A classic of science fiction, this book predicted and inspired the creation of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)—the organization dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life. A tale of contact with alien life hailed by leaders of SETI organizations and today’s leading science fiction authors as hugely influential, the story appeals to both science fiction readers and the hundreds of thousands of members of various SETI organizations.
Praise for The Listeners:
“A fascinating . . . view of the many responses of mankind to the coming confrontation with intelligent aliens . . . First rate science fiction.” —Publishers Weekly
“A must for any library whose readers look beyond their feet.” —Library Journal
“One of the finest books of speculative fiction ever written . . . strong, thoughtful, marvelously human, and . . . without flaw . . . An unforgettable experience. —Harlan Ellison
“One of the very best fictional portrayals of contact with extraterrestrial intelligence ever written.” —Carl Sagan
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