First Contact

First Contact : Or, It's Later Than You Think

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"What a hilarious ride--the ubersurreal meets The Daily Show."
--Tim Dorsey, author of Nuclear Jellyfish

In the bestselling and rightfully cult-inspiring tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams comes First Contact--an hysterically funny satire about Presidential politics and intergalactic misunderstanding. This smart and biting novel by Evan Mandery--an author equally well-versed in the lives of the U.S. presidents, existential philosophy, and the Simpsons--offers much food for intellectual thought along with an all-you-can-eat buffet of laughs, as it chronicles the first close encounters between earthlings and a vastly superior extraterrestrial race from Rigel-Rigel. As the subtitle of First Contact so presciently informs us, "It's Later than You Think."
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Product details

  • Paperback | 267 pages
  • 132.08 x 198.12 x 22.86mm | 204.12g
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 006174977X
  • 9780061749773
  • 1,040,007

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First Contact was love at first sight! What a hilarious ride - the uber surreal meets The Daily Show. I m now staring at the cosmic calendar waiting for Mandery s next contact. --Tim Dorsey, Author of Nuclear Jellyfish"
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A satirical joyride in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams, First Contact introduces us to the hyper-intelligent Rigelians, who admire Woody Allen movies and Bundt cake, and who urge the people of Earth to mend their ways to avoid destruction of their planet. But the president of the United States, a God-fearing, science-doubting fitness fanatic, is skeptical of the evidence presented to him and sets in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of his young attache, an alien scam artist, several raccoons, and a scientist who has predicted the end of the universe. Parrot sketch excluded.
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Rating details

462 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 24% (113)
4 34% (155)
3 26% (118)
2 10% (46)
1 6% (30)
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