 2010, 03:33 AM
This sounds like Robert Forward's classic novel Dragon's Egg, which also has a sequel Starquake.
If you like this you might also like Hal Clement's novels, such as Mission of Gravity.
December 15th, 2010, 07:22 AM
Dragon's Egg is the one. Thanks for the replies. I am looking forward to reading it again after 20 years.
Flux is a different story along similar lines by the sound of it. I'll check that out as well.