Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Foreward [1980 HARDCOVER]
Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Foreward [CHEELA #1]
FIRST BOOK CLUB EDITION  DEL REY BOOKS
Hardcover with dust jacket in BIZARRE condition.
Dust jacket is nice; some visible shelf wear.
Book itself has a few dozen cropped pages or so at the rear of the book. A little wonky but still very readable.
"In science fiction there is only a handful of books that stretch the mind--and Dragon's Egg is one of them."--Arthur C. Clarke
In a moving story of sacrifice and triumph, human scientists establish a relationship with intelligent lifeforms--the cheela--living on Dragon's Egg, a neutron star where one Earth hour is equivalent to hundreds of their years. The cheela culturally evolve from savagery to the discovery of science, and for a brief time, men are their diligent teachers.