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A "tour de force" of the imagination.
on 3 August 2017
I originally read this book when it was first published over thirty five years ago and have just re-read it. On both occasions I thought it was a fantastic work of imagination by the author - the idea of basically two-dimensional life evolving in a 67 billion gee gravitational field, where huge mountains are a few centimetres high and where technological advance is so rapid because so many generations of the Cheela live and die in such a short period of time (short, at least so far as humans are concerned). BRILLIANT BOOK!