Tau Zero

This illustration by Geoff Taylor, was originally used on Tau Zero, written by Poul Anderson,

Original Art

Tau Zero


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Tau Zero - art by Geoff Taylor


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Synopsis for Original Title

The epic voyage of the spacecraft "Leonora Christine" will take her and her fifty-strong crew to a planet some thrity light-years distant. But, because the ship will accelerate to close to the speed of light, for those on board subjective time will slow and the journey will be of only a few years' duration. Then a buffeting by an interstellar dustcloud changes everything. The ship's deceleration system is damaged irreperably and soon she is gaining velocity. When she attains light-speed, tau zero itself, the disparity between ship-time and external time becomes almost impossibly great. Eons and galaxies hurtle by, and the crew of the Leonora Christine speeds into the unknown.






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