The Contact Episode One

The Contact Episode One

by Albert Sartison

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BN ID: 2940045690188
Publisher: Albert Sartison
Publication date: 02/09/2014
Sold by: Smashwords
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 120,583
File size: 203 KB

About the Author Albert Sartison first became acquainted with games theory when he was a student. Since then, he has been fascinated by complex multiple-move strategic games in politics and economics. In such situations, the apparent freedom of action of the parties involved is in fact restricted by the bounds of economic and political feasibility, which at times leads to improbable consequences. The history of modern civilization includes many wars and political and economic crises which began as minor contradictions or local conflicts and escalated into global cataclysms on a planet-wide scale. Man has a highly developed intellect which enables him to assess his actions critically and analyse complex situations. As an individual, he is capable of rational reasoning. Is this applicable to human civilization? Books by Albert Sartison: --The Contact --Beyond the Event Horizon --Fundamental Force --The Storm --Entangled

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The Contact Episode One 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
plappen More than 1 year ago
(Reviewed for Paul Lappen for the Kindle Book Review) This novella starts the story of Mankind's first contact with an alien civilization. In the 22nd Century, Mankind has started to spread out throughout the solar system. He has also started to fiddle with Mercury's orbit through remote manipulation. Steve is a graduate student in astrophysics at an unnamed university. One day, the computer tracking system tells him of an unknown object coming this way from outside the solar system. Figuring that it's just a comet or meteor, Steve tells the system to keep an eye on it. Within 24 hours, the object has come from outside the solar system, used the planet Saturn as a brake, and put itself into orbit around Jupiter. That requires an insane amount of speed, many times faster than the fastest human ships. Steve calls in Clive, a fellow grad student, to confirm his findings. Steve knows that Clive will find any holes in his theory. Clive is convinced, and the two call in Dr. Shelby, dean of the university. He is convinced that the object is not a comet or meteor, and convenes an international conference of eminent scientists. The public reason for the conference is to discuss future experiments to manipulate Mercury's orbit. When everyone is behind closed doors, Shelby reveals the real reason for the conference. There is much discussion around the question "What do we do now?" Using electronic pulses, does Mankind say "Greetings?" Does Mankind send scientific constants or numbers that will not change, like pi (3.1416)? Will the visitor even respond at all? Think of this as part of a larger novel, and it works really well. It's well written, and it feels scientifically accurate. It stops at the right spot, when Mankind sends its first message to the alien visitor. (The Kindle Book Review received a free copy of this book in exchange for an independent, fair and honest review. We are not associated with the author or Amazon.)
Yvette_M More than 1 year ago
In the novel the author opens up with the quote, “ Our nature consists in movement; absolute rest is death.”  Wow, that quote blew me away and sets the path to such an interesting science-fiction novel. The author certainly has created a  great story set in the 22nd century that centers on human interactions during predicaments. The question of the human civilization within  the future of the universe is also a theme within his novels. I checked out “Contact” and I couldn’t be happier with the character  development, flow of the story, and the plot.  Everything seemed to work well. It’s a quick and fun read! I highly recommend this novel.  I just can’t wait to read series two!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't consider this an episode.....I see it as chapter one of a novel. Just as it gets interesting, it just ends abruptly. Sure, this was free, but readers are investing their time. Would I buy the complete novel? Yes, definitely. Bring it.