The classic first-contact science fiction novel that launched the career of Jack McDevitt, the national bestselling author of Coming Homeâ€”now revised from the original edition, and featuring a new foreword.
From a remote corner of the galaxy a message is being sent. The continuous beats of a pulsar have become odd, irregularâ€¦artificial. It can only be a code.
Frantically, a research team struggles to decipher the alien communication. And what the scientists discover is destined to shake the foundations of empires around this worldâ€”from Wall Street to the Vaticanâ€¦