exoplanets, origins of life, space, the universe

Five Billion Years of Solitude, by Lee Billings

“This is the best book I have read about exoplanets, and one of the few whose language approaches the grandeur of a quest that is practically as old as our genes.”  ~ Dennis Overbye, The New York Times

Read the review.

Then read the book.

I had the thrill of reading this book early, because I copyedited it. I absolutely love it. I’ve never before read anything that so captured the yearning and the melancholy that comes with beginning to glimpse our true place in a universe of such dimensions, which at once calls to and turns a cold shoulder to the very thing that uniquely makes us what we are: the urge to reach out and to go forth.

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