- Narrated by: Ran Alan Ricard
- Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 04-19-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Jimcin Recordings
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In this story, the human race is expanding through the galaxy and so are the Aliens. When two expanding empires meet, war is inevitable. Or is it?
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By Joel D Offenberg on 06-06-10
Good without being great
In "The Aliens," starfaring humanity has found evidence of an alien race, nicknamed the "Plumies," although nobody has actually seen one. Is war inevitable? Then the starship Nicola encounters a single Plumie ship, and they end up welded together and trapped...as they fall into a star.
Murray Leinster was one of the greats in sci-fi, and his 1945 novella "First Contact" is reckoned among the all-time great stories of interspecies meetings. "The Aliens" (1959) covers many of the same themes and, for those familiar with the first story, this one is a little bit of a let-down. For those wishing to compare, "First Contact" is available on Audible (I haven't listened to it yet).
Ran Alan Ricard's narration is well-done. He delivers the characterizations pretty well (and the nominal 'bad guy' sounds like a whiny loser). My one complaint is that he has a slight lisp (or perhaps it's a production artifact), although I stopped noticing after a few minutes.
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