The Listeners by James E. Gunn

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A classic of science fiction, this book predicted and inspired the creation of the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI)—the organization dedicated to the search for extraterrestrial life. A tale of contact with alien life hailed by leaders of SETI organizations and today's leading science fiction authors as hugely influential, the story appeals to both science fiction readers and the hundreds of thousands of members of various SETI organizations.

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James Gunn is the author of 38 books, including The Joy Makers, Kampus, The Dreamers, and The Immortals. He has served as the president of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Science Fiction Research Association. He has won Hugo, Pilgrim, and Eaton awards and has been a professor at the University of Kansas for 40 years. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.
Published January 1, 1972 by Scribner. 216 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A century of future history passes unsung except for interstitial newspaper headlines as the Project scans the skies by radio telescope in search of extraterrestrial intelligence and finally picks up broadcasts from Capella.

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