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Radiomen

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel
Winner of the 2016 John W. Campbell Memorial Award for Best Science Fiction Novel of the Year

There are two themes to Radiomen. First, if there are aliens interacting with our world they are likely just as confused about who or what God is as human beings are; and second, whoever they are, they're probably just as fond of dogs as we are.

Laurie, a woman who works at a bar at Kennedy airport doesn't remember that when she was a child, she met an alien on the fire escape of a building where her uncle kept a shortwave radio. The radio is part of a universal network of repeaters maintained by an unknown alien race; they us the network to broadcast prayers into the universe.

She meets a psychic who is actually part of a Scientology-like cult called the "Blue Awareness," as well as a late-night radio host. All have their own reasons for unraveling the mystery of the lost radio network.

Laurie is given a strange dog by her neighbor, an immigrant and a member of the Dogon tribe - people who believe they were visited by aliens long ago and repeat a myth about how the aliens brought dog-like animals with them. All Dogon dogs are supposedly descended from that animal.

As conflict develops between the Blue Awareness leader and the other characters, the Dogon acts as an intermediary between the humans, who want to understand why the aliens need the radio network, and the aliens who need the humans to help them find a lost element of the universal network.

    

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January 2015 : USA Hardback
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Title: Radiomen
Author(s): Eleanor Lerman
ISBN: 1-57962-383-2 / 978-1-57962-383-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Permanent Press
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February 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Radiomen
Author(s): Eleanor Lerman
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February 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Radiomen
Author(s): Eleanor Lerman
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February 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Radiomen
Author(s): Eleanor Lerman
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Radiomen
Author(s): Eleanor Lerman
ISBN: 1-4830-8527-9 / 978-1-4830-8527-2 (USA edition)
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January 2015 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Radiomen
Author(s): Eleanor Lerman
ISBN: 1-4830-8529-5 / 978-1-4830-8529-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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January 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Radiomen
Author(s): Eleanor Lerman
ISBN: 1-4830-8528-7 / 978-1-4830-8528-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA