Carl Sagan’s Contact seems to have mirrored much of this book.
The message, the prime numbers, Arecibo, political/religious controversies, etc. all seem to have been almost “lifted” from this earlier work.
But, to be fair, all of the ideas combined herein were thought up first by scientists (including Sagan) in the ‘50s and ‘60s and earlier.
And Sagan is quoted extensively in the book.
So it wasn’t really stealing.
Some naiveté about politics and economics, but, it was written 40 years ago.
And at the end, a shade of the danger posed in Fred Hoyle’s, A For Andromeda.
It is a great and classic work of first contact, anticipating SETI.
- Paperback: 316 pages
- Publisher: Reputation Books (30 May 2017)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1944387153
- ISBN-13: 978-1944387150
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.8 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 331 g
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