Dragon's Egg by Robert L. Foreward [SIGNED FIRST EDITION / 1980]
SIGNED FIRST EDITION / FIRST PRINTING  DEL REY BOOKS
Hardcover with dust jacket in very good condition. Dust jacket has some shelf wear. Book itself is excellent and reads like new.
Title page signed by author Robert L. Forward, dated 1980.
"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.