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Contact by Carl Sagan

Contact (original 1985; edition 1997)

by Carl Sagan

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Authors:Carl Sagan
Info:Pocket (1997), Mass Market Paperback, 448 pages
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Contact by Carl Sagan (1985)

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Simply love this book.
  LustyRebel | May 30, 2014 |
This is probably one of my favorite books of all time. Which is kind of silly, as Sagan was crazy in the head.

Admittedly, I saw the movie version of this first before reading the book. I thought the movie was wonderful, so I wasn't surprised to find that the book was even moreso.

Eleanor Arroway is still my favorite heroine. I think her flaws are the flaws that a lot of driven people run into. ( )
  cendri | May 30, 2014 |
I didn't care for this much, but I read it over ten years ago. I should probably give it another go. ( )
  dysmonia | Apr 15, 2014 |
I didn't care for this much, but I read it over ten years ago. I should probably give it another go. ( )
  dysmonia | Apr 15, 2014 |
I didn't care for this much, but I read it over ten years ago. I should probably give it another go. ( )
  dysmonia | Apr 15, 2014 |
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Bacon, PaulCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Lomberg, JonCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perkins, IrvingDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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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.

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In the year 1999 a multinational team of astronauts sets out to discover the secrets of the universe.

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