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Author Schulze-Makuch, Dirk, 1964- author.

Title Alien encounter : a scientific novel / Dirk Schulze-Makuch.

Publication Info. Cham : Springer, [2014]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Fiction - RIPG-6  FIC SCHULZE    AVAILABLE
Edition 2nd edition.
Description 236 pages ; 24 cm.
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Science and fiction, 2197-1188
Science and fiction (Springer (Firm)). 2197-1188
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 234-236).
Summary It has been nearly 100 years since the Apollo moon landings, when Jack and Vladimir, two astronauts on a mission to Venus, discover a mysterious void related to indigenous life on the planet. Subsequently more voids are detected on Earth, Mars, Titan, and, quite ominously, inside a planetoid emerging from the Kuiper belt. Jack is sent to investigate the voids in the Solar System and intercept the planetoid - which, as becomes increasingly clear, is inhabited by alien life forms. Jack and his crew will have little time to understand their alien biochemistry, abilities, behavior patterns, resilience, and technology, but also how these life forms relate to the voids. In this novel, the author combines many topics related to state-of-the-art research in the field of astrobiology with fictional elements to produce a thrilling page turner. This new version significantly develops the astrobiological denouement of the plot and features an extensive non-technical appendix where the underlying science is presented and discussed--Back cover.
Subject Human-alien encounters -- Fiction.
Life on other planets -- Fiction.
ISBN 9783319019604
9783319019611 (eBook)
3319019619 (eBook)

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