Fermi's Progress: The Phone Job

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The Fermi is the Earth's first and last faster-than-light spaceship. The last, because it turns out its engine vaporises entire star systems in its wake. And nobody knows how to turn it off.

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When phoning home isn't an option...

The Greater Galactic Commercial Network spans the cosmos, using an advanced, time-warping communication system to contact other worlds and cultures, trading technology and knowledge for mineral and biological resources, all run from a single call centre at the top of a space elevator.

It's the first sign of trans-stellar civilisation the Fermi has encountered.

It offers them hope.

It might even offer them the chance to save a world.

Just not this world.

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"Simultaneously a tribute to the classic TV SF 'planet of the week' format and a very literal demolition job of the same - and so smart that it's never afraid to be silly. Brilliant stuff."

- Nate Crowley, author of Notes from Small Planets

"Clever and strange, genre-bending and darkly funny, it’ll take you on a ride between myriad times and places, Fermi’s Paradox observed through the lens of interstellar call-centres like it was the grim spawn of The Dark Forest and Hitchhiker’s Guide, or the fleshy junction of Alien, Embassytown, and Office Space."

- Andrew Skinner, author of Steel Frame

"Fermi's Progress is fresh, fun SF with a dark conceit, dangerous thought experiments, thrilling action adventures, and lots of wit and warmth."

- Ken MacLeod

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The Fermi is Earth’s first faster-than-light capable spaceship. It’s also its last. The moment its engines engage, it unleashes a shockwave that vaporises entire planets, entire solar systems.

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The Fermi is Earth’s first faster-than-light capable spaceship. It’s also its last. The moment the Fermi's engines engage, it unleashes a shockwave that vaporises entire planets, entire solar systems.

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The Fermi is the Earth's first and last faster-than-light spaceship. The last, because it turns out its engine vaporises entire star systems in its wake. And nobody knows how to turn it off.

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The Fermi is the Earth's first and last faster-than-light spaceship. The last, because it turns out its engine vaporises entire star systems in its wake. And nobody knows how to turn it off.

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The fourth and final novella in the sci-fi satire homage series, Fermi's Progress by Chris Farnell, is available to pre-order now.

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Chris Farnell

I was hatched from a vat in 2002 when I immediately went to study English Literature with Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia. On graduating in 2005 I received my first book deal for the YA science fiction novel, Mark II.

I’ve written for the National Science Museum, Wired magazine, Warner Bros Studios, Den of Geek and many, many other places. I’ve also given talks and run writing workshops for schools, adult education and fan conventions, including Nine Worlds 2015 where I somehow persuaded a room of 50 people to write an entire novella within an hour and 15 minutes.

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