Contact - Carl Sagan


By Carl Sagan

  • Release Date: 2016-12-20
  • Genre: Science Fiction
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 167 Ratings)


Pulitzer Prize-winning author and astronomer Carl Sagan imagines the greatest adventure of all—the discovery of an advanced civilization in the depths of space.

In December of 1999, a multinational team journeys out to the stars, to the most awesome encounter in human history. Who—or what—is out there? In Cosmos, Carl Sagan explained the universe. In Contact, he predicts its future—and our own.


  • Great book

    By *.•Roxy•.*
    I loved it
  • The movie is better.

    By kbelton1961
    A rare instance where the movie is better than the book. Carl Sagan am incredible visionary and writer...but the movie much preferred.
  • Wonderful, Thought-Provoking

    By PCHomepage
    I read this before and may have even seen the film but that was so long ago that it was fresh reading it again. This is a fantastic story, and well-written by one of the greatest scientific minds in the field that there has ever been. Well done! However, Dr. Sagan knows little about cars as he mentioned the “back seat” of the main character’s 1957 Thunderbird which, of course, was a 2-seater without a back seat! Thunderbird didn’t get a rear seat until 1958.
  • Contact

    By Property location
    The book and sub sequent movie reach the same conclusion. Well worth the read and watching.
  • Not As Good As Film

    By Alan_Fowler
    This book was a complete disappointment. I had seen the film, and I hoped it would be an expanded interesting engagement of the plot line and an explorations of science and faith. Not so. Worse yet, 90% of the book is length telling, rather than showing, by the author, making for a boring read. Highly recommend against this book.
  • Long Live Carl

    By Ipadonlyplease
    A book that simply will not disappoint. No other words are needed.
  • Engrossing

    By Dwardeng
    I read this novel when it first came out in 1985. I had my doubts that Sagan, despite his genius, would be able to write a good science fiction story. Well, he did, and it was to be the only one. This is one of the most believable first contact novels ever written. I thought the movie was well done also.