First Contact

First Contact

Leinster, Murray & Warner, David

Language: English

Publisher: Dercum Pr Audio

Published: Mar 2, 1997

Words: 12504
Pages: 48

Description:

This collection includes two suspenseful and action packed stories by an author who has been called "the dean of science fiction." The work of William F. Jenkins, writing under the name of Murray Leinster, is especially distinctive in its rich character development, transcending typical science fiction writing. It earned Exploration Team the Hugo award in the novella category. Leinster's impressive lifetime portfolio includes such brilliant creations as the Parallel World. Exploration Team chronicles a giant company's illegal colonization of a planet populated by a savage race of predators. When a mystery ship discovers the lone survivor of the expedition, the legal and species consequences play themselves out to a stunning conclusion. In First Contact, a solitary Earth ship and a solitary alien meet for the first time in a nebula remote from the home planet of each. Neither is prepared for this first interspecies contact. Any mistake by either could cost billions of lives. Leinster explores an unfolding and complex moral dilemma of epic proportions. **