Author : Nanda Senanayake
Publisher : The Jam Fruit Tree Publications
First Edition 2020
“Let me first explain about our adopted planet.It was a water world in the beginning,much like yours,but now it has turned mostly barren & dry.One single year on our planet is equivalent to nine hundred & eleven thousand years of yours.”
Looks like he’s the chatty type,thought McCarthy’s before interrupting Blue’s discourse.
“All that sounds interesting,but what about this ‘adopted planet’ thing.You’ve mentioned it twice already.”
To this,the black octo with the white umbrella bell,who had thus far remained silent,placed five of his nine arms on the table & spoke,”Because this is our planet!”
John Croft is a professor of Marine biology & is part of a selected team of six intellectuals on a mission to make first contact with an alien species, that lay claims to planet Earth.
Are these they truly here to ‘reclaim’ their planet? Or are they offering to peacefully co-exist?Are they friends or formidable foe? Are they are our saviours? Or portents of the desolation of planet earth?
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