One of the best hard SF books of the last decade and most original first-contact stories you're likely to encounter. It can be a bit of a hard read, but it's more than worth it. I've read it twice now and it was even better the second time.
Dean Crawford wanted to be a pilot, but his plans were foiled when he discovered he was color blind. As he really wanted to do something he enjoys, Crawford tried writing instead and his books have topped Amazon's charts ever since. As our Author of the Day, Crawford chats about why he enjoys science-fiction and how it would probably take an alien invasion for humans to discover our humanity.