Paul Davies has achieved an international reputation for his ability to explain the significance of advanced scientific ideas in simple language. He is the author of some twenty books and has written and presented a number of TV and radio programmes. He has also won the prestigious Templeton Prize, the world's largest award for intellectual endeavour, and a Glaxo Science Writers' Fellowship. He is currently Professor at Arizona State University as well as the Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science.
A magnificent cosmic tour d'horizon of what we know, and what we
might yet encounter out there, in the apparent emptiness of deep
space -- Christoper Hart * Sunday Times *
An immensely readable investigation of the SETI enterprise -- Michael Hanlon * New Scientist *
Davies is the most engaging of writers -- Clive Cookson * FT *
In an area more given to fabulation than fact, [Paul Davies'] level-headedness is positively refreshing. If you ever start worrying about why no one is talking to us, this is the book to calm you down -- David Papineau * Observer *