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The Contact Episode One Kindle Edition

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Length: 85 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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Editorial Reviews


5***** "This is one of the most realistic sci-fi's that I've ever read, which I absolutely love about it"
--Adrian Evans

4**** "Works really well"
--Paul Lappen for the Kindle Book Review

5***** "We can only hope that, should such an event occur, our government and the powers that be will let people with such knowledge take precedence over the politics of that day."
--Sam McGraner

5***** "Sartison is a master of suspenseful science fiction."
--Meghan, Top 500 reviewer

Product Details

  • File Size: 572 KB
  • Print Length: 85 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Sartison; 2 edition (August 4, 2014)
  • Publication Date: August 4, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,752 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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Albert Sartison first became acquainted with games theory when he was a student. Since then, he has been fascinated by complex multiple-move strategic games in politics and economics. In such situations, the apparent freedom of action of the parties involved is in fact restricted by the bounds of economic and political feasibility, which at times leads to improbable consequences.

The history of modern civilization includes many wars and political and economic crises which began as minor contradictions or local conflicts and escalated into global cataclysms on a planet-wide scale. Man has a highly developed intellect which enables him to assess his actions critically and analyse complex situations. As an individual, he is capable of rational reasoning. Is this applicable to human civilization?


***THE STORM*** (dystopian sci-fi)
--Episode One
--Episode Two
--Episode Three (final episode)
--The Storm (complete series)

***THE CONTACT*** (first contact sci-fi)
--Episode One (try it out for FREE!)
--Episode Two
--Episode Three
--Episode Four (final episode)
--The Contact: The ascendancy of mankind is being decided on Jupiter (complete series)

***BEYOND THE EVENT HORIZON*** ("The Contact" sequel)
--Episode One (try it out for FREE!)
--Episode Two
--Episode Three
--Episode Four (final episode)
--Beyond the Event Horizon: Everything simply follows the laws of objective reality (complete series)

--Entangled (a short story)

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This is one of the most realistic sci-fi's that I've ever read, which I absolutely love about it. The characters are so believable and well-developed that I feel like I know them like they're my best friends. Their actions are reasonable, very real and expected, down-to-earth, which is what I think has to happen in a sci-fi: if everything is so fantastic and different and unreal, then it just gets kind of sappy and it's easy to predict what is supposed to be "unpredictable". But with characters that would act the way I would in the out-there situations in this book, I feel more connected to the environment and the story. Great job with that!

Next the storyline was pretty intense, something I enjoyed very much. The author definitely knows the technology well, and gives very good description of the surroundings and tools they use. All the terms sound right (obviously I'm not going to know everything about it, bet they sound legit lol). I really appreciate that he put all this effort into making it as realistic as possible, especially as I said in these sci-fi situations. There's also some fantasy tied up in it, which was very interesting and fun to read. I like all the mixing of the different sections of the story. The detail was amazing, and like I said it's really nice that there's an author who still knows how to make the book the best it can possibly be instead of getting to the halfway mark and ignoring things that could be fixed. The storyline felt very planned out, no gaps or unexplained bits.

I'm definitely going to be buying the second one, and I can't wait for it to come out. I highly recommend this to anyone interested in a good sci-fi fantasy read! This will be the new biggest series!
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“The Contact: Episode One,” written by Albert Sartison, is a phenomenal book that sucks you into a world that opens your imagination. The story is fast-paced, exciting and written in a way that allows readers to get lost exploring the exciting unknowns of the Solar System. The two main characters, Steve and Clive, are passionate about outer space and better understanding what lies beyond planet Earth. For someone with little background in science but a keen interest in sci-fi reading and adventure, this book was absolutely perfect for me. It opened up my mind to just the right amount information to really be able to follow the plotline and enjoy the read.
The novel is based on the story of two advanced science students, Steve and Clive, who focus their studies on topics such as the Solar System and outer space. They are extremely intelligent and knowledgeable in their field of study. Near the beginning of the novel, Steve informs Clive that he saw a foreign object in outer space that had curious characteristics and was following a very unusual trajectory. This is particularly concerning to the two students given that technology was recently discovered that allows humans to manipulate or change the orbit of celestial bodies, an advancement recently proven through a test phase with Mercury. Steve and Clive immediately begin to investigate with the help of their connections in the world of science and the school’s high-tech equipment. Concerned with what they find, the two young men contact the Dean of their faculty. What happens next is exciting and nerve-wracking.
I enjoyed that this book was not only interesting in terms of content, but it is also highly intellectual and detailed.
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Please note - this "book" is only the first episode! However, some clarification is in order.

Therefore, this review has now been edited by me twice to correct some misapprehensions and clarify my opinion.

I originally said that I was very disappointed and rated the book as a 1 star because it was not, in my opinion, clearly noted that this was just the first part of a much larger story and it was necessary to purchase each part separately. I misunderstood the cost structure and assumed the book would be very expensive to read in its entirety. I WAS WRONG.

I have just been contacted by the author (8 July, 2014) because of my review and he informed me that the whole book has now been released. I have checked and the total cost is only $4.27

Accordingly, I have altered my original rating to 4 star AND purchased the whole book. I expect the quality of the writing will be maintained and I am looking forward to reading a book that deals with one of my favourite concepts - First Contact.

I am now more than happy to say that I recommend this book.

Below is the relevant parts of my original reviews:
I am very disappointed because iI was really enjoying the story but I resent enormously "buying" (alright the first chapter is free but still) just one chapter.

My original review said: "If it said anywhere that this was, in fact, only the first chapter then I apologize to the author but I missed any such warnings." - Ok, here is my edit: Granted the title is "First Contact - Episode One" but it never occurred to me that this meant one CHAPTER. So, a good yarn but really, only one chapter?

I think it is very poor practice to write a book and publish it one chapter at a time.
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