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Publisher's Summary

A civilization-destroying omega cloud has switched direction, heading straight for a previously unexplored planetary system--and its alien society. And suddenly, a handful of brave humans must try to save an entire world--without revealing their existence.
BONUS AUDIO: Includes an exclusive introduction written and read by author Jack McDevitt
©2004 Jack McDevitt (P)2009 Audible, Inc.
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John W. Campbell Memorial Award, Best Novel, 2004
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5 out of 5 stars
By By Samantha a series FAN of the vampire earth books on 04-22-11

Engrossing

Good narration, interesting characters. Great story couldn't stop listening. Digger is my favorite character. Fascinating look at the potential perils of first contact.

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3 out of 5 stars
By george on 04-22-12

It's just okay. 2.5 Stars.

This is not his best novel by a long shot. His Alex Bennedict Novels are much better, (Check out Firebird, I think it's his best.). The premise of the novel is interesting, but the excecution of the story is just marginally above average, and he, (Jack) can do better, and has done better. There are just too many other good books out there, I'd suggest spending your money and time on one of his other books (Not a "Talent for War" that's another one of his marginal works in my opinion.) I give it 2.5 stars.

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