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Galactic Exploration (First Contact) by [Peter Cawdron]

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4.4 out of 5 stars 397 ratings

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★★★★★ - "Epic Space Story with Down to Earth Characters and Plausible Science" James--Vine Voice
★★★★★ - "I find his stories reminiscent of Ray Bradbury's Martian Chronicles, yet they are unique and fresh"Radmanno
★★★★★ - "Almost passed this one up... glad I didn't.... Interesting concept and brilliantly executed" Chuck Woodbury
★★★★★ - "This was a fascinating story and if you like well-written, interesting sci-fi with solid character development" Alyssa Oakland
★★★★★ - "Unlike any other Space Exploration Scifi" K.C.D. Amazon Reviewer

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Galactic Exploration is a thoughtful look at the challenges mankind may face when exploring the Milky Way
--This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B008BYN3ZG
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Peter Cawdron at Smashwords (November 9, 2013)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ November 9, 2013
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 1702 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 374 pages
  • Lending ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Customer Reviews:
    4.4 out of 5 stars 397 ratings

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Peter is an Australian science fiction writer, specialising in making hard science fiction easy to understand and thoroughly enjoyable.

His FIRST CONTACT series is topical rather than character-based, meaning each book stands alone. These novels can be read in any order, but they all focus on the same topic of First Contact with extraterrestrial lifeforms. In this regard, the series is akin to BLACK MIRROR or THE TWILIGHT ZONE.

Hard science fiction is a misnomer as far as categories of literature go, as it sounds harsh and difficult to understand, but that is far from reality. Hard science fiction is simply plausible science fiction, fiction that is written in such a way as it conforms to the known laws of science, and that makes it more interesting, as there's no magic wand the protagonist can wave to get out of trouble. Peter's forays into hard science fiction could best be described as informative science fiction or enjoyable science fiction.

Peter is a fan of such classic science fiction writers as Philip K. Dick, Arthur C. Clarke and Michael Crichton and their influence on his style and story lines is readily apparent. You can follow Peter on Facebook or Twitter or find him posting some interesting tibit on his blog http://thinkingscifi.wordpress.com/

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