When the First Call from the Stars Comes, Do We Even Dare to Answer?
Life changes for everyone in general-and for physicist Dean Matthews in particular-when astronomers detect a radio signal from a nearby star. First Contact forces humanity to face hard questions, and do it fast. Every answer spawns new questions. Every solution sets in motion a new and more daunting crisis to challenge Dean, his family-and an expanding number of interstellar civilizations-for generations to come.
Praise for InterstellarNet: Origins
"...in InterstellarNet: Origins...Lerner proves he knows enough real-world, present-day computer science and economics to combine them into a wonderfully thought-provoking story.... "Lerner's world-building and extrapolating are top notch."
"Lerner mixes physics, computer science, and economics into a series of very intellectually satisfying puzzles. Some of the puzzles involve understanding the alien, and some depend on understanding ourselves ... A very satisfying read, especially for the intellectually inclined."
-Mike Brotherton, author of Spider Star
"One of the most original, believable, thoroughly thought-out, and utterly fascinating visions ever of what interstellar contact
might really be like."
-Dr. Stanley Schmidt, Editor, Analog Magazine
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About the Author
In collaboration with Larry Niven, Ed writes the Fleet of Worlds series novels, so far including Fleet of Worlds, Juggler of Worlds, Destroyer of Worlds, and Betrayer of Worlds. The four novels, set in Niven’s “Known Space,” are prequels to the Nebula-, Hugo-, and Locus Award-winning Ringworld.
Lerner lives in Virginia with his wife, Ruth.