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2 Dirk Schulze-Makuch Alien encounter I02374 eBook  
3 Nick Kanas new Martians I02347 eBook  
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Titlehunter : a scientific novel
Author(s)Giancarlo Genta
Description1 online resource (vii, 130 pages) : illustrations
Abstract NoteThe 24th century: humankind has become a spacefaring civilization, colonizing the solar system and beyond. While no alien forms of life have yet been encountered in this expansion into space, colonists suddenly encounter machines of alien origin - huge robots able to reproduce themselves. Called Replicators by the colonists, they seem to have but a single goal: to destroy all organic life they come in contact with. Since the colonial governments have no means to fight this menace directly, they instead promise huge rewards to whoever destroys a replicator. As a result, the frontier attracts a new kind of adventurers, the Hunters, who work to find and destroy the replicators. Mike Edwards, a skilled young maintenance technician and robotics expert at a faraway outpost, will not only become one of them - but be the very first one to unlock the secret behind the Replicators origin and mission
Keyword(s)1. Aerospace Technology and Astronautics 2. Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics) 3. ASTROBIOLOGY 4. EBOOK 5. EBOOK - SPRINGER 6. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 7. FICTION / General 8. Human-alien encounters 9. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS 10. PHYSICS 11. Popular Science in Astronomy 12. Robots
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TitleAlien encounter : a scientific novel
Author(s)Dirk Schulze-Makuch
Edition2nd edition
Description1 online resource (xi, 236 pages) : illustration
Abstract NoteIt has been nearly 100 years since the Apollo moon landings, when Jack and Vladimir, two astronauts on a mission to Venus, discover a mysterious void related to indigenous life on the planet. Subsequently more voids are detected on Earth, Mars, Titan, and, quite ominously, inside a planetoid emerging from the Kuiper belt. Jack is sent to investigate the voids in the Solar System and intercept the planetoid - which, as becomes increasingly clear, is inhabited by alien life forms. Jack and his crew will have little time to understand their alien biochemistry, abilities, behavior patterns, resilience, and technology, but also how these life forms relate to the voids. Humankind's first encounter with these exotic life forms couldn't be more fateful, becoming a race against time to save life on Earth and to reveal the true nature of the voids, which seem to be intrinsically related to life and the universe itself. In this novel, the author combines many topics related to state-of-the-art research in the field of astrobiology with fictional elements to produce a thrilling page turner. This new version significantly develops the astrobiological denouement of the plot and features an extensive non-technical appendix where the underlying science is presented and discussed
NotesIncludes bibliographical references
Keyword(s)1. ASTROBIOLOGY 2. EBOOK 3. EBOOK - SPRINGER 4. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 5. FICTION / General 6. Human-alien encounters 7. LIFE ON OTHER PLANETS 8. PHYSICS 9. PLANETOLOGY 10. Popular Science in Astronomy
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Titlenew Martians : a scientific novel
Author(s)Nick Kanas
Description1 online resource (viii, 123 pages) : color illustrations
Abstract NoteThe year is 2035, and the crew from the first expedition to Mars is returning to Earth. The crewmembers are anxious to get home, and ennui pervades the ship. The mood is broken by a series of mysterious events that jeopardize their safety. Someone or something is threatening the crew. Is it an alien being? A psychotic crewmember? A malfunctioning computer? The truth raises questions about the crewmembers' fate and that of the human race. In this novel, the intent is to show real psychological issues that could affect a crew returning from a long-duration mission to Mars. The storyline presents a mystery that keeps the reader guessing, yet the issues at stake are based on the findings from the author's research and other space-related work over the past 40+ years. The novel touches on actual plans being discussed for such an expedition as well as notions involving the search for Martian life and panspermia. The underlying science, in particular the psychological, psychiatric, and interpersonal elements, are introduced and discussed by the author in an extensive appendix
Contents NotePart I: The Novel -- The New Martians -- Part II: The Science Behind the Fiction -- Psychological Issues During an Expedition to Mars -- References
Keyword(s)1. EBOOK 2. EBOOK - SPRINGER 3. Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences 4. FICTION / General 5. PHYSICS 6. Popular Science in Astronomy 7. Popular Science in Psychology 8. Psychiatry 9. Psychology Research 10. Space flight
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