"It was [H.G. Wells'] adolescent fiction, his imaginative stories, that live forever - and yet are not acknowledged in literature classes as being great literature. So to hell with the academics!"
How can you handle First Contact between human beings and aliens out in space? You'd certainly want to talk about it with other people.
Take a look at the sleeve watch from the 1981 novel Dream Park and the email sleeve from Oryx and Crake (2003) by Margaret Atwood.
Compare to the
comlink from Star Wars (1976) by George Lucas, the
communications disk from Exiles of the Moon (1931) by Schachner & Zagat, the
Ullran enunciator from Uller Uprising (1952) by H. Beam Piper.
Compare to the comlink from Star Wars (1976) by George Lucas, the communications disk from Exiles of the Moon (1931) by Schachner & Zagat, the Ullran enunciator from Uller Uprising (1952) by H. Beam Piper.
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