Alien Encounter: A Scientific Novel (2nd Edition) (Science by Dirk Schulze-Makuch

By Dirk Schulze-Makuch

It's been approximately a hundred years because the Apollo moon landings, whilst Jack and Vladimir, astronauts on a challenge to Venus, find a mysterious void with regards to indigenous lifestyles on this planet. in this case extra voids are detected in the world, Mars, Titan, and, relatively ominously, inside of a planetoid rising from the Kuiper belt.

Jack is shipped to enquire the voids within the sunlight procedure and intercept the planetoid - which, as turns into more and more transparent, is inhabited through alien existence types. Jack and his workforce may have little time to appreciate their alien biochemistry, talents, habit styles, resilience, and know-how, but additionally how those lifestyles varieties relate to the voids.

Humankind's first stumble upon with those unique existence types couldn't be extra fateful, turning into a race opposed to time to save lots of lifestyles in the world and to bare the genuine nature of the voids, which appear to be intrinsically on the topic of existence and the universe itself. during this novel, the writer combines many subject matters concerning cutting-edge study within the box of astrobiology with fictional parts to supply an exhilarating web page turner.

This new edition considerably develops the astrobiological denouement of the plot and contours an in depth non-technical appendix the place the underlying technological know-how is gifted and mentioned.

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I can do some sessions with a shrink if you like, but…” Mike Hang was firm. “Yes, you do need it, Jack. That is a condition for your going on this mission. We need to make absolutely sure that you are psychologically and spiritually stable, especially on such an important mission, which could last a long time. ” Damn Christian fundamentalists, Jack thought. How could they have one of them as NASA administrator? And how could this man just ram his own philosophy into a mission? Jack was appalled by the system.

This is Major Akinawa, who will attend to your physical fitness, and that is Sensei Hauser, who will train you in martial arts. And of course, I will spend quite a bit of time with you, as well. I will also be responsible for your overall training program. Additionally, in about three months time we will have a gentleman coming from the space agency, who will keep you updated on your mission, technology that you need to know, and so on. But we don’t need to concern ourselves with these issues at the present time.

Additionally, in about three months time we will have a gentleman coming from the space agency, who will keep you updated on your mission, technology that you need to know, and so on. But we don’t need to concern ourselves with these issues at the present time. ” “No. No questions,” Jack replied. He would be spending a great deal of time in the company of these people and wanted to have a healthy working relationship with them, even if he didn’t really want to be involved in their philosophies.

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