Listeners, The, by Gunn, James

The Listeners, by James E. Gunn, will be at once very familiar and possibly quite shocking to those who have read Contact, by Carl Sagan. These two stories tell not only the same core story, but the authors were thoroughly informed by each other, Gunn by Sagan's scientific work, and Sagan by Gunn's novel. The differences in the execution, however, warrant separate discussion of each. The Listeners is an underrated and introspective tale of individual and racial redemption and absoluti[…]

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