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amc story notes: contact




Story Notes for Contact


AQ 6897 = ANOMALOUS INTERMITTENT RADIO SOURCE AT RIGHT ASCENSION 18H 34M, DECLINATION +38°41', DISCOVERED BY ARGUS SYSTEMATIC SKY SURVEY. FREQUENCY 9.24176684 GIGAHERTZ, BANDPASS APPROXIMATELY 430 HERTZ. BIMODAL AMPLITUDES APPROXIMATELY 174 AND 179 JANSKYS. EVIDENCE AMPLITUDES ENCODE SEQUENCE OF PRIME NUMBERS. FULL LONGITUDE COVERAGE URGENTLY NEEDED. PLEASE CALL COLLECT FOR FURTHER INFORMATION IN COORDINATING OBSERVATIONS = ISAAC DAN DER GRIMNEBULIN IS AN ECCENTRIC SCIENTIST LIVING IN THE CITY OF NEW CROBUZON WITH HIS KHEPRI GIRLFRIEND LIN. WHILE LIN, AN ARTIST, IS COMMISSIONED TO CREATE A SCULPTURE OF MOB BOSS MR. MOTLEY, ISAAC IS OFFERED A UNIQUE CHALLENGE. HE IS APPROACHED BY THE GARUDA YAGHAREK, WHO ASKS FOR THE RESTORATION OF HIS WINGS WHICH WERE CUT OFF BY HIS TRIBE AS PUNISHMENT FOR A CRIME THAT HE CLAIMS HAS NO HUMAN EQUIVALENT (Perdido Street Station).

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Nature has provided us with a rather narrow band in this best part of the spectrum that seems especially marked for interstellar contact. It lies between the spectral lines of hydrogen (1420 MHz) and the hydroxyl radical (1662 MHz). Standing like the Om and the Um on either side of a gate, these two emissions of the disassociation products of water beckon all water-based life to search for its kind at the age-old meeting place of all species: the water hole.

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AQ 244 = HYDROGEN LINE = ETA MU OMEGA NU ( GRK-898 ημων) = ACHIEVING SCALE = HE STOLE CHOICE = PLATINUM NET.

AQ 248 = THE WATERHOLE = 13°10' SAGITTARIUS = BOOK OF COLUMBA (The Book of Kells) = MEDICARE-FOR-ALL = MONTE LA VERNA (Giulia de Medici & Her Portrait) = PARADIGM SHIFT = RAINBOW TONED = THE DA VINCI CODE = THE FIRST LEAF (1A) (Liber Logaeth) = VERNOR VINGE.

AQ 5791 = NATURE HAS PROVIDED US WITH A RATHER NARROW BAND IN THIS BEST PART OF THE SPECTRUM THAT SEEMS ESPECIALLY MARKED FOR INTERSTELLAR CONTACT… STANDING LIKE THE OM AND THE UM ON EITHER SIDE OF A GATE, THESE TWO EMISSIONS OF THE DISASSOCIATION PRODUCTS OF WATER BECKON ALL WATER-BASED LIFE TO SEARCH FOR ITS KIND AT THE AGE-OLD MEETING PLACE OF ALL SPECIES = THE PROTAGONIST IS ONE OF THESE WIZARDS. KNOWN AS "MR. SLIPPERY" IN THE OTHER PLANE, HIS TRUE NAME IS ROGER POLLACK. WHEN A NEW "WIZARD" ARRIVES IN THE OTHER PLANE AND BEGINS TO OBTAIN RECRUITS FOR A SCHEME IN WHICH DOMINATION OF CYBERSPACE IS USED TO OBTAIN POWER IN THE REAL WORLD, MR. SLIPPERY IS FORCED TO ALLY HIMSELF WITH THE GREAT ADVERSARY (True Names, Vernor Vinge).

AQ 3014 = HIDING BETWEEN ALL THE ORDINARY NUMBERS WAS AN INFINITY OF TRANSCENDENTAL NUMBERS WHOSE PRESENCE YOU WOULD NEVER HAVE GUESSED UNLESS YOU LOOKED DEEPLY INTO MATHEMATICS (Contact) = A TEXTBOX IS INCORPORATED INTO ALL NIES THAT EXPLAINS WHAT WE MEAN BY SUCH TERMS AS "WE JUDGE" AND THAT CLARIFIES THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUDGMENTS OF LIKELIHOOD AND CONFIDENCE LEVELS = DUKES.--AGARES; VALEFOR; BARBATOS; GUSION;ELIGOS; ZEPAR; BATHIM; SALLOS; AIM; BUNÉ; BERITH; ASTAROTH; FOCALOR; VEPAR; VUAL; CROCELL; ALLOCES; MURMUR; GREMORY; VAPULA; HAURES; AMDUSIAS; DANTALION = IT IS WHEN THE POSTCOLONIAL SUBJECT ADOPTS A LIMINAL POSITION AND EMBRACES RATHER THAN SUPPRESSES DIFFERENCE AND HETEROGENEITY, THAT A VIABLE STRATEGY OF RESISTANCE IS CREATED (The Poetry of Eavan Boland).

AQ 853 = POSTCOLONIAL SUBJECT ADOPTS LIMINAL POSITION = THE RAINBOW BRIDGE: RAINBOWS IN ART, MYTH, AND SCIENCE = TECHNOLOGICAL REALITY RATHER THAN RIGID IDEOLOGY = TRUE NAMES (1981, WINNER 2007 PROMETHEUS HALL OF FAME AWARD).

AQ 800 = FULL PINK MOON : LIBRA 17°23' : 06-APRIL-2012, 19:19UT (3:19PM EDT / 12:19PM PDT) = R.R. ET A.C. STANDS FOR, ROSEAE RUBAE ET AUREAE CRUCIS = PAIMON · BELETH · LERAJE · BATHIM · BUNÉ · VEPAR · VUAL · SEERE.

AQ 197 = STANDS FOR = TERM OF ART = TRUE NAMES.


 
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Tags: carl sagan, contact, hydrogen, hydrogen line, hydrogen times pi, prime numbers, the waterhole
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