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A Man From Planet Earth: A Scientific Novel by Giancarlo Genta

By Giancarlo Genta

Sometime within the not-too-distant destiny ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is domestic to a few spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any touch with civilizations that experience now not but accomplished either a considerable spacefaring strength and adequate adulthood to manage the know-how explosion sooner than triggering their very own extinction.

While this coverage is meant to simply herald peaceable new participants, issues swap solely whilst the confederation is threatened by means of a few unknown entity - is the risk genuine or imagined? The confederation comes to a decision to damage with the principles and sends a delegate to Earth to rent one of many supposedly belligerent Earthlings to enquire and to restore the confederation’s long-unused starfleet. The Earthman concurs, yet calls for a excessive rate: may still he be successful, the confederation must settle for Earth as a brand new member. because the danger turns into ever extra acute, the query quickly turns into which challenge will end up more durable - saving the confederation or convincing it to simply accept the deal!

The vast appendix, written in non-technical language, experiences the medical and technological subject matters underlying the plot - starting from the Fermi paradox, house go back and forth and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on attainable common convergences in technological and organic development.

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We want the most complete and voluntary cooperation from you. ” He paused shortly then started again: “First, there is your curiosity: you are both scientists and I am offering knowledge you have never even dreamt of. A second reason is your sense of duty. ” A Man from Planet Earth 29 “What if we don’t believe what you told us about the Qhruns? After all, we only have your word for it,” Tom interrupted him. “Yes, but here I have a third ace up my sleeve. Even if you do not believe me now, won’t you have doubts in the days, months and years to come?

Ten seconds later all the stars just disappeared from every screen: their long hyperspace crossing had started. ” Sinqwahan asked. ” All the spacers got up, one by one, and left the bridge; there was nothing to do for two days but wait. The bridge was empty by the time they stood up. They spent a few hours wandering through the ship and then Tom insisted on spending some more time at the mental projector. After trying some more Aswaqat food, Kirkyssi style, at dinner, and taking a short walk, exploring new corridors and small compartments whose use they couldn’t guess, they retired to their cabin.

Sinqwahan asked. ” All the spacers got up, one by one, and left the bridge; there was nothing to do for two days but wait. The bridge was empty by the time they stood up. They spent a few hours wandering through the ship and then Tom insisted on spending some more time at the mental projector. After trying some more Aswaqat food, Kirkyssi style, at dinner, and taking a short walk, exploring new corridors and small compartments whose use they couldn’t guess, they retired to their cabin. They were far less tired than the previous evening, even if all those hours at the mental projector had taken their toll.

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