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The Mote in God’s Eye, Niven & Pournelle, 1974

Episode_013_the_mote_in_Gods_eye.mp3   One of our imperial ships finds an alien civilization, the Moties, on the edge of explored space. It seems the two species can benefit from sharing their knowledge and colonizing amongst each other. But our first contact team … Continue reading

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The Puppet Masters, Robert A. Heinlein, 1951

episode011_the_puppet_masters_robert_a_heinlein.mp3 A UFO is sighted, and one by one, Americans are being turned into mindless slaves. It’s up to a trio of special government agents to figure out how to stop this menace. In the process, they must avoid being … Continue reading

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The Visitors, Clifford Simak, 1979

Episode004_The_Visitors_Clifford_Simak “The Visitors” begins with a large black rectangular object descending in smalltown America. What follows is an insightful story about how aliens…and we…view things. Shownotes 0:35 Summary 8:25 Review (spoilers)

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