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Damocles - S.G. Redling
Damocles
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When Earth is rocked by evidence that extraterrestrials may have seeded human DNA throughout the universe, a one-way expedition into deep space is mounted to uncover the truth. What linguist Meg Dupris and her crewmates aboard the Earth ship Damocles discover on Didet - a planet bathed in the... show more
When Earth is rocked by evidence that extraterrestrials may have seeded human DNA throughout the universe, a one-way expedition into deep space is mounted to uncover the truth. What linguist Meg Dupris and her crewmates aboard the Earth ship Damocles discover on Didet - a planet bathed in the near-eternal daylight of seven suns - is a humanoid race with a different language, a different look, and a surprisingly similar society. But here, it’s the "Earthers" who are the extraterrestrial invaders, and it’s up to Meg - a woman haunted by tragedy and obsessed with the power of communication - to find the key to establishing trust between the natives and the newcomers. In Loul Pell, a young Dideto male thrust into the forefront of the historic event, Meg finds an unexpected kindred spirit, and undertakes an extraordinary journey of discovery, friendship, and life-altering knowledge.Told from both sides of a monumental encounter, Damocles is a compelling novel about man’s first contact with an extraterrestrial race.
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9781611099652 (161109965X)
Publisher: 47north
Minutes: 350
Edition language: English
Category:
Science Fiction
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Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 Oh, right, I like SF!
This started out slow, and I was in the middle of deciding I didn't like it because the alien race while biologically very different was culturally too similar to 21st century Americans for me, and then I got hooked on the plot, and ended up staying up to one in the morning to finish it.In the end t...
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia
Krazykiwi @ Kiwitopia rated it
3.5 Damocles by S.G. Redling
First Contact where we, humanity, are the potentially hostile, terrifyingly alien aliens, with a tiny explorer ship making an unplanned landing on a technologically (and militarily) advanced planet. One that hasn't even thought of looking to the stars yet. You bet they will now though. I did enjoy...
Reflections
Reflections rated it
5.0 Damocles
I’m sure I would not enjoy the experience of space exploration in a search for intelligent life, but I love the armchair travel experience of reading about it and this book is exceptionally well thought out and engrossing. When the people of Earth find evidence that human DNA may have been scattered...
The Lethal Librarian
The Lethal Librarian rated it
5.0 Damocles
One novel I had read a long time ago "Contact" by Carl Sagan set the standard for me for books from this genre. Of course in that book as well as many others that have followed almost always have us Earthlings making contact on our own planet. This is the first time I have come across a book in whic...
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