- Paperback: 280 pages
- Publisher: Universal Publishers (December 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1581128258
- ISBN-13: 978-1581128253
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 1.6 x 22 cm
- Shipping Weight: 358 g
Could human curiosity be capable of taking control over its own destiny? Could man decide to play God? Maybe. Sometimes it appears as if only a superior alien intelligence would be able to end the curiosity of crazy men.
Could a message that was sent 160,000 years earlier defeat all efforts to reveal its secrets? Maybe. But even a very advanced alien civilization would be unable to estimate human talent. Man is capable of deception, hunting, and waiting, if necessary many decades, in order to catch its prey. Man just doesn't know how to escape from himself, and maybe this is the ultimate alien weapon. Maybe.
In the year 2047 Dr. Susan Horowitz (from the first book) is now in her sixties. Continental China was now the world superpower. They had a lunar base on the dark side of the moon where they continued experiments from an alien message that Susan and all the governments had "agreed to forget". Everyone thought all traces of the message had been destroyed long ago. Using a computer called OCTOP, Yung Ming was experimenting (with his government's permission) with the message. OCTOP was now trying to MAKE an entity! It finally succeeded!
*** A terrific sequel to the first book. The ending was a huge climax! Then came a final surprise that made me smile with joy on the outside and fill with anger on the inside! In my opinion, the last two pages of the book are pure genius on the author's part. I can only hope there will be a Book III someday or some sort of take off. One word of warning to Readers, you will not totally understand what is happening unless you read the first book (the review and link is further down this page). For full affect, purchase and read Book One before this one. ***
This continuation of the book answered to me some questions I've made to myself about the story after finishing the 1st part.
Arthur continues developing some subjects that are still considered science fiction for no too much time; they are going to become real science.