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The Challenge of Contact: A Mainstream Journalist's Report on Interplanetary Diplomacy Paperback – September 1, 2001


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 205 pages
  • Publisher: Origin Press (September 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1579830099
  • ISBN-13: 978-1579830090
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 11.7 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,442,342 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“I ask that people regard the revelations in Phillip Krapf’s book with the same attention they directed to the Pentagon Papers in 1971.”  —Daniel Sheehan, chief counsel for civil litigation, Iran-Contra affair, and chief counsel, Karen Silkwood case


“There was just something about Phillip Krapf that rang true; I guess that’s all I can say. Over several hours the story held up—he held up.”  —Art Bell, Coast to Coast Radio

About the Author

Phil Krapf is a journalist and freelance writer who worked as an editor on the metro copy desk of the Los Angeles Times, where he shared in a Pulitzer Prize in 1992. He is the author of The Contact Has Begun and Meetings with Paul. He lives in San Ramon, California.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Brisembe on September 7, 2011
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This writing is so typical of fiction I can not believe the author was a journalist. I was expecting something more convincing, like a factual account not a novel,
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8 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Midwest Book Review on January 5, 2003
Deftly written by Phillip H. Krapf (a 25-year veteran of the L.A. Times), The Challenge Of Contact: A Mainstream Journalist's Report On Interplanetary Diplomacy is an informed and informative report on a diplomatic and negotiated coalition between humans and aliens. A Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, Krapf is particularly candid in recounting his own three on-board contacts with an advanced ET race and their invitation for Earth to join an intergalactic federation of planets. A fascinating study that presents our world as close to induction into an intergalactic federation of planets, The Challenge Of Contact is a welcome very highly recommended addition to the growing library of UFOlogy Studies.
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13 of 20 people found the following review helpful By T. D. Perdue on November 18, 2002
I'm embarrassed to say I read this book. When I bought it, I assumed it was going to be an intellectual look into the challenges of contact.
Unfortunately, I quickly figured out that it was the worst kind of b-grade UFO material that money can buy. Even with a huge font, they are barely able to stretch this material to 200 pages, and then only by filling it with inane dialogue by a truly lame author.
One example is a "dinner party" aboard a UFO. All the guests, except the author, are intellectual elites and extremely snobbish, and they are all gathered to discuss the future of earth with the aliens. It's completely unbelievable that this snobbish dinner gala aboard a UFO is going to be filled with the same small talk, exactly as if it were a debutante ball in Atlanta.
It's just too much to believe. Why would anyone publish a book that is so totally mediocre that you want to toss it in the trash after the first few pages?
Advice to the author: if you're going to write a book and try to pass it off as being true-to-life, at least have a decently vivid imagination and have someone help you with the dialogue.
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