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Rocheworld by Robert L. Forward
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Rocheworld (original 1990; edition 1990)

by Robert L. Forward (Author)

Series: Rocheworld (1)

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Powered by a revolutionary laser-driven stardrive, the first interstellar expedition would reach the double planet circling Barnard's Star -- and find a world of wonders and dangers beyond all their imaginings.
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Title:Rocheworld
Authors:Robert L. Forward (Author)
Info:Baen (1990), 480 pages
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Bob Forward revised this book from his 1984 novel 'Flight of the Dragonfly'. His writing style was improving over this period, but the ideas remain as well worked-out as ever. The light-sail proposal is all you could wish for. ( )
  RobertDay | Aug 21, 2009 |
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Note: Author's notes say that Rocheworld 1990 is based on his 1981 150,000 word manuscript.
The Analog series was about 60,000 words of it.
The Timescape 1984 edition of "Flight of the DragonFly" was about 100,000 words of it.
The Baen 1985 edition of "Flight of the DragonFly" was about 110,000 words of it.
The 1990 version is about 155,000 words and marked "At Last The Complete Story!".
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Powered by a revolutionary laser-driven stardrive, the first interstellar expedition would reach the double planet circling Barnard's Star -- and find a world of wonders and dangers beyond all their imaginings.

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