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Ebook Life Probe by Michael McCollum read! Book Title: Life Probe
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The author of the book: Michael McCollum
Edition: Del Rey
Date of issue: May 12th 1983
ISBN: 0345302958
ISBN 13: 9780345302953
Language: English
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The size of the: 485 KB

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i was pleasantly suprised by this one. Essentially it's a first contact novel, but very scientifically plausible. The author has great street creds and has written stories for Analog, Asimov's etc. so I kind of knew what to expect when I began. But what I didn't expect (and was happy to see) were fairly robust, fleshed out characters. Their interaction really drove the story beyond the science of it all. There was also some exploration of social issues and ramifications of the discovery of intelligent life beyond our planet; i.e religion, international competition, and even racial issues. These were really just touched on, not deeply developed, and not getting in the way of the actual story.

This is the first of a two-parter, with the sequel, Procyon's Promise waiting in my wings.


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Ebook Life Probe read Online! Michael McCollum was born in Phoenix, Arizona, in 1946, and is a graduate of Arizona State University, where he majored in aerospace propulsion and minored in nuclear engineering. He is employed at Honeywell in Tempe, Arizona, where he is Chief Engineer in the valve product line. In his career, Mr. McCollum has worked on the precursor to the Space Shuttle Main Engine, a nuclear valve to replace the one that failed at Three Mile Island, several guided missiles, Space Station Freedom, and virtually every aircraft in production today. He is currently involved in an effort to create a joint venture company with a major Russian aerospace engine manufacturer and has traveled extensively to Russia in the last several years. In addition to his engineering, Mr. McCollum is a successful professional writer in the field of science fiction. He is the author of a dozen pieces of short fiction and has appeared in magazines such as Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact, Amazing, and Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine. Mr. McCollum is married to a lovely lady named Catherine, and has three children: Robert, Michael, and Elizabeth.



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