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

Paperback | January 26, 2010

byEvan Mandery

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“What a hilarious ride—the übersurreal meets The Daily Show.”
 —Tim Dorsey, author of Nuclear Jellyfish<_o3a_p>

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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.”<_o3a_p>

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“What a hilarious ride—the übersurreal 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...

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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-d...

Evan Mandery is a graduate of Harvard Law School, a professor at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City, and the author ofDreaming of Gwen Stefani,First Contact,Q: A Novel, and two works of non-fiction.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:January 26, 2010Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:006174977X

ISBN - 13:9780061749773

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“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.”