David Grinspoon is an astrobiologist, award-winning science communicator, and prize-winning author. In 2013 he was appointed the inaugural Chair of Astrobiology at the Library of Congress. He is a frequent advisor to NASA on space exploration strategy, and is on the team for the Curiosity Mars Rover. Grinspoon's writing has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, Scientific American, Seed, Boston Globe, and the Los Angeles Times.
"An exuberant, provocative look at the possibility of extraterrestrial life, what it might be like, and what it might mean....Wisecracks, philosophical musings, and personal anecdotes make his text as lively as it is authoritative."--Kirkus (Starred Review) on Lonely Planets