I just found Peter Ward’s second book Life As We Do Not Know It: The NASA Search for (and Synthesis of) Alien Life, New York, Penguin Group, 2005. Here he considers life itself—what it is, where in the universe it
stability in habitable conditions in order to evolve.
civilizations [in the universe] a near inevitability.” I guess that’s good enough for me.
certainly worth doing, IF we can afford the resources it requires. A big IF as we consider our limits.
any case, ‘tis the season to be jolly that life found a way to start up on Earth and keep going until it developed the means to understand the stars and be thankful for brains that can argue about who else is out
Cary's first novel and Webs of Varok prequel A Place Beyond Man was originally published in 1975 by Charles Scribner’s Sons, Dell, and Millington, London. Cary re-released A Place Beyond Man as an Author’s Guild Backinprint edition, now available from online booksellers. Its themes of sustainability and interspecies cooperation have now grown into new adventures for its human, elll and varok family as they travel the alternate 21st century Solar System in the five-volume Archives of Varok, coming from Penscript Publishing House in 2012–2014. Cary’s other works include two musical science fiction comedies “U.F.F.D.A.!” and “Petra and the Jay,” as well as newspaper and magazine articles, essays, short stories, and book reviews for The Christian Science Monitor.