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Alien Contact (2011) [Anthology]
by Stephen Baxter Pat Cadigan Orson Scott Card Adam-Troy Castro Cory Doctorow George Alec Effinger Jeffrey Ford Karen Joy Fowler Neil Gaiman Molly Gloss Ernest Hogan Stephen King Nancy Kress Ursula K. Le Guin Bruce McAllister Paul J. McAuley Elizabeth Moon Pat Murphy Mike Resnick Robert Silverberg Jack Skillingstead Bruce Sterling Charles Stross Michael Swanwick Mark W. Tiedemann Harry Turtledove Rating: Weighted - 6.7 / Average - 6.0 of 10 (1 votes) (Rate!)
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From War of the Worlds to Invasion of the Body Snathers... From ET to Close Encounters... creators of science fiction have always eagerly speculated on just how the story of alien contact would play out.

Editor Marty Halpern has gathered together some of the best stories of the last 30 years, by today's most exciting genre writers, weaving a tapestry that covers a broad range of scenarios: from the insidious, to the violent, to the transcendant.


  • Introduction: Beginnings by Marty Halpern
  • The Thought War by Paul McAuley
  • How to Talk to Girls at Parties by Neil Gaiman
  • Face Value Karen Joy Fowler
  • The Road Not Taken by Harry Turtledove
  • The Aliens Who Knew, I Mean, Everything by George Alec Effinger
  • I Am the Doorway by Stephen King
  • Recycling Strategies for the Inner City by Pat Murphy
  • The 43 Antarean Dynasties by Mike Resnick
  • The Gold Bug by Orson Scott Card
  • Kin by Bruce McAllister
  • Guerilla Mural of a Siren's Song by Ernest Hogan
  • Angel by Pat Cadigan
  • The First Contact with the Gorgonids by Ursula Le Guin
  • Sunday Night Yams at Minnie and Earl's by Adam-Troy Castro
  • A Midwinter's Tale by Michael Swanwick
  • Texture of Other Ways by Mark W. Tiedemann
  • To Go Boldly by Cory Doctorow
  • If Nudity Offends You by Elizabeth Moon
  • Laws of Survival by Nancy Kress
  • What You Are About to See by Jack Skillingstead
  • Amanda and the Alien Robert Silverberg
  • Exo-Skeleton Town by Jeffrey Ford
  • Lambing Season by Molly Gloss
  • Swarm by Bruce Sterling
  • MAXO Signals by Charles Stross
  • Last Contact by Stephen Baxter
  • About the Contributors
Edited by Marty Halpern

Original title: Alien Contact
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAlien BeingsFirst Contact

The following works are contained within this one:
     I Am the Doorway (1971) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen King
     Swarm (1982) [Short Story]
      Author: Bruce Sterling
     Face Value (1986) [Short Story]
      Author: Karen Joy Fowler
     Angel (1987) [Short Story]
      Author: Pat Cadigan
     First Contact with the Gorgonids, the (1991) [Short Story]
      Author: Ursula K. Le Guin
     43 Antarean Dynasties, the (1997) [Short Story]
      Author: Mike Resnick
     Lambing Season (2002) [Short Story]
      Author: Molly Gloss
     Laws of Survival (2007) [Novella]
      Author: Nancy Kress
     Last Contact (2007) [Short Story]
      Author: Stephen Baxter

Edition #1: Alien Contact

Alien Contact (2011)
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Language: English

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Alien Contact (2011)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: San Francisco, CA
Publisher: Night Shade Books
ISBN: 9781597802819
Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0 x 1.5 in
Pages: 491

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