The Eden Cycle Author:Raymond Z. Gallun THE SES PROJECT — Scientists pinpointed the source of the modulated radio-impulses in the sky. Soon they were able to sort and arrange the signal bits into coarse-grained pictures?into diagrams and schematics. Everything was clued to make educated guesswork and comprehension as easy as possible, across vast unacquaintance and difference, between ... more »source mentalities and receptor mentalities.
At last those terrestrial scientists were able to construct the apparatus indicated. Well before they did so, they grasped its immediate purpose. Its ultimate intent remained hidden; they had to take that on faith. In those days, you did not accept any sort of intrusion from another solar system with less than a certain measure of doubt. But they dared .. . they had to. A contact such as this could not just be let go!
Under direct, mental instructions from that interstellar signal-source, earthly scientists and technicians continued to improve the equipment they had made. They called it SES?Sensory Experience Simulator!« less