Another book I finished last week was Michael Wall‘s Out There: A Scientific Guide to Alien Life, Antimatter, and Human Space Travel (For the Cosmically Curious).
Dr Wall’s book gives a glimpse of the search for extraterrestrial life. Beginning with the Drake Equation and possible chemical compositions of extraterrestrial life, Wall explores what life might look like in the universe.
The book explores what alien life might be like, how it might communicate with us, world reactions and responses, and current and possible future techniques to search for life.
Dr Wall also explores the possibility of our colonization of other planets, our exploration of interstellar space, time travel, and evolutionary implications of our leaving our home planet.
Whether you’re just curious about alien life and existing theories of life, or if you’re looking to create an alien life form in a story you’re working on, this book is a must read.