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14 Best First Contact Books of All Time


Our goal: Gather the most accurate and trustworthy list of First Contact books on the internet.

Our process:
1. Search for "best First Contact books" and click on the top 5 articles.
2. Find every book mentioned in 2+ articles and average their rankings.
3. Deliver them all neatly to you here! 😊

(Updated 2022)

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  1. 1
    Appears in 4 articles
  2. 2

    Contact

    Carl Sagan

    Appears in 4 articles
  3. 3

    Solaris

    Stanislaw Lem

    Appears in 3 articles
  4. 4

    Rendezvous with Rama

    Arthur C. Clarke

    Appears in 3 articles
  5. 5
    Appears in 2 articles
  6. 6

    The Sparrow

    Mary Doria Russell

    Appears in 2 articles
  7. 7
    Appears in 2 articles
  8. 8
    Appears in 2 articles
  9. 9
    Appears in 2 articles
  10. 10

    Pushing Ice

    Alastair Reynolds

    Appears in 2 articles
  11. 11

    Eifelheim

    Michael Flynn

    Appears in 2 articles
  12. 12

    Dragon's Egg

    Robert L. Forward

    Appears in 2 articles
  13. 13

    Dawn

    Octavia E. Butler

    Appears in 2 articles
  14. 14

    Blindsight

    Peter Watts

    Appears in 2 articles

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