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Sphere Book review
underwater with stenciled markings in English. Now he has been dragged to the middle of the Pacific to be a part of a human contact team whose aim is to penetrate a spaceship just discovered on the ocean floor. He is brusque, impatient, and distrustful - possibly as a result of his military background. These procedures were outlined in a report entitled Recommendations for the Human Contact Team to Interact With Unknown Life Forms, the Pearl - Book Review often abbreviated ULF. 1 The book was made into the film Sphere in 1998, directed by Barry Levinson, with a cast including Dustin Hoffman (Norman Johnson, renamed Norman Goodman Samuel. On the surface, confined to a decompression chamber, the trio ponder on what version of their story to tell the Navy.
What's more likely about first contact with an extraterrestrial is that the alien wouldn't look humanlike at all. It is later revealed his ambition is driven by anxiety and a conviction he has to achieve fame and do so fast, because he believes that the time for him to do so is fast running out. During the descent, the marine biologist (Levine) becomes claustrophobic, and is returned topside. No one can ask more of a thriller, except maybe that it be a little longer; this one ran out sometime before my involuntary tour of the major airports of the United States.
Later, when Norman finally did climb out of the sea following his super-human swim in water that was apparently just a few degrees above freezing, he managed to put on his suit, start the heater, and was feeling normal again within just a few minutes. Harold "Harry" Adams is a young, intelligent, African-American mathematician. For example, when the main character Norman swam out of the top of D cylinder and then swam another 40 feet down that cylinder, finding the underside unlocked, he then tried the undersides of 3 other cylindersall without breathing gear of any kind. The New York Times ' Robin McKinley said, "Part of the fun of Sphere is that it keeps you going even when you're pretty sure of what will happen next." 3 See also edit References edit External links edit. The novel was adapted into the film. After a shocking debriefing-they're told about the alien ship lying 1000 feet below the waves-the five descend by minisub to a deep-sea habitat. Barnes is a retired Navy captain who has charge of the underwater scientific investigation. From there, the band explores the spaceship-which they deduce is an earth ship that traveled here from the future via a black hole-and find the sphere: a 30-foot wide hollow silver ball, clearly an alien artifact. The last 10 pages are exactly what they should. Most writers evade the issue by making the aliens recognizably human.
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