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The Hercules Text

Narrated by: Kevin T. Collins
Length: 13 hrs and 20 mins
4 out of 5 stars (25 ratings)

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The classic first-contact science fiction novel that launched the career of Jack McDevitt, the nationally best-selling author of Coming Home - now revised from the original edition, and featuring a new foreword.

From a remote corner of the galaxy, a message is being sent. The continuous beats of a pulsar have become odd, irregular...artificial. It can only be a code.

Frantically, a research team struggles to decipher the alien communication. And what the scientists discover is destined to shake the foundations of empires around this world - from Wall Street to the Vatican....

©2015 Cryptic, Inc. (P)2018 Tantor

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pedestrian, illogical first contact story

nothing really unexpected happens in the entire book. of course governments would make weapons of alien technology. it makes no sense that NASA would have exclusive copies of the transmission after announcing to the world about the first 'hello' signal, there would be a million radios recording the transmission.

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  • Matthew
  • SEATTLE, WA, United States
  • 10-19-18

Lots to recommend here!

An update on the debut novel by Jack McDevitt. Granted, he misses some updates, and some references are a bit off putting. Also, there were some rather explicit editing issues, esp. later in the book. That all said, the concept, and Kevin Collins' performance put this on the recommended list. Enjoy it as much as I did!