The epic voyage of the spacecraft Leonora Christine will take her and her fifty-strong crew to a planet some thirty 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.a#39;It sounds like Reymonta#39;s kind of scheme, a#39; she said bitterly. a#39;Hea#39;s convinced me ita#39;s desirable, a#39; the captain replied. a#39;With no thought for what it can do to you!a#39; a#39;Ia#39;ll manage. I never was hail-fellow-well-met. We have many books along in theanbsp;...
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