Hank Green has written a novel about science, puzzles, and being an internet celebrity, and it is everything you are expecting! An Absolutely Remarkable Thing is Contact meets Ready Player One, but it manages to be more fun than the former and more insightful than the latter. Average human April May discovers and vlogs about an interesting art piece that shows up in NYC. Her life quickly goes off the rails as the entire world questions just what these beings that April has dubbed 'Carls' represent. What threat or opportunity do they pose? And more importantly, what does our reaction to them say about humanity? During periods of societal and political strife we often look to science fiction for the comfort an imagined future can offer. With An Absolutely Remarkable Thing Hank Green follows that path, reminding us about the best of humanity without shying away from the truths of our worst. A genuinely fun read and a surprising debut!
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