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Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space.

In December of 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future—and our own.

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Oct 01, 1985 – Who could be better qualified than the author of the highly successful Cosmos to turn the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence, and humankind's first contact with it, into imaginative reality? This is precisely what Sagan does in this eagerly awaited and, as it turns out, engrossing first novel. The basic plot is very simple. A worldwide system of radio telescopes, in the charge of brilliant astrophysicist Ellie Arroway, picks up a "Message'' from outer space. Ellie is instrumental in decoding the message and building the ``Machine'' for which it gives instructions (despite stiff opposition from religious fundamentalists and those scientists and politicians who fear it may be a Trojan Horse). Then she and fellow members of a small multinational team board the machine, take a startling trip into outer spaceand on their return must convince the scientific community that they are not the perpetrators of a hoax. Sagan's characters, mostly scientists, are credible without being memorable, and he supplies a love interest that is less than compelling. However, his informed and dramatically enacted speculations into the mysteries of the universe, taken to the point where science and religion touch, make his story an exciting intellectual adventure and science fiction of a high order. First serial to Discover Magazine; BOMC selection. Foreign rights: S & S. October 1

Customer Reviews

Engrossing

I read this novel when it first came out in 1985. I had my doubts that Sagan, despite his genius, would be able to write a good science fiction story. Well, he did, and it was to be the only one. This is one of the most believable first contact novels ever written. I thought the movie was well done also.

Long Live Carl

A book that simply will not disappoint. No other words are needed.

Not As Good As Film

This book was a complete disappointment. I had seen the film, and I hoped it would be an expanded interesting engagement of the plot line and an explorations of science and faith. Not so. Worse yet, 90% of the book is length telling, rather than showing, by the author, making for a boring read. Highly recommend against this book.

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  • Category: Science Fiction
  • Published: Dec 20, 2016
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster
  • Seller: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc.
  • Print Length: 432 Pages
  • Language: English
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