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When we encountered the aliens, we thought we knew the story they were telling. But we were looking at the wrong end . . .

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Overview


When we encountered the aliens, we thought we knew the story they were telling. But we were looking at the wrong end . . .

At the publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management software (DRM) applied.


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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466801844
  • Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
  • Publication date: 10/19/2011
  • Series: A Tor.Com Original
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 32
  • Sales rank: 52,689
  • File size: 188 KB

Meet the Author

Gregory Benford

Gregory Benford is an American science fiction writer born on January 30, 1941, in Mobile, Alabama. Along with his twin brother Jim Benford, who like him went on to a career in physics, he was active in science fiction fandom in the 1950s and 1960s; the two brothers co-founded the well-regarded science fiction fanzine Void, which was later co-edited by Ted White, Peter Graham, and Terry Carr.  Benford began selling SF professionally in 1965, with “Stand-in” in The Magazine of Fantasy and Science Fiction. Since then he has published many short stories and well over two dozen novels. Timescape (1980), an ambitious and well-wrought SF novel notable for its close depictions of how twentieth-century science is actually done, won the Nebula Award and the John W. Campbell Award. He has won one other Nebula, for the novelette “If the Stars Are Gods” co-written with Gordon Eklund. Aside from Timescape, Benford is probably best-known for his far-future, often lyrical “Galactic Center” novels: In the Ocean of Night (1976), Across the Sea of Suns (1984), Great Sky River (1987), Tides of Light (1989), Furious Gulf (1994), and Sailing Bright Eternity (1995).  Gregory Benford lives in Southern California, where he is a professor of physics at the University of California at Irvine.
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Customer Reviews

Average Rating 2.5
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  • Posted October 19, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    Only 8 pages long.

    Not even long enough to be considered an essay.

    9 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 28, 2011

    Short, but interesting

    I've enjoyed other books by Gregory Benford. This one took only a few minutes to read, but I still enjoyed it. I thought it was an intriguing twist on a first contact with an alien civilization.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2013

    Not really a short story

    This is a short sketch of an idea for a much longer work, something like the Galactic Center series with possibly friendlier intelligences. It is only a sketch of an idea, not a developed short story extracted from some larger time line. I would gather this is a trial balloon to see what interest there might be in a longer work. To me, it seems rather close to ideas Benford has already explored at length. Maybe this would be a deeper exploration of what altruism might be on a cosmic scale, or how confusing even a benevolent contact might be, while the Galactic Center Series seems to about the idea of an evolutionary, competitive contact.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2012

    Good, but a very short story

    I did feel that some details were glossed over. On the whole, worth a read.

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    Posted November 19, 2012

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 5, 2012

    Not long

    Very short book as it very very short about five mins to read it very disappointed

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2012

    I liked it.

    I'm a fan of spacey science fiction. I liked this little story. Didn't expect the ending at all. I actually wish this was a full novel. I'd definitely recommend it to others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 21, 2012

    Well

    I don't say this often; waste of a few minutes. LOL. Just 8 pgs. Not impressed at all.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 7, 2012

    I dont understand it

    Mayby if it were longer than 8 pages i could figure out what this means but im not sure i could stand to know.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2011

    Confusing

    Like Douglas Adams, but wasn't sure what to make of this.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted November 30, 2011

    Thought provoking 8 pages!

    Painfully short read but have not been able to forget it!! I hope someday Mr. Benford will consider expanding it another three hundred pages or so. I would definitely buy it!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 19, 2011

    Disappointing

    I expect much better from Benford.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2011

    Crazy

    Wow! This was one strange writing! Makes one think...really think..that is all i can say without giving it away.

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