Scientists thought that 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 large
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.
small, spherical probe lands in an empty corner of New York City. It
soon drills into the ground underneath, drawing electricity from the
power lines to jumpstart its automated expansion and prepare for alien
When the government proves slow to react, NASA
scientist Dr. Sarah Pooley realizes she must lead the effort to stop the
probe before it becomes too powerful. Meanwhile, the first people who
encounter the alien device are discovering just how insidious this
interstellar intruder can be.
In The Orion Plan, Mark Alpert presents a fascinating story of first contact with an alien intelligence far beyond what we can imagine.