Ron Miller is an award-winning illustrator and the bestselling author of more than 50 books, including the Hugo-nominated The Grand Tour which sold over 250,000 copies. He is also an editor forSmithsonianmagazine and a Fellow and past Trustee of the International Association of Astronomical Artists. David Brin is a scientist, New York Times bestselling author and tech-futurist. Professor Andrew Fraknoi is an award-winning science educator, known for interpreting astronomical discoveries and ideas in to every day language.
"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