By Giancarlo Genta
Someday within the not-too-distant destiny ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is domestic to a few spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any touch with civilizations that experience now not but accomplished either a considerable spacefaring power and enough adulthood to regulate the know-how explosion earlier than triggering their very own extinction.
While this coverage is meant to simply herald peaceable new individuals, concerns swap completely whilst the confederation is threatened by way of a few unknown entity - is the threat actual or imagined? The confederation comes to a decision to wreck with the foundations and sends a delegate to Earth to rent one of many supposedly belligerent Earthlings to enquire and to restore the confederation’s long-unused starfleet. The Earthman consents, yet calls for a excessive cost: may still he prevail, the confederation should settle for Earth as a brand new member. because the risk turns into ever extra acute, the query quickly turns into which project will end up more durable - saving the confederation or convincing it to just accept the deal!
The broad appendix, written in non-technical language, reports the clinical and technological subject matters underlying the plot - starting from the Fermi paradox, area go back and forth and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on attainable common convergences in technological and organic improvement.
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A Man From Planet Earth: A Scientific Novel (Science and Fiction) by Giancarlo Genta