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The Listeners

By James E. Gunn

The Listeners

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Started reading:
2010-11-25 05:33:09
Finished reading:
2010-11-27 05:33:09

Review

Rating: 8

Though parts of this book might seem a bit dated on some things for having been published in 1972 (everyone smokes in the 21st century, computers are monolithic machines, and the capital of China is referred to as Peking, as examples). Other novels cover the same topics, most notably Carl Sagan’s Contact and Jack McDevitt’s The Hercules Text, but this work predates both of them and is truly groundbreaking. Definitely worth reading for anyone interested in SETI and the big questions about alien contact.

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