Contact
Carl Sagan
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Publisher:Simon Schuster Trade
Place Published:New York
Genre:World Literature
Pages:432
ISBN:9780671434007"
Dewey:813.54
Format:Hardcover
Edition:1ST
Release:1985
Comments: a novel

Summary: 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.