Set against the backdrop of China's Cultural Revolution, a secret military project sends signals into space to establish contact with aliens. An alien civilisation on the brink of destruction captures the signal and plans to invade Earth.
Meanwhile, on Earth, different camps start forming, planning to either welcome the superior beings and help them or to fight against the invasion.
"A milestone in Chinese science fiction." (
New York Times)
"The best kind of science fiction." (Kim Stanley Robinson)
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Good story, wooden delivery
- J Sims
Fascinating perspectives but felt quite long
- C. Campbell