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Mindbridge by Joe Haldeman. This novel is a classic of hard science fiction.
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Humanity discovers a translation mechanism allowing colonization of distant planets & an alien organism that acts as a mindbridge, pushing humanity towards telepathic communication. Both discoveries entail complications. Each comes with deadly caveats. As a result of the Levant-Meyer translation & the mindbridge, humanity is able to meet & communicate with aliens, the L'vrai. This encounter is detailed in the book's later parts.
The discovery of the Levant-Meyer translation, in terms of an accidental finding by a scientist doing an unrelated experiment, is a retelling of a story occurring with many scientific discoveries. The idea that humans went on using the effect, perfecting it by trial & error, but not having a theoretical grasp of why it works, is plausible.
The description of Lefavre's father's scientific rise & fall, with a refutation quickly disproved, is realistic. Many talks at the American Physical Society have created fame & infamy for the speakers as they claim to refute, prove & disprove theories & conjectures.
The description of the use of the Translation effect, its exploitation by money-making companies, & the highly inconvenient slingshot caveat, are well narrated. The chapter detailing an advertisement is an effective narration style.
The Mindbridge, is explained with some imagination to be a complete mystery for two centuries, until it's found that the bridges were built as part of an elaborate game by godlike beings a million years ago on a distant planet. This tale is told in an irregular chapter--a flash-forward to the future. The hints in this chapter of many wonders to come, of our descendents overcoming many barriers & possessing telepathic abilities, provides an optimistic vision. Please click here to ask a question
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