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Alien Morning

(2016)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel (nominee)
"Rick Wilber has written the best "first contact" story I've seen in decades: deeply human, eerily alien, and altogether an exciting, moving and thought-provoking novel." --Ben Bova

The fate of two civilizations depends on one troubled family in Rick Wilber's science-fiction adventure Alien Morning.

Peter Holman is a freelance sweeper. The year 2030 sees a new era in social media with sweepcasting, a multisensory interface that can convey every thought, touch, smell, sight, and sound, immersing the audience in another person's experience.

By fate, chance, or some darker design, Peter is perfectly positioned to be the one human to document the arrival of the aliens, the S'hudonni.

The S'hudonni offer advanced science in exchange for various trade goods from Earth. But nothing is as simple as it seems. Peter finds himself falling for, Heather Newsome a scientist chosen by the S'hudonni to act as their liaison. Engaged to his brilliant marine biologist brother, Tom, Heather is not what she seems. But Peter has bigger problems. While he and his brother fight over long-standing family troubles, another issue looms: a secret war among the aliens, who are neither as benevolent nor as unified as they first seemed.

Peter slowly learns secrets he was never meant to know, about the S'hudonni, and about his own family. Realizing that he has been used, he can only try to turn his situation around, to save what he can of his life and of the future of Earth.

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Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"A rousing adventure kept me guessing to the last line." - Jack McDevitt


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Used availability for Rick Wilber's Alien Morning

Hardback Editions

November 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Alien Morning
Author(s): Rick Wilber
ISBN: 0-7653-3290-6 / 978-0-7653-3290-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

November 2016 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Alien Morning
Author(s): Rick Wilber
Publisher: Tor Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU