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Encounter with Tiber by Buzz Aldrin

Encounter with Tiber (1996)

by Buzz Aldrin, John Barnes (Author)

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Ten years after it was first published, this unexpectedly lovely science fiction novel still seems prescient and visionary. It often errs on the side of space geekiness, but there's some nice writing around that. ( )
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Buzz Aldrinprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Barnes, JohnAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Clarke,Arthur C.Forewordsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Eggleton,BobCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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With her immense boosters, the starship Tenacity was the biggest structure ever assembled in space; even when the boosters were gone, in about ten hours, she would still be huge.
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Buzz Aldrin, one of manned space flight's pioneers, has helped create a stunning, possibly prophetic novel of the future of space exploration. A radio beacon from an unknown world leads an astronaut to disaster on the Moon -- and his son far beyond that as he searches for the key to the mystery of Tiber, a civilization who left artifacts in the solar system some 9,000 years ago, with sufficient impact on human affairs to explain some odd references in the Bible. The villains of the book are not the aliens, but the benighted politicians with the minds of accountants who won't fund the necessary scientific derring-do to save the world -- apparently an affliction which alien astronauts also have to bear.

You can read an exclusive interview with Buzz Aldrin written by Frank Braun.

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Aliens first visited Earth 10,000 years ago, only to be enslaved by humans. The drama is related by two astronauts who learn of the Nissuan emigration during a space flight. Jointly written by an astronaut and a science fiction writer, with illustrations.… (more)

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