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Is Anybody Out There?
Title : Is Anybody Out There?
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ISBN : 9780756406196
Language : English
Format Type : Mass Market Paperback
Number of Pages : 320

Beyond our skies...and imaginations. Are we alone in the universe, and if not, who else-or what else-is out there? Here are thought-provoking stories that explore such questions as: Do intelligent species invariably destroy themselves by nuclear war or ecological collapse? Are the sentient aliens that do exist just too far away? Do they exist in forms beyond our compreheBeyond our skies...and imaginations. Are we alone in the universe, and if not, who else-or what else-is out there? Here are thought-provoking stories that explore such questions as: Do intelligent species invariably destroy themselves by nuclear war or ecological collapse? Are the sentient aliens that do exist just too far away? Do they exist in forms beyond our comprehension? Are they among us, but undetectable? These are just some of the possibilities explored by a stellar lineup of contributors.


Is Anybody Out There? Reviews

  • Tadiana ✩Night Owl☽

    This review is just for the short story "Graffiti in the Library of Babel," which is free online here at More Red Ink. Review first posted on Fantasy Literature: I recently read and reviewed Ficciones, a classic anthology of literary fantasy written by Jorge Luis Borges, which includes his most famous story, The Library of Babel, about a universe consisting solely of a virtually infinite library of connected hexagonal rooms containing books with every possible combination of 25 letters and punct [...]

  • R.B. Wood

    s Anybody Out There? is a wonderfully crafted anthology edited by Marty Halpern and Nick Gevers focused on the observations of Enrico Fermi regarding the existence of extraterrestrial life. Fermi's Paradox for those of you who don't know it states simply: The apparent size and age of the universe suggest that many technologically advanced extraterrestrial civilizations ought to exist. However, this hypothesis seems inconsistent with the lack of observational evidence to support it (). Before I l [...]

  • Robert

    Decent compilation of short stories.

  • Peter Tillman

    TOC: isfdb/cgi-bin/pli?3Preview stories, posted by the co-editor:martyhalpern/p/is

  • Paul

    This is a bunch of new science fiction stories exploring that age-old question: Is mankind alone in the universe?A husband and wife laying outside on a clear night talk about aliens. Among the husband’s speculations are that aliens home in on a psychological signal given off by one person alone. That is why sightings are always in rural areas, and never in the city. The aliens could be here already, but out of phase with humanity.A moderately-famous writer penned a series of stories about a hu [...]

  • Falbs

    A group of interesting stories about the Fermi Paradox (although interestingly enough, the last one, about paradoxes in general- is the weakest of the lot). Not great, but compared to some of the weaker ones I've been reading recently, worthy of the fourth star."You could bring the past with you, but that wouldn't make it any less past."-Felicity Shoulders Leslie What in 'Rare Earth'

  • Frank Taranto

    A decent collection of short stories asking the question of the title.Some favorites:Residue by Michael Arsenault - A husband and wife looking at the night sky.The Dark Man by Kristine Kathryn Rusch - A shadow on the Spanish Steps that occurs at predictable intervals is investigated by a free-lance reporter.Timmy Come Home by Matthew Hughes - What's happening inside Brodies head?

  • David Chess

    A bit of a mixed bag, but all pretty good. Very little hard/classic SF here, it's pretty much all that squishy psychological stuff. But some good metaphors for the human condition, memorable scenes, and enough references to the actual Fermi Paradox that it does feel like a real collection.

  • Charl

    This is a collection of answers to Fermi's question, "Where are they?" That is, if there are other sentient species out there, why haven't we seen any sign of any of them? This book offers sixteen different answers to that question, most of them well-written and enjoyable.

  • Kristin

    Read from 7/24 - 7/25.