It’s kind of strange jumping back and forth between fiction and non-fiction. While I’m awaiting the publication of Alien Love (probably due sometime this summer from Booktrope), I started thinking about some of the fiction I’ve read over the years that focused on a first contact between aliens and humans. I decided to read as much of the “serious” experts in the field as possible. That meant spending time reading journal articles and books by exobiologists, archeologists, philosophers, and linguists as well as books by some of the major names associated with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence.
I thought about the topic and let the information jell for a while. The result is a little book that I’m quite proud to present to the world. Extraterrestrial First Contact: Past, Present, and Future is a small book, but it is packed with information. There are so many interesting topics to enjoy. Take for example the problem of communicating with an alien when the language might not fit any of our language patterns or grammars. Is science really a universal language as we assume? What about morality and ethics? How would we respond to a “superior” alien race that admitted they killed or even ate their first born? What about physical appearance? How would we respond to aliens that resemble Earth creatures we loathe?
I hope you’ll give either the ebook or the paperback a try. Here’s a link to the paperback: