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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Embassytown

by China Mieville

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China Miéville doesn’t follow trends, he sets them. Relentlessly pushing his own boundaries as a writer—and in the process expanding the boundaries of the entire field—with Embassytown, Miéville has crafted an extraordinary novel that is not only a moving personal drama but a gripping adventure of alien contact and war.

In the far future, humans have colonized a distant planet, home to the enigmatic Ariekei, sentient beings famed for a language unique in the universe, one that only a few altered human ambassadors can speak.

Avice Benner Cho, a human colonist, has returned to Embassytown after years of deep-space adventure. She cannot speak the Ariekei tongue, but she is an indelible part of it, having long ago been made a figure of speech, a living simile in their language.

When distant political machinations deliver a new ambassador to Arieka, the fragile equilibrium between humans and aliens is violently upset. Catastrophe looms, and Avice is torn between competing loyalties—to a husband she no longer loves, to a system she no longer trusts, and to her place in a language she cannot speak yet speaks through her.
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Majestic

by Whitley Strieber

It is time for the truth to be told...

On July 2, 1947 something crashed in the desert outside of Roswell, New Mexico. An explosion of light and sound made the sheep wail, the chickens squawk, and the children scream. And then the ranchers heard a noise they thought could only have come from the devil himself.

For forty years, Majestic Agency director Wilfred Stone helped the CIA pretend the landing never happened. Then his conscience got the better of him.

This is the real story, told to reporter Nicholas A. Duke by the guilt-racked shell of the man who once worked tirelessly to cover it all up.  It is a truth so terrifying that Whitley Strieber had to call it fiction.

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Anonymous | 2018-10-11 11:02:56
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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