Ron Miller is an award-winning US illustrator and the bestselling author of more than fifty books, including the Hugo Award-nominated The Grand Tour (over 250,000 copies sold), Cycles of Fire, In the Stream of Stars, The Art of Space and The History of Earth. He is also an editor for Air & Space/Smithsonian magazine and a member of the International Academy of Astronautics.
"This is a cleanly designed book, full of fascinating images ranging from centuries old engravings to movie posters and photos of alleged 'flying saucers'. Yet the greatest clarity is found in Miller's writing. Clearly and succinctly, he explains the history of astronomy and the science of exobiology in ways suitable for non-scientists, while his exploration of the cultural consequences arising from our evolving concept of aliens - including the myths that have arisen over time about them already being on Earth or the Moon - is firm and well-argued. 5 of 5 Stars." --BBC Sky at Night "In a new lush hardback, Ron Miller charts our fascination with alien lifeforms and how we perceive them." --Hero Collector If you're interested in the subject of extra terrestrial life, this book gives you a pretty comprehensive look at the realities of aliens in the universe, which should whet your appetite for more serious reading. --Sci Fi Online