mailI'm sure I've missed many stories and novels, so please mail me with any additions, suggestions or corrections. Title links will lead to reviews of the work.


Abbey, Lynn. "The Toshita Project." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
Adams, Terry A.  Sentience:  A Novel of First Contact.  DAW, 1986
Aldrin, Buzz & John Barnes.  Encounter with Tiber.  Warner, 1996. Purchase from Amazon
Anderson, Poul. The Enemy Stars. Lippincott, 1959.
Anderson, Poul. The High Crusade. , 1960.
Asimov, Isaac. The Gods Themselves. Ballentine, 1972. Purchase from Amazon
Asimov, Isaac. "Found!." Omni, 10/78.
Asimov, Isaac. "Not Final!." Astounding, 10/41.
Asimov, Isaac. "Nothing for Nothing." IASFM, 2/79.
Asimov, Isaac. "Victory Unintentional." Super Science Stories, 8/42.
Baker, Linda P. "The Allure of Bone and Ice." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Bear, Greg. Anvil of Stars. Tor, 1992. Purchase from Amazon
Bear, Greg.  The Forge of God.  Tor, 1987. Purchase from Amazon
Berkwits, Jeff.  "First Contact."  Keen! 8/96.
Bilgrey, Marc. "Random Acts." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Bischoff, David. "The Xaxrling of J. Arnold Boysenberry." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Blish, James. A Case of Conscience. Ballantine, 1958.
Bova, Ben. Voyagers. Tor, 1981. Purchase from Amazon
Bradbury, Ray. "Here There Be Tygers." Amazing, April-May, 1953.
Braunbeck, Gary A.. "Kite People." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Brin, David. "Fortitude." Science Fiction Age, January 1996.
Brown, Fredric. "The Waveries." Astounding, 1/45.
Butler, Octavia, Dawn Warner, 1987. Purchase from Amazon
Campbell, John W. (as Don A. Stuart). "Who Goes There?" Astounding, 8/38.
Card, Orson Scott. Ender's Game. Tor, 1985. Purchase from Amazon
Carr, Carol & Karen Haber.  "First Contact, Sort of."  The Ultimate Alien. Edited by Keith R. A. DeCandido, John Betancourt and Byron Preiss.   Dell, 1995.
Carr, Jayge. "The Wonderous Works of His Hands." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
Cherryh, C.J. Foreigner. DAW, 1994. Purchase from Amazon
Clarke, Arthur C. 2001: A Space Odyssey. NAL, 1968. Purchase from Amazon
Clarke, Arthur C. "Before Eden." Amazing, 6/61.
Clarke, Arthur C. Childhood's End. Ballantine, 1953. Purchase from Amazon
Clarke, Arthur C. Expedition to Earth. Ballantine, 1953. Purchase from Amazon
Clarke, Arthur C. "Loophole." Astounding, 4/46.
Clarke, Arthur C. "No Morning After." Time to Come, edited by August Derleth, Farrar, Starus & Young, 1954.
Clarke, Arthur C. "Publicity Campaign." 1953.
Clarke, Arthur C. Rendezvous with Rama. Harcourt Brace, 1973. Purchase from Amazon
Clement, Hal. Cycle Of Fire. Ballantine, 1957.
Clement, Hal. Mission Of Gravity. Doubleday, 1954.
Clement, Hal. Needle. Doubleday, 1951.
Corrick, James. "A Perfect Day." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
Crowther, Peter. "Palindromic." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Czerneda, Julie E.. "First Contact, Inc." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
DeChancie, John. "The Seepage Factor." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Del Rey, Lester. Outpost Of Jupiter. Holt Rinehart, 1963.
Delaplace, Barbara. "Black Ops." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Dellinger, Paul. "Absolution." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Dickson, Gordon R. The Alien Way. Bantam, 1965.
Dickson, Gordon R. "Dolphin's Way." Analog, 6/64.
Dickson, Gordon R. "In The Bone." Worlds of IF, 10/66.
