First Contact: Or, It's Later Than You Think

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"What a hilarious ride--the ubersurreal meets The Daily Show."
--Tim Dorsey, author of Nuclear Jellyfish

In the bestselling and rightfully cult-inspiring tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams comes First Contact--an hysterically funny satire about Presidential politics and intergalactic misunderstanding. This smart and biting novel by Evan Mandery--an author equally well-versed in the lives of the U.S. presidents, existential philosophy, and the Simpsons--offers much food for intellectual thought along with an all-you-can-eat buffet of laughs, as it chronicles the first close encounters between earthlings and a vastly superior extraterrestrial race from Rigel-Rigel. As the subtitle of First Contact so presciently informs us, "It's Later than You Think."

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Pub Date: 2010-01-26 Pages: 267 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US A satirical joyride in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams. First Contact introduces us to the hyper-intelligent Rigelians. who admire Woody Allen movies and Bundt cake . and who urge the people of Earth to mend their ways to avoid destruction of their planet. But the president of the United States. a God-fearing. science-doubting fitness fanatic. is skeptical of the evidence presented to him and sets in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of his young attach. an alien scam artist. several raccoons. and a scientist who has predicted the end of the universe. Parrot sketch excluded.

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"Very funny... Mandery's gleefully chaotic narrative packs just the right punch as he weaves in heady inter-galactic topics of censorship, physics, and, yes, the PTA."--G. Xavier Robillard, author of Captain Freedom

"First Contact was love at first sight! What a hilarious ride - the uber surreal meets The Daily Show. I'm now staring at the cosmic calendar waiting for Mandery's next contact."--Tim Dorsey, Author of Nuclear Jellyfish

"Mandery's sharp sense of humor and habit of addressing the reader make for a stimulating and intelligent read that's never short on laughs."--Publishers Weekly

First Contact was love at first sight! What a hilarious ride - the uber surreal meets The Daily Show. I m now staring at the cosmic calendar waiting for Mandery s next contact. --Tim Dorsey, Author of Nuclear Jellyfish"

Very funny... Mandery s gleefully chaotic narrative packs just the right punch as he weaves in heady inter-galactic topics of censorship, physics, and, yes, the PTA. --G. Xavier Robillard, author of Captain Freedom"

Mandery s sharp sense of humor and habit of addressing the reader make for a stimulating and intelligent read that s never short on laughs. --Publishers Weekly"

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