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Contact (original 1985; edition 1997)
by Carl Sagan
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0671004107, Mass Market Paperback)It is December 1999, the dawn of the millennium, and a team of international scientists is poised for the most fantastic adventure in human history. After years of scanning the galaxy for signs of somebody or something else, this team believes they've found a message from an intelligent source--and they travel deep into space to meet it. Pulitzer Prize winner Carl Sagan injects Contact, his prophetic adventure story, with scientific details that make it utterly believable. It is a Cold War era novel that parlays the nuclear paranoia of the time into exquisitely wrought tension among the various countries involved. Sagan meditates on science, religion, and government--the elements that define society--and looks to their impact on and role in the future. His ability to pack an exciting read with such rich content is an unusual talent that makes Contact a modern sci-fi classic.
(retrieved from Amazon Mon, 30 Sep 2013 13:47:33 -0400)
In the year 1999 a multinational team of astronauts sets out to discover the secrets of the universe.
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