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Inherit the Stars (1977)
James P. Hogan

Contributed by "William E. Emba"

50,000 old human remains are found on the moon, along with lots of documentation. The entry point to deciphering the totally unknown language is mathematical tables and formulae."

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Mathematical Content:
2/5 (2 votes)
Literary Quality:
3.5/5 (2 votes)

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