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First Contact: Alien Encounters
     

First Contact: Alien Encounters

by Michael J. Walker
 
Presenting eleven entertaining and thought-provoking tales of alien encounters—some serious, some whimsical, some that end well for those involved, others, not so much.

Fair Trade: Earth’s first trade delegation to the Taurans threatens to fall a little short of expectations.

We Have a Winner: The junior member of a first contact mission to Earth is

Overview

Presenting eleven entertaining and thought-provoking tales of alien encounters—some serious, some whimsical, some that end well for those involved, others, not so much.

Fair Trade: Earth’s first trade delegation to the Taurans threatens to fall a little short of expectations.

We Have a Winner: The junior member of a first contact mission to Earth is increasingly dubious of the choices their experts have made.

Tasty Morsel: A moon-sized creature sets its sights on its next meal.

The Probe: A young man wakes to find himself in an extremely compromising position.

Clean Up Crew: A rookie lab technician is held responsible for a mess of her own making.

Reg: An unexceptional man stumbles across an exceptional secret that plunges him headlong into events he appears uniquely ill-equipped to handle.

The Return: An alien abductee returns home to his family.

Executive Decision: The Presidential Cabinet is sequestered to consider the most important decision they will ever have to make.

First Impressions: A father and son team struggles to understand why their first contact mission has gone so badly wrong.

The Reality Machine: A brilliant, but eccentric scientist is keen to demonstrate that nothing about the Universe is as it seems.

Out of Joint: The crew of a four-thousand-year interstellar lifeboat mission is forced to adapt to changing circumstances.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148698739
Publisher:
Michael J. Walker
Publication date:
10/08/2013
Series:
First Contact , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
896 KB

Meet the Author

Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Michael J. Walker emigrated to the United States at the age of thirty and now makes his home in Austin, Texas. A software developer by trade, Mike has been a lifelong fan of science fiction and fantasy and has long harbored the ambition to become a storyteller in his own right.

Mike's first book, First Contact: Alien Encounters, is a collection of short stories about a particular interest of his--the possibility of making contact with alien civilizations. His other interests include volleyball, golf, cricket, astronomy, movies, web development, and discussing and debating issues concerning the future of science, politics, and humankind.

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