Second Contact

Second Contact

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by Mike Resnick
     
 

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The captain of a spaceship had shot and killed two of his crewmen, and Major Maxwell Becker, a military lawyer, is assigned as his defense attorney. The captain claims that the two were aliens, and refuses to plead insanity. Becker decides the easiest way to get the captain to change his plea is to show him the futility of putting together the defense the captain…  See more details below

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The captain of a spaceship had shot and killed two of his crewmen, and Major Maxwell Becker, a military lawyer, is assigned as his defense attorney. The captain claims that the two were aliens, and refuses to plead insanity. Becker decides the easiest way to get the captain to change his plea is to show him the futility of putting together the defense the captain insists upon – until his witnesses start dying and disappearing and being transferred offworld…and suddenly Becker is being hunted down by the very same space agency he has worked for all his adult life.

Editorial Reviews

Don d'Ammassa
“A delightful blend of mystery and sf, with a couple of Resnick’s more memorable characters, it’s his most relentlessly gripping story line yet. One of those books you keep telling yourself you’ll only read a portion of at a time, and then finish in a single sitting.” – Science Fiction Chronicle
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“If you like computers, science fiction, or just a plain good read, then you’ll love Second Contact”
Faren Miller
“Taut and suspenseful, Second Contact resembles a good Cold War thriller.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013025561
Publisher:
Kirinyaga, Inc.
Publication date:
09/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
228
File size:
321 KB

Meet the Author

Mike Resnick is, according to Locus, the all-time leading award winner, living or dead, for short science fiction. He has won 5 Hugos plus other major awards in the USA, Japan, Spain, Poland, Croatia, and France, and has been short-listed for major awards in England, Italy and Australia. He is the author of 67 science fiction and fantasy novels, 250 stories, and 2 screenplays, and is the editor of 40 anthologies. His work has been translated into 25 languages.

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