You Never Get a Second Chance to Make First Contact

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In this episode, we talk about meeting sentient extraterrestrials: The challenges of communication, what first contact stories say about our own Earthbound society, and why the aliens won’t return our texts.
David’s recommendations:
    • “Darmok” (Star Trek TNG)
    • “The Inner Light” (Star Trek TNG)
    • The Day the Earth Stood Still
    • Arrival
    • The Sparrow, Mary Doria Russell
Rachel’s recommendations
    • “Species 10-C” (Star Trek Discovery)
    • Children of Time, Adrian Tchaikovsky
    • Attack the Block
    • Xenogenesis Trilogy (Lilith’s Brood), Octavia E. Butler
    • Blindsight, Peter Watts

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