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A Man From Planet Earth: A Scientific Novel - Science and Fiction (Paperback)
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A Man From Planet Earth: A Scientific Novel - Science and Fiction (Paperback)

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Paperback 308 Pages / Published: 14/09/2015
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Sometime in the not-too-distant future ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is home to a number of spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any contact with civilizations that have not yet achieved both a substantial spacefaring capability and sufficient maturity to control the technology explosion before triggering their own extinction.

While this policy is intended to only bring in peaceful new members, matters change entirely when the confederation is threatened by some unknown entity - is the menace real or imagined? The confederation decides to break with the rules and sends a delegate to Earth to hire one of the supposedly belligerent Earthlings to investigate and to revive the confederation's long-unused starfleet. The Earthman agrees, but demands a high price: should he succeed, the confederation will have to accept Earth as a new member. As the threat becomes ever more acute, the question soon becomes which mission will prove harder - saving the confederation or convincing it to accept the deal!

The extensive appendix, written in non-technical language, reviews the scientific and technological topics underlying the plot - ranging from the Fermi paradox, space travel and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on possible universal convergences in technological and biological development.

Publisher: Springer International Publishing AG
ISBN: 9783319211145
Number of pages: 308
Weight: 4861 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 17 mm
Edition: 1st ed. 2016

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