Dillard, J.M.  Star Trek:  First Contact.  Pocket, 1996.   Based on a screenplay by Brannon Bragga and Ron Moore
Dunteman, Jeff. "Marlowe." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
Edgehill, Rosemary. "We Have Met the Enemy." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Eklund, Gordon. "Objects Unidentified (Flying)." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Feintuch, David. Midshipman's Hope. Warner Aspect, 1994. Purchase from Amazon
Forward, Robert L.  Dragon's Egg.  NEL, 1980.
Foster, Alan Dean. Nor Crystal Tears. Del Rey, 1982.
Foster, Alan Dean. Quozl. Ace, 1989.  new1.gif (111 bytes)
Fowler, Karen Joy. Sarah Canary. Henry Holt, 1991. Purchase from Amazon
Fyfe, H.B. "In Value Deceived." Astounding, 11/50.
Gier, Scott G. Genellan: Planetfall, Del Rey, 1995. Purchase from Amazon
Gunn, James E. The Listeners. Scribner's, 1972.
Guthridge, George Florance . "Taken on Faith." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
Haldeman II, Jack C.. "If Pigs Could Fly." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Hamilton, Peter F. The Nano Flower. Pan, 1995.
Heinlein, Robert (as Anson MacDonald). "Goldfish Bowl." Astounding, 3/42.
Heinlein, Robert. Have Spacesuit, Will Travel. Scribners, 1958.
Henneberg, Charles. "The Blind Pilot." F&SF, 1/60.
Hogan, James P.  Inherit the Stars.  Del Rey, 1977. new1.gif (111 bytes)
Hoffman, Nina Kiriki. "Heavenly Host." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Killough, Lee. "The Lying Ear." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
Klass, Morton. "Earthman's Burden". Astounding, 5/54.
Kornbluth, C.M. "The Silly Season." F&SF, Fall 1950.
Leiber, Fritz. The Wanderer. Ballantine, 1964
Leigh, Stephen. Alien Tongue. Bantam Spectra, 1991.
Leigh, Stephen.  Dark Water's Embrace.  Avon Eos, 1998.  new1.gif (111 bytes) Purchase from Amazon
Leinster, Murray. "De Profundis". Thrilling Wonder Stories, Winter 1945.
Leinster, Murray. "The Castaway". Universe, 6/53.
Leinster, Murray. "First Contact", Astounding, 1945.
Leinster, Murray.  The Greks Bring Gifts.  MacFadden, 1964.
Leinster, Murray. "Nobody Saw The Ship". The Big Book of Science Fiction, edited by Groff Conklin. Crown, 1950.
Leinster, Murray. "Propagandist". Astounding, 8/47.
Leinster, Murray. "Proxima Centauri." Astounding Stories, 3/35.
Leinster, Murray. "This Star Shall Be Free". Invaders of Earth, edited by Groff Conklin, 1952.
Lewis, C.S. Out of The Silent Planet. Lane, 1938. Purchase from Amazon
Lindskold, Jane. "Small Heroes." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Longyear, Barry B.. "Misencounter." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
McCaffrey, Anne.  Decision at Doona.  Del Rey, 1969. Purchase from Amazon
McCaffrey, Anne.  The Rowan.  Ace, 1991. Purchase from Amazon
McCaffrey, Anne and Jody Lynn Nye.  Treaty at Doona.  Ace, 1994. new1.gif (111 bytes)
McDevitt, Jack. The Hercules Text. Ace, 1986.
McDonald, Ian. Chaga (a.k.a. Evolution's Shore). Gollancz, 1995.
McGarry, Mark J. "Harmony." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
McKenna, Richard. "Mine Own Ways." Casey Agonistes, edited by Richard McKenna. 1960.
Moffitt, Donald.  The Jupiter Theft.  Del Rey 1977.
Monteleone, Richard F. & David F. Bischoff. Day of the Dragonstar. 1983.
