A while ago I read the book Tau Zero written by Paul Anderson. I was looking for a new book to read and that one caught my eye. It was described as a science fiction classic and did sound interesting. The story is about a space ship that continually has to accelerate because of an accident. The author than explores the effects of time dilation and it’s consequences.

That does not sound to special on it’s own but the author manages create an environment where isolation is increased to an extreme level. It does deserve the claim to be a classic and is well worth reading. While it is noticeable in some places that it was written in 1970, the story overall aged well.

Every once in a while I stumble over a book that stays with me for a while and this is one of them. So if you are looking for a hard science fiction novel with some interesting ideas that might be one to look at.