A Message from the Neighbours

by Vincent J. Hyde

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 25/10/2018

Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781504315296
Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 150
ISBN : 9781504315289

About the Book

In the near future, Earth is depleted of natural resources but peace reigns over the planet. Director of Space Research Joseph Samuels has an important task as he explores the universe. After so many years of silence, Earth’s radio telescopes detect an intelligent signal from a small vessel heading towards our solar system. It’s a miraculous scientific breakthrough, but the signal also begs the question: is Earth in danger from outside invaders? To develop a plan of action, Joseph meets with experts in religion, defense, and science. The plan is set: Earth will send two astronauts in an unarmed shuttle to intercept the incoming vessel. Luckily, the mysterious space probe locks onto the astronauts’ radio signal and makes a connection. A robot named “Interface” contacts the Earth shuttle and explains he has been programmed to be peaceful, but nothing is certain in this brave new world. With information from Interface, the astronauts return to Earth and meet with Joseph. The science gleaned from Interface could change everything we ever believed about space and our place in it. With alien life no longer a theory but a fact, what will Joseph do with this new information, and what long-ranging consequences might his actions set in motion?

About the Author

Vincent J. Hyde was born in September 1954 in Calcutta, India. While living in Calcutta he studied in Saint Xavier’s College. He migrated to Sydney, Australia, in February 1970. While living in Sydney, he completed his secondary education at Marcellin College and Merrylands High School, where he obtained his Higher School Certificate in 1973. He completed the electrical engineering degree course at the University of New South Wales in 1979. He earned a postgraduate diploma in illumination design at the University of Sydney in 1983. He worked as an electrical engineer at the NSW Public Works from 1979 to 2014 and retired from active engineering duties in 2014. Since 2014 he has been writing to continue his professional development. He has written two books published by Balboa Press: Heaven and Earth and A Journey from Dust to Consciousness. He is a current member of the Institution of Engineers Australia (MIEAust), Chartered Professional Engineer (Ret) number 1387147.