by Michael Gray (Goodreads Author)
Another world is trying to catch our attention, because human technology finally has a worthy occasion. The same technology that has launched harpoons into living beings for centuries, can nudge a rock larger than Manhattan off its deadly course.
First contact turns out to be a late chapter in an ancient dialogue, sent in the hope that their friends, with whom humans share a planetary home, can be saved. However the message, couched in a language that has been spoken on Earth for countless millennia, is meaningless to humanity.
As three months hurtle past, can the self-appointed “Stewards of Creation,” who think that dolphins merely click and ping in order to navigate, succeed in joining this ancient conversation? Will humans wake up and smell the seawater running in their own veins? Or will the Bible’s “Parable of the Talents” come true, and a vaporized South Pole icecap expand the ocean home of the whales, who did not squander their inheritance, while humans are left with a few shrunken islands in an ocean world? [close]
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