Pub Date: 2010-01-26 Pages: 267 Language: English Publisher: HarperCollins US A satirical joyride in the tradition of Kurt Vonnegut and Douglas Adams. First Contact introduces us to the hyper-intelligent Rigelians. who admire Woody Allen movies and Bundt cake . and who urge the people of Earth to mend their ways to avoid destruction of their planet. But the president of the United States. a God-fearing. science-doubting fitness fanatic. is skeptical of the evidence presented to him and sets in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of his young attach. an alien scam artist. several raccoons. and a scientist who has predicted the end of the universe. Parrot sketch excluded.