Space opera written by a woman , I still can't find it

Richardb35

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There is a book I read between 1976 and 1985 from the Milpitas, Ca library.

It was a hard copy not a paperback

It is not, To Outlive Eternity/Tau Zero by Poul Anderson, I have that one.

It may have been written by a woman or someone whose last name starts with an L

A large crew of men and women are in a new super fast space ship

They are being chased by someone but they outrun them. They outrun the collapse of the universe in a super fast spaceship, but they have lost their home planet.

They watch as the universe collapses and is reborn

They come across a planet made of super metal and they rebuild their ship with it

They go into orbit around a planet that looks like it can support life like theirs. They are moving super fast. They look like a ring of radiation going around the planet.

They put down 10 super metal markers with scientific info onto the surface of the planet

They watch the planet develop and form life like the dinosaurs and then evolve

Into human like life forms.

They broadcast movies of the early life forms and their visits to early civilizations down to the planet.

They identify the positions of all 10 markers on the planet, some had been lost, then they were found.

There are 2 warring countries on the planet.

They block or turn off the sun to freeze the planet and force the countries to form one world government.

The planet gets freezing cold and the people start to freeze.

The countries agree to form one world government.

The people on the ship are welcomed to the planet.
 
Could of done a spoiler alert there sounded like a good story but wont bother now sorry i dont know it

It was posted in the Book Search subforum, surely by definition every post in there is going to be a spoiler! :p

The general idea is people post books they've read and other people who have read the same books identify them, I don't think that works without being able to detail the book, especially as key identifiers may be the ending or the outcome of significant events in the novel.
 
All this is true but people can't even find out if they can help without exposing themselves to spoilers if it turns out they don't know the story. It would be good policy to have posters describe all the non-spoilery elements they can, followed by a spoiler-protected section of those spoilery key identifiers.

But this forum is frequently where people first post and don't know rules or how to mark spoilers so it'd be pretty much impossible to enforce. Basically, the Search forum is just a minefield and you takes your chances. :)
 
I'm not so worried about spoilers- and since so far no one seems to know what book this is it seems like a moot point.
I'd like to read this book based on the description and would love to see how close the description fits the real story.
But, yes, if you want to avoid spoilers maybe stay out of the book search area.
 
And you have to agree aswell as helping find Books that people are searching for we who come here regular get book suggestions to add to our long lists my point wasnt an attack merely a suggestion that maybe tell the plot but as much as can be remembered but a warning is always helpfull i'm sure if someone was actually halfway through this book and was a regular on here then it would have been pointless continuing but i apologise if Richardb35 was offended as it wasnt an attack
 
And you have to agree aswell as helping find Books that people are searching for we who come here regular get book suggestions to add to our long lists my point wasnt an attack merely a suggestion that maybe tell the plot but as much as can be remembered but a warning is always helpfull i'm sure if someone was actually halfway through this book and was a regular on here then it would have been pointless continuing but i apologise if Richardb35 was offended as it wasnt an attack

I would be highly doubtful there is anything in this thread which could cause real offence! :)
 
Just a note, I am an older retired Electronic Engineer from the bay area.
I am not offended by the spoiler talk. Someone can delete the last 3 or 4 lines of my original post , so the ending of the
book won't be shown. Not a big deal to me.
When I first read the book I wrote down the author and title on a 3 by 5 card and put it in a brown leather briefcase with my important papers.
One day I came home from work and my wife confronted me with the card in her hand. She asked me who the woman is.
I told her it is a SF book that I really liked. This memory came back to me a few years ago. I don't know what happened to the card. My ex wife died from cancer a few years ago, so she is not talking. I own about 1,000 SF books. I built a bookcase just for SF books.
I have searched by plot a few times, I do get Tau Zero as an option, but it is not the same book.
I have searched for female SF authors but it has not worked. I am still working on it. Richard 01-05-2016
 
Richardb35 - not sure if you’re still checking this forum and your posts but I’ve been working on your query. It’s sort of a “white whale” for me.

I have a few questions that I’m wondering if you can answer. I may be very close to solving this.

1. Was the title of the book the name of the ship?
2. Were the crew of the ship human?
3. Do you recall anything at all about the cover? Colors? Shapes? If so, was the ship on the cover?
 

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