First Edition of Carl Sagan's Contact; Warmly Inscribed by Him

  • Contact: A Novel.

Contact: A Novel.


Item Number: 50028

New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985.

First edition of Sagan’s science fiction work which deals with the theme of contact between humanity and a more technologically advanced, extraterrestrial life form. Octavo, original half cloth. Warmly inscribed by the author on the title page in the month of publication, “For Jenny and Steve with best wishes and warm regards Carl 4/26/85.” The recipients Steve and Jenny Rock were friends of Carl Sagan. Fine in a near fine dust jacket with a touch of wear. Jacket design by Paul Bacon.

Who could be better qualified than the author of the highly successful Cosmos to turn the possibility of extraterrestrial intelligence, and humankind's first contact with it, into imaginative reality? "Contact deals with issues...worth pondering.The range and depth of ideas is quite uncommon" (New York Times Book Review). Made into the film bearing the same name directed by Robert Zemeckis, starring Jodie Foster, Matthew McConaughey, James Woods and Tom Skerritt.

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