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The Contact Episode One [Kindle Edition]

Albert Sartison
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EPISODE 1/4

Mankind’s ascendancy is being decided on Jupiter
In the 22nd century, mankind has assimilated the Solar System within the orbits of the inner planets, and is gradually moving further out, beyond the asteroid belt, towards the outer planets. The recently discovered technology of remote manipulation has given people the capability of altering the orbit of planetary-size celestial bodies, laying the foundation of a new era for the human race: the terraforming age. The colonisation of space beyond the limits of the Solar System has become only a matter of time. Soon after the first successful test, changing Mercury’s orbit, a strange object moving from the depths of space towards the centre of the Solar System enters the field of vision of a telescope at an observatory in Chile...

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The spacecraft reaches Mercury at the intended time and begins sending signals to determine the precise orbit of the planet. The experiment begins that evening. A command is sent to increase the speed of Mercury from the Experiment Control Centre at the moon base. Three hours later, the International Space Station, scientists at the moon station and also many other groups of scientists on Earth, register an increase in the diameter of Mercury’s orbit round the Sun by two percent. Once the experiment is over, Mercury’s orbit is slowed down to its previous level.

Soon after, a Chilean observatory observes a space object moving from outer space which could potentially collide with Earth. Precise calculations of its flight trajectory are not yet possible because it is so far away, and the orbital telescopes, even those in orbit round the gas giants, are currently being used in support of an experiment testing remote manipulation technology. In view of the low speed of the object, the time for it to reach the Earth’s orbit is estimated as hundreds of years, so a low priority is given to clarifying its trajectory. Nevertheless, the instruction is entered into the central computer for a second observation of the object a week later, to confirm the low priority status.

At the next observation session, the object is not detected. The telescope control system probes the space sectors in the region of the assumed location. The unidentified space body is eventually detected, but its actual position differs greatly from that initially assumed. Following its programmed instructions, the telescope computer corrects the calculation data and raises the priority for finally calculating the trajectory. The third observation session is appointed for 24 hours later.

The third observation session reveals an even greater calculation error. The Chilean telescope’s automatic control system has to notify the scientific personnel...


Editorial Reviews

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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: 849 KB
  • Print Length: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Albert Sartison; 2 edition (August 4, 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00GCIN0OM
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sci-fi fantasy epicness February 27, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars An amended review - I WAS WRONG! April 25, 2014
By Ian
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
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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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Different slant on "habilitating" other worlds.
Interesting take on celestial mechanics and their effect on habitability. Gives a reader something to consider rather than the usual domes and tunnels approach to colonizing other... Read more
Published 2 days ago by rudy m haldiman
3.0 out of 5 stars Can Be Costly
It was enjoyable, but it is only 80 pages. If you want more, you pay per Episode, which will cost you more money than just buying a book. Read more
Published 7 days ago by NoBS
4.0 out of 5 stars Solid story about what first contact could be like
Nice bit of writing. Very technical and detailed, which I like but some might not. Liked the two key characters, would like to see them return in another series. Read more
Published 16 days ago by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Good book
Published 24 days ago by Timothy Hake
5.0 out of 5 stars Quality hard sci fi
I have just recently become a bit of a fan of hard science fiction. It's taken me awhile to convince myself that I'm intelligent enough to read this stuff. Read more
Published 1 month ago by TrishFLReader
5.0 out of 5 stars Nise series.
Entire The Contact series work well. Good flowing action and believable future story line. Would make a good science fiction medium budget movie.
Published 1 month ago by Ronnie Sanchez
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read
I enjoyed this book for sure. Makes you wonder how we would handle first contact. Can't wait for next one.
Published 1 month ago by Curtis M. Goulet
4.0 out of 5 stars Rloca8754@hotmail.com
Working as a astrophysicist can be a rewarding and tedious job. Watching objects circling our solar system is intensive. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Robert T. Locastro
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I really liked this book, just sucks that episode two isn't free. Really pulled me in though and really started the imagination
Published 1 month ago by tamjam76
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredibly detailed
I really liked the development of futuristic technology in this book. It always gets me thinking about our future and all the amazing thing we could possibly accomplish as a... Read more
Published 1 month ago by Becca Hugh
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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?

In his first work, "The Contact", the author studies the reaction of the human race to a visit by a mysterious visitor from the remote depths of space. The work is remarkable primarily for its rapid narrative tempo, the fascinating development of events, the realism of the situations and the strategic games between the parties involved: the aliens on one side and the human scientists, politicians and generals on the other.

In "The Contact", against a background of good intentions, a massive conflict looms, threatening to run out of the control of human civilization and end in disaster for it. What were the aliens' intentions in visiting the Solar system? Can mankind survive this event as a developed civilization, or is it foredoomed?

BOOKS BY ALBERT SARTISON:

-The Contact Episode One
-The Contact Episode Two
-The Contact Episode Three
-The Contact Episode Four (final episode)

-The Contact: The ascendancy of mankind is being decided on Jupiter (complete "The Contact" series)

-Entangled (short story)

contact the author: QuestionsContactTheBook {at} gmail.com

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