About The Orion Plan
Scientists thought the Earth was safe from invasion. The distance between stars is so great that it seemed impossible for even the most advanced civilizations to send a spaceship from one star system to another.
But now, an alien species -- from a planet hundreds of light-years from Earth -- has found a way.
The Orion Plan, the sixth science thriller from Scientific American contributing editor Mark Alpert, is a terrifying story of first contact with an alien intelligence far superior to our own. Most frightening of all, the novel is based on real science. Astronomers scanning the stars in our corner of the Milky Way galaxy have recently discovered Earthlike planets that could harbor extraterrestrial life. And one star system shows a mysterious flickering that just might be a sign of an alien civilization.