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Michel Faber’s “Book of Strange New Things”

In the science-fiction classic, “Contact” (1997), based on a book of the same name by Carl Sagan, a Christian theologian (played by Matthew McConaughey) is selected by a panel to travel through a complex, fullerene-shaped machine to meet an extraterrestrial civilization. But luck doesn’t favor him. It’s a SETI scientist (played by Jodie Foster), who gets to be the one ...

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