Moon, Elizabeth. Remnant Population. Baen, 1996. Purchase from Amazon
Montana, Ron. "Loosely Translated." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
Murphy, Derryl.  "Lost Jenny."  On Spec, Fall ,1999. new1.gif (111 bytes)
Nesvadba, Josef.  "Captain Nemo's Last Adventure."  Translated by Iris Unwin.  View from Another Shore.  Edited by Franz Rottensteiner.  Liverpool University Press, 1999. new1.gif (111 bytes) Purchase from Amazon
Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. Footfall. Del Rey, 1985. Purchase from Amazon
Niven, Larry & Jerry Pournelle. The Mote In God's Eye. Simon & Shuster, 1974. Purchase from Amazon
Norman, Lisanne. Fortune's Wheel. DAW, 1995.  new1.gif (111 bytes) Purchase from Amazon
Norman, Lisanne. Turning Point. DAW, 1993.  new1.gif (111 bytes) Purchase from Amazon
Nye, Jody Lynn. "Take Me To Your Leader." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Paul, Barbara. "Earth Surrenders." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Pohl, Frederik.  The Day the Martians Came.  Tor, 1988.
Pollotta, Nick & Phil Foglio.  Illegal Alien.  TSR, 1988.
Pierce, Hayford. "Mail Supremacy". Analog, 3/75.
Robinson, Nigel.  First Contact.  Scholastic UK, 1994.
Rusch, Kristine Katherine. "Fit to Print." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Russell, Mary Doria. The Sparrow. Villard, 1996. Purchase from Amazon
Sagan, Carl. Contact. Simon & Schuster, 1985. Purchase from Amazon
Sawyer, Robert.  Illegal Alien.  Ace, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Sherman, Josepha. "A Game of Mehen." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Silverberg, Robert. Collision Course. Avalon, 1961.
Silverberg, Robert. Tower of Glass. Scribner's, 1970.
Simak, Clifford D. Way Station. Doubleday. 1963.
Smith, Dean Wesley. "Ambassador to the Promised Land." First Contact. Edited by Martin H. Greenberg & Larry Segriff. DAW, 1997. Purchase from Amazon
Steussy, Marti. Forest of the Night. Del Rey, 1987.  new1.gif (111 bytes)
Sturgeon, Theodore. "Affair With A Green Monkey". A Touch of Strange, edited by Theodore Sturgeon. Doubleday, 1958.
Sturgeon, Theodore. "The Hurkle is a Happy Beast." F&SF, Fall 1949.
Sturgeon, Theodore. "Killdozer". Astounding, 11/44
Sturgeon, Theodore. "To Marry Medusa". Galaxy, 8/58.
Tompkins, Dorothy Guin. "Gift." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
Turtledove, Harry. Noninterference. Del Rey, 1988.
Turtledove, Harry. "The Road Not Taken". Analog, 11/85.
Turtledove, Harry. A World of Difference. Del Rey, 1990. Purchase from Amazon
Turtledove, Harry. Worldwar: In the Balance. Del Rey, 1992. Purchase from Amazon
Walters, Hugh. First Contact?, Nelson, 1971.
Watson, Ian. "Now! You Can Banish Embarrassing Foot Odor Forever! The Ultimate One-Word First contact Story." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
Watson, Ian. "Peace." Alien Encounters. Edited by Jan Finder.
Weinbaum, Stanley G. "A Martian Odyssey". Wonder Stories, 1934
Wells, H.G. "In the Abyss". Pearson's Magazine, 8/1896
Wells, H.G. The War of the Worlds. Heinemann, 1898. Purchase from Amazon
Wilder, Cherry. "The Ark of James Carlyle." New Writers in SF 24. 1974.
Williams, Ralph. "Pax Galactica." Astounding, 11/52.
Yefremov, Ivan. "Cor Serpentis (Serdtse Zmei)" ("Heart of the Serpent"), 1959.
Zahn, Timothy. Conqueror's Pride Bantam Spectra, 1994. Purchase from Amazon

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