By Dirk Schulze-Makuch
It's been approximately a hundred years because the Apollo moon landings, while Jack and Vladimir, astronauts on a project to Venus, find a mysterious void relating to indigenous lifestyles on this planet. accordingly extra voids are detected on the earth, Mars, Titan, and, rather ominously, inside of a planetoid rising from the Kuiper belt.
Jack is distributed to enquire the voids within the sunlight method and intercept the planetoid - which, as turns into more and more transparent, is inhabited through alien lifestyles types. Jack and his team can have little time to appreciate their alien biochemistry, talents, habit styles, resilience, and know-how, but additionally how those lifestyles types relate to the voids.
Humankind's first come across with those unique existence kinds couldn't be extra fateful, changing into a race opposed to time to save lots of lifestyles on the earth and to bare the genuine nature of the voids, which appear to be intrinsically with regards to existence and the universe itself. during this novel, the writer combines many themes regarding state of the art examine within the box of astrobiology with fictional components to supply an exhilarating web page turner.
This re-creation considerably develops the astrobiological denouement of the plot and contours an in depth non-technical appendix the place the underlying technology is gifted and mentioned.
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The taxi moved quickly through Beijing. Jack was amazed: this was one of the most technologically advanced and largest cities. Only a few decades ago, Beijing had been a chaotic mix of the modern and the developing worlds. They went to the western edge of the city where it quickly became very mountainous, passed remnants of the Great Wall, and finally arrived at the training center, which everyone referred to as “The Complex”. A person in front of the main gate of the Complex greeted them with a bow.
Dahai saw how physically tired Jack was and replied. “Oh, don’t worry about your body. Your body will rest, but your mind and spirit will be chal- 46 Alien Encounter lenged. ” Jack felt uneasy but was intrigued at the same time. Dahai led him to a room totally painted in black and fixed him into a kind of harness, the only thing in the room. “We call it the witch cage or truth squat. You will face your inner self, you don’t have any choice. It works with sensory deprivation. You will be strapped and positioned like this for about an hour and then you will be slowly rotated for the same time.
Powered by exactly what, we haven’t a clue. But our resolution is so poor that this could be all about nothing. However, if it is confirmed, the signal must be strong and the pulsating pattern must be quite a bit different from that of the other Voids. But for the moment let’s focus on what we are reasonably sure of. The one on Earth is huge compared to the one on Venus. Nearly ten centimeters in diameter, and with a signal about 100,000 times the strength of the Venus signal. One of our scientists, Dr.
Alien Encounter: A Scientific Novel (2nd Edition) (Science and Fiction) by Dirk Schulze-Makuch