by Edward M. Lerner
FoxAcre Press Trade Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780981848747
Date: 29 January 2010 /
From back of book: We are not alone. Now what? Life changes for everyone on Earth in general, and for physicist Dean Matthews in particular, with the arrival of a radio signal from a neighboring star. First Contact forces humanity to face hard questions, and do it fast. Dean finds himself right in the middle of the quest for answers. What are the aliens saying? What do they want? What will humanity gain--and lose--if we send a response? Do we dare trust the aliens? Do we dare not to? And who has any say in the matter? Every answer seems to spawn a new question, and every solution sets in motion a new and more daunting crisis. The dangers and opportunities of the InterstellarNet will challenge Dean, his family--and an expanding number of interstellar civilizations--for generations to come.
(Source: FoxAcre Press)