I had a long train journey today so I took Carl Sagan’s Contact – sucker for meeting aliens – and I wanted to see how the book differed from the 1997 film. I was never happy with that ending – cop out, over-religious, etc. Sagan’s prose is intelligent but far too much info dump and very slow action. Then I get to the end. The same. Then I turn to the very end – it was written from the script of the film – aaarrggggh!