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Sciborg Sam and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

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The first chapter of this book is actually a term paper for an astronomy class that I took at the University of Texas at Austin. The book Contact by Carl Sagan was required additional reading for the class. Since that book was science fiction, I twisted my professor's arm into letting me write a science fiction term paper. He said that I would still have to do all the research that the other students were doing for their papers. It was a deal, so thus, the bibliography is in the back. I used the name of my alter ego, Sciborg Sam, for the hero. I would dress up in my cyborg get up on Halloween and call myself Sciborg Sam. The journey starts off as Sciborg Sam enters into the cosmic wormhole destined for a star system called Seventy Virginis which actually has been discovered to have a planet in orbit that is four times the size of Jupiter (discovered in 1996). The planets that he goes to are farther out in the habitable zone (where water is in a liquid state). Sciborg Sam discovers war torn ruins on the planet of Palenquelima at first. Then out of the forests, he meets alien intelligence. There were more than one species of bipedal intelligent life. He befriends the first specie and becomes an honorary member of the tribe of Lancranacras. Later he meets the specie from a tribe that is at war with the armies of another. He is then called upon by a mystical power from the sister planet to complete the circle of peace on Palenquelima. Meanwhile, back on the Earth, corruption runs rampant as large corporations compete for the bids to work on the space missions to come. Shapinski and Gonzales, two secret police, work hard to narrow it down and find one man to be the culprit of it all. The clues start their trail in New York City leading them to Dallas, Texas and back to New York stopping the evil culprit dead in his tracks. But the damage that has been done still has to be reversed. This takes it back to Palenquelima as true justice is finally met.


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May 1999 : USA Paperback

Title: Sciborg Sam and the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence
Author(s): Samuel M Smith, Samuel Alexander, Chuck, M Hall, Shanta Stevens
ISBN: 0-9671963-0-2 / 978-0-9671963-0-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Sports Poetry in Motion
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