Though this sci/fi story ends with the word "Roswell", a reference to the supposedly UFO crash landing near Roswell, New Mexico some years ago (soon after WWII?), what goes before seems insufficient to make that connection.
There are two characters, a pilot and a scientist, but neither one is fleshed out enough, emotionally or physically, to care about. The writing is not bad, but rather cold and dull, and that pretty well describes the story as well.
The Roswell UFO crash made exciting headlines. As I remember it, the air force was accused of a cover-up, of hiding the bodies of aliens killed in the crash. Great material for a story.
Review of: First Contact
reviewed by mnjones on 04/13/2010
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