With the help of the bookstore owner, Adrian tracks down the author—only to find him in a mental institution anguishing over the intentions of the aliens who sent the designs to him. By bluffing a bureaucrat intent on thwarting their progress, the two friends continue their quest for the stars and go ahead with the spacecraft designs. Having successfully launched their ship 15 years later, the questions that remain are: What were the intentions of the aliens? and Is mankind ready to face what’s out there?
Praise for Gift from the Stars:
“A new take on the theme of first contact with alien civilizations. Full of wonder, elegant writing, and thought.” -George Zebrowski, author of Brute Orbits
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