First Contact: Escape to 55 Cancri : Contact

  • by Kenneth E. Ingle
  • Narrated by Gene Eugene
  • Series: Contact
  • 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When a lab experiment results in a group of scientists gaining extremely long life, they realize that if they stay on Earth, they'll soon become lab specimens. To escape this, they decide to travel to the stars. Unfortunately, the stars are already occupied.

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Political agenda

On the plus side, the reader had a warm narrative voice and good characterisation.

On the minus side, the writing is very much low space opera and it appears that the only good aliens are subserviant to humans or dead. A group of highly intelligent scientists who claim to be opposed to war attack every alien that they can find, sometimes even before identifying the species. Anyone who doesn't agree with this policy is considered a traitor and must be killed.

This book follows the Ronald Reagan school of interspecies co-operation. This feels like the author's position rather than that of the characters. If that is what you like then you will probably like the approach in this book. If not then maybe another title would be better for you. For my money, this was a poor choice both because of the agenda and indifferent writing.
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- Mark

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-05-2010
  • Publisher: Books in Motion