By Giancarlo Genta
Someday within the not-too-distant destiny ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is domestic to a couple of spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any touch with civilizations that experience now not but accomplished either a considerable spacefaring power and adequate adulthood to regulate the expertise explosion ahead of triggering their very own extinction.
While this coverage is meant to simply herald peaceable new participants, concerns swap fullyyt while the confederation is threatened by way of a few unknown entity - is the threat genuine or imagined? The confederation makes a decision to damage with the principles and sends a delegate to Earth to rent one of many supposedly belligerent Earthlings to enquire and to restore the confederation’s long-unused starfleet. The Earthman concurs, yet calls for a excessive expense: should still he be successful, the confederation must settle for Earth as a brand new member. because the danger turns into ever extra acute, the query quickly turns into which challenge will end up more durable - saving the confederation or convincing it to simply accept the deal!
The huge appendix, written in non-technical language, experiences the clinical and technological issues underlying the plot - starting from the Fermi paradox, house shuttle and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on attainable common convergences in technological and organic improvement.
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He tried to visualize their meaning, and with considerable surprise he realized that, while not being able to read them, he was aware of their meaning: it was a sort of a menu. In fact, he was not receiving words or sentences from the projector, but direct concepts. He tried to concentrate on the ﬁrst one and, after a few seconds, the image disappeared and another one appeared: a sort of a submenu. He realized he had started to control the machine, when he found a lesson on the Aswaqat language.
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