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    The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells

The night after a shooting star is seen streaking through the sky from Mars, a cylinder is discovered on Horsell Common in London. At first, naïve locals approach the cylinder armed just with a white flag - only to be quickly killed by an all-destroying heat-ray, as terrifying tentacled invaders emerge. Soon the whole of human civilisation is under threat, as powerful Martians build gigantic killing machines, destroy all in their path with black gas and burning rays, and feast on the warm blood of trapped,

Year: 1898
Genre: Alien ContactScience Fiction

    The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven and Jerry Pournelle

Set in the year 3017, when man has long colonized space, it tells an engrossing tale of first contact, utterly inhuman aliens who harbor a dark secret, and humanity's unique solution to a potentially dangerous situation.

Year: 1974
Genre: Alien Contact

    Contact by Carl Sagan

The future is an adventure of cosmic dimension. When a signal is discovered that seems to come from far beyond our solar system, a multinational team of scientists decides to find the source. What follows is an eye-opening journey out to the stars to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who--or what--is out there? Why are they watching us? And what do they want with us?

Year: 1985
Genre: Alien ContactHard SF

    Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi

The space-faring Yherajk have come to Earth to meet us and to begin humanity's first interstellar friendship. There's just one problem: they're hideously ugly and smell like rotting fish. So getting humanity's trust is a challenge. The Yherajk need someone who can help them close the deal. Enter Thomas Stein, who knows something about closing deals. He's one of Hollywood's hottest young agents.

Year: 2005
Genre: Alien ContactScience Fiction





1898The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
1961Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert A. Heinlein
1972Rendezvous with Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
1974The Mote in God's Eye by Larry Niven
1977Gateway by Frederik Pohl
1977In the Ocean of Night by Gregory Benford
1985Contact by Carl Sagan
1985Eon by Greg Bear
1987Fiasco by Stanislaw Lem
1989Rama II by Arthur C. Clarke
1991The Garden of Rama by Arthur C. Clarke
2000Lilith's Brood by Octavia E. Butler
2005Agent to the Stars by John Scalzi
2012Earth Unaware by Orson Scott Card
2012Existence by David Brin
2016We Are Legion (We Are Bob) by Dennis E. Taylor
2017All These Worlds by Dennis E. Taylor
2017For We Are Many by Dennis E. Taylor
2018The Singularity Trap by Dennis E. Taylor
2020Glorious by Gregory Benford