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Gift from the Stars
By James Gunn

Gift from the Stars

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Gift from the Stars by James Gunn

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The age-old question about alien existence and human contact is explored in a new way in this collection of six novellas, previously anthologized in "Analog" magazine. When disillusioned aerospace engineer Adrian Mast buys a book at a remainder sale, the last things he expects to find in its appendix are alien spacecraft designs. With the help of the bookstore owner, Adrian tracks down the author--only to find him in a mental institution anguishing over the intentions of the aliens who sent the designs to him. By bluffing a bureaucrat intent on thwarting their progress, the two friends continue their quest for the stars and go ahead with the spacecraft designs. Having successfully launched their ship 15 years later, the questions that remain are "What were the intentions of the aliens?" and "Is mankind ready to face what's out there?"

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781932100655
ISBN-10: 1932100652
Format: Paperback / softback
(225mm x 164mm x 12mm)
Imprint: BenBella Books
Publisher: BenBella Books
Publish Date: 15-Dec-2005
Country of Publication: United States

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