"A fascinating ... view of the many responses of mankind to the coming confrontation with intelligent aliens ... First rate science fiction." -- Publishers Weekly
"A must for any library whose readers look beyond their feet." -- Library Journal
"One of the finest books of speculative fiction ever written ... strong, thoughtful, marvelously human, and ... without flaw ... An unforgettable experience." -- Harlan Ellison
"One of the very best fictional portrayals of contact with extraterrestrial intelligence ever written." -- Carl Sagan
About the Author
James Gunn is the author of 38 books, including The Joy Makers, Kampus, The Dreamers, and The Immortals. He has served as the president of the Science Fiction Writers of America and the Science Fiction Research Association. He has won Hugo, Pilgrim, and Eaton awards and has been a professor at the University of Kansas for 40 years. He lives in Lawrence, Kansas.