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Contact | [Carl Sagan]

Contact

The future is here...in an adventure of cosmic dimension. In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who - or what - is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future - and our own.
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Publisher's Summary

The future is here...in an adventure of cosmic dimension. In December, 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who - or what - is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future - and our own.

©1997 Carl Sagan (P)1997 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"Contact deals with issues...worth pondering.The range and depth of ideas is quite uncommon." (New York Times Book Review)

"Like a good mystery, Contact keeps us curious to the end...ingenious and satisfying." (Newsweek)

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    Dean 11-02-12
    Dean 11-02-12 Member Since 2009

    a Tech Exec who loves the stories about what could be and what should have been. Mixed with histories told from an outside perspective.

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    "Loved the movie...wish the book was the same."

    A modern 'classic'. It is a really good piece of prose that I think was better in its movie form. The book it fine for about 3/4's of the plot then the last 1/4...I am glad did not make it in the film.

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    Joe Lancaster, PA, United States 06-30-12
    Joe Lancaster, PA, United States 06-30-12 Member Since 2005
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    "the movie is better"

    You can't say this often, almost never, but I thought the movie was way better.

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    Larry Monmouth Junction, NJ, United States 05-11-12
    Larry Monmouth Junction, NJ, United States 05-11-12 Member Since 2007
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    "Endlessly boring"

    If you are looking for endless religion vs science debates and protracted descriptions of obscure foreign holidays, this is the book for you. Boring, boring, boring!!!

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    Lynda Stromsburg, NE, United States 07-05-13
    Lynda Stromsburg, NE, United States 07-05-13
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    "not like the movie at all"
    What disappointed you about Contact?

    The whole story, did not even finish it, (first for audible that I did not finish) It was so anti-God, that it seemed to be the main point of the audio. Made me sad, because the movie was awesome.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Contact?

    The continuous negativity about God. Not that I cared one way or the other what the author believes but this crossed the line because it was so continuous, not so much about life elsewhere.


    Any additional comments?

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