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the contradiction that if there is lots of life in the galaxy why hasn't Earth been visited yet?

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Can't remember name of Sci Fi first contact Novel, "solution to the Fermi paradox"

I'm looking for the name of a "first contact" novel, where humans (in the future, who are fairly advanced) receive a signal from an alien world. There's debate about how to respond, or if they should ...
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Why weren't there any aliens in Time?

I recently finished listening to an audio book version of Stephen Baxter's Time. I listened to almost the entire story but I missed a few short segments due to various distractions and it was ...
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