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His Master's Voice (1968) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Twenty-five hundred scientists have been herded into an isolated site in the Nevada desert. A neutrino message of extraterrestrial origin has been received, and, under the surveillance of the Pentagon, the scientists labor on His Master's Voice, the secret program set up to decipher the transmission.

Among them is Peter Hogarth, an eminent mathematician whose posthumous diary makes up the novel. Hogarth joins His Master's Voice after all efforts to decode the message prove futile and, after an early success, gives up on the project to pursue clandestine research into the so-called TX effect. Hogarth comes to realize that the TX effect could lead to the construction of the ultimate weapon - a fission bomb - and that such knowledge must not be allowed into the hands of the military.

Original title: Glos Pana
Original languages: Polish


Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien BeingsFirst Contact

Edition #1: His Master's Voice

His Master's Voice (1983)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Edition: English translation
Translated by: Michael Kandel
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Manifested in:

His Master's Voice (1999)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Evanston, IL
Publisher: Northwestern University Press
ISBN: 0810117312
Pages: 199

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His Master's Voice (1984)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Harvest Books
ISBN: 0156403005
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Pages: 208

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