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Learning The World: A novel of first contact Kindle Edition
Thought-provoking and entertaining, this highly original first-contact story should please any science fiction reader. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL
MacLeod continues to dazzle readers with vividly rendered landscapes of technological splendor and fascinating yet plausible visions of humanity's future. -- BOOKLIST --This text refers to the digital edition.
- ASIN : B0085NUBJO
- Publisher : Orbit; New Ed edition (7 June 2012)
- Language : English
- File size : 498 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 414 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 420,990 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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However, the alien civilisation might be bats (literally!) but they're really like quaint middle-class pseudo-Victorians, polite and well-meaning. There's a hint of menace in the possibility of war, but if humans truly do meet another species, this sounds like the best possible scenario.
On the other hand, it's good to see an SF author not resting on the easy plot device of the "wormhole". The humans in this story travel between the stars the hard way: the trip took four hundred years.
A great story, and one I'd recommend to younger readers, too.