Three Book Descriptions

Which book description is best?

1. “You have my solemn commitment and my word, I will never share any detail with anyone, unless I first have your permission.”

Astronomer Zalk discovers a strange, telepathic connection to a counterpart, Sorab, on a neighboring planet who promises wealth and fantastic technology. But what exactly are the intentions behind this voice? Can he reconcile with an antagonistic reporter to find out in time? Joining forces may be their only hope to save their world.


 

2. Zalk hesitated and asked her, “May I have your word that if I share with you the information you have requested, you will keep it completely secret and tell no one under any circumstance?”

She looked him directly in the eye and said, “You have my solemn commitment and my word, I will never share any detail with anyone, unless I first have your permission.”

In a civilization resembling 19th century Earth, the astronomer Zalk discovers not just life on an adjacent world, but an ability to communicate telepathically with a counterpart from this spacefaring society. Sorab promises technology for Zalk’s planet, and personal wealth beyond Zalk’s dreams, if only he will implement Sorab’s plans for a mining operation, financed by drops of gold from the heavens…

These abilities, however, earn Zalk public ridicule when they are sensationalized by the ambitious reporter G3, so he flees to another continent to build the mine and to escape scrutiny, with G3 pursuing hotly. Not all is as it seems with Sorab, however, and the fate of this nascent world may just hang on arch-rivals Zalk and G3 reconciling. What is the true nature of Sorab’s intentions, and can G3 and Zalk overcome their difficult past to save their planet?


3. Zalk, an astronomer on an oppressive pre-industrial world, discovers more than just life on the other planet they share their orbit with: he forms a telepathic link with an ambassador from this spacefaring society, who promises wealth and fantastic technology. The catch? Zalk must implement his plans for a mining operation, financed by drops of gold from the heavens.

What exactly are the intentions of this celestial messenger? Can he reconcile with an antagonistic reporter to find out in time? Joining forces may be their only hope to save their world.