Is Anyone There Author:Isaac