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I believe story was written between 1950-1970. I read it in a large paperback anthology in the 1980s. It was a short story - deep space encounter with alien intelligence. The first astronaut to experience alien presence is sublimely moved. Back on human spaceship doubts are raised - have the aliens bewitched the astronaut? Final revelation is that aliens & humans complement one another, become as one and both species reborn into new life.

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    You say "merge with" in the title, but you don't clarify what you mean by that in the question. – Buzz Dec 31 '18 at 16:28
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    What was that - a book? A short story? Could you maybe edit it in, as well as any other detail you could remember? – Jenayah Dec 31 '18 at 16:30
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    Buzz, By "merge" I meant "become as one". There was a transcendental feel to the story - humanity & alien had fulfilled their destiny by meeting. – John G Dec 31 '18 at 16:40
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    Jenayah - it was a short story - deep space encounter with alien intelligence. The first astronaut to experience it is sublimely moved. Back on human spaceship doubts are raised - have the aliens bewitched the astronaut? Final revelation is that aliens & humans complement one another, become one and both species reborn into new life. – John G Dec 31 '18 at 16:45

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