“So far, the search for extraterrestrial intelligence has focused on listening for radio signals deliberately sent our way. But even if alien civilisations are not trying to get our attention, their activities could produce detectable signs. Here are a few things we might detect, most of which are discussed in a recent paper by Richard Carrigan of the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois.” Go here to to find out!
by Larry Niven
A genuine sci-fi classic! Introduced the world to two compelling aliens: the felinoid Kzin and the truly strange Pierson’s Puppeteer named Nessus.
In a recent NYTimes Column, Olivia Judson writes about how “Ciliates like the paramecium have very unusual sex, a fact often unmentioned in high school biology class.”
This book is fabulously informative and entertaining on the diversity of sexual hardware and habits of creatures we share the planet with! Will be challenging to envision sexualities more wild and beautiful and stranger than this.