By Giancarlo Genta
Sometime within the not-too-distant destiny ... unbeknownst to Earth, the Galaxy is domestic to a couple of spacefaring societies. This confederation enforces a strict protocol forbidding any touch with civilizations that experience no longer but completed either a considerable spacefaring strength and enough adulthood to regulate the expertise explosion ahead of triggering their very own extinction.
While this coverage is meant to simply usher in peaceable new contributors, issues switch completely whilst the confederation is threatened by means of a few unknown entity - is the threat actual or imagined? The confederation makes a decision to wreck with the principles and sends a delegate to Earth to rent one of many supposedly belligerent Earthlings to enquire and to restore the confederation’s long-unused starfleet. The Earthman has the same opinion, yet calls for a excessive cost: may still he prevail, the confederation must settle for Earth as a brand new member. because the probability turns into ever extra acute, the query quickly turns into which project will turn out tougher - saving the confederation or convincing it to just accept the deal!
The vast appendix, written in non-technical language, reports the medical and technological issues underlying the plot - starting from the Fermi paradox, house go back and forth and artificial/collective intelligence to theories on attainable common convergences in technological and organic development.
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A Man From Planet Earth: A Scientific Novel by Giancarlo Genta