Contact, by Sagan, Carl

One of the most interesting themes in SF, and also one of my personal favorites, is the theme of first contact. The theme is not exactly unique to SF – think of European contact with the New World, Roman contact with various barbarians, etc.- though these days it would probably seem so. In SF “first contact” stories deal with mankind's first contact with alien races. Even if you exclude all of the uses of this theme in Star Trek, the genre is chock full of examples. And although it is[…]

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