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The Listeners
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The Listeners

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Author: James E. Gunn
Publisher: Benbella Books, 2004
Easton Press, 1991
Del Rey, 1985
Arrow, 1978
Signet, 1974
Scribner, 1972
Science Fiction Book Club, 1972
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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Science-Fiction
Sub-Genre Tags: First Contact
Hard SF
Utopia
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Synopsis

After fifty-one long years of patient waiting, the message has finally arrived. They have dedicated their lives to trying to decipher the eerie silence that resounds from space and now there is finally a sound after decades of quiet. In the beginning there is a hail of celebration, the Project has finally produced results, but then the questions begin. What does the message mean? Could it be 'we come in peace' or 'get ready for world domination'?

The message baffles Earth. Only one man has the power to make the decision and it could mean intergalactic warfare if he makes the wrong choice. Director MacDonald holds in his hands the fate of Earth, the universe and the Project, which is dedicated to answering questions that have plagued humanity for centuries. Will he make the correct choice?


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A very important literary SF work

- Emil
  (5/28/2012)
The Listeners - James Gunn

- valashain
  (11/11/2012)
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  (12/9/2012)
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