First Contact Science Fiction Books

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Science Fiction that details the initial meeting between humans and an alien species. The meeting can be benign or hostile.
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The God\'s Themselves

by Isaac Asimov

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Only a few know the terrifying truth--an outcast Earth scientist, a rebellious alien inhabitant of a dying planet, a lunar-born human intuitionist who senses the imminent annihilation of the Sun.  They know the truth--but who will listen?  They have foreseen the cost of abundant energy--but who will believe?  These few beings, human and alien, hold the key to the Earth's survival.
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The Forge Of God

by Greg Bear

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Nebula
Hugo
Locus Science Fiction
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Anatham

by Neal Stephenson

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A #1 New York Times Bestseller, Anathem is perhaps the most brilliant literary invention to date from the incomparable Neal Stephenson, who rocked the world with Snow Crash, Cryptonomicon, and The Baroque Cycle. Now he imagines an alternate universe where scientists, philosophers, and mathematicians live in seclusion behind ancient monastery walls until they are called back into the world to deal with a crisis of astronomical proportions.

 

Anathem won the Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel and the reviews for have been dazzling: “Brilliant” (South Florida Sun-Sentinel), “Daring” (Boston Globe), “Immensely entertaining” (New York Times Book Review), “A tour de force” (St. Louis Post-Dispatch), while Time magazine proclaims, “The great novel of ideas…has morphed into science fiction, and Neal Stephenson is its foremost practitioner.”

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Existence

by David Brin

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John W. Campbell
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Roadside Picnic

by Arkady Strugatsky

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John W. Campbell
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Fiasco

by Stanislaw Lem

Arthur C. Clarke
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Such books related to science fiction bring the things in mind which we did not imagine before. i watch such movies as well
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Anonymous | 2015-02-25 01:37:42
I don't think Invincible by Brian F. Martin is a science fiction about first contact. It's currently #39 on this list.
Anonymous | 2013-09-14 11:41:29
fantastic take on a first contract tale

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