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The K-Factor

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The K-Factor by Harry Harrison is a captivating science fiction novel that explores the consequences of humans encountering a highly advanced alien civilization. Set in a not too distant future, the story follows a group of scientists who are tasked with studying and understanding the technology and culture of the mysterious aliens known as the Kardashev civilization.

Harrison does a fantastic job of creating a believable and detailed world, filled with interesting characters and complex ethical dilemmas. The tension between the scientists and the military, as well as the ethical implications of the potential technological advancements, adds depth to the narrative and keeps readers engaged.

The pacing of the novel is fast-paced and engaging, with plenty of twists and turns to keep readers on the edge of their seat. The themes of xenophobia, technological advancement, and the consequences of first contact are thoughtfully explored, making this book a great choice for fans of classic science fiction.

Overall, The K-Factor is a thought-provoking and entertaining read that will appeal to readers who enjoy hard science fiction with a focus on exploration and discovery. Harry Harrison has crafted a compelling story that will leave readers thinking long after they have finished the book.

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The human race has reached the stars, colonized many planets and done amazing things in all areas of scientific progress. But humans are still humans and remain both honorable and not so honorable; some with high ideals and others with very low ones indeed. So why hasn't war occurred in several centuries among the hundreds of planets? Has man really changed? Not on your life it hasn't! Read how science has given man peace but at what cost?

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Reviews (Rated: 4 Stars - 1 review)

Reviewer: - April 8, 2014
Subject: The K Factor
Another good, quick paced Sci-Fi story by Harry Harrison and well read by Phil, as always.

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