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I also enjoyed his frequent citations of historical events to make his future points credible.
Add to that the sudden change of perspective in some parts of the story -- none of them to the aliens -- and you have a confusing mess that cannot but disappoint.
In "Contact", we're exposed to a nonhuman race that is very definitely NOT human, and in fact is INhuman.
This is a first-contact novel -- the first sentient species encountered by humans. The Freehold of Grainne is first on the spot, although the United Nations gets involved... Read morePublished 27 days ago by Pete Roche
A bit slower than the first two novels but it is a fun story idea and a good read. The threads of the story build out more of the Freehold universe and continue some of the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Amazon Customer
This book really got me into the sci-fi genre and encouraged me to think in different ways. I have to say that this is the best book I have read to date. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Zach
As a first contact novel, this book focuses on the interactions between the aliens and the humans, with both sides trying to learn as much as possible about the other without... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Gary Neal
I love Mr. Williamson's book "Freehold". This is not that. This book is about how boring meeting aliens will be. Meeting after meeting after meeting. Read morePublished 10 months ago by M. J. Adams
Great writer, excellent story!
An interesting foray into 1st contact. It makes you wonder what it will be like when it happens for real!