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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.
From Publishers Weekly
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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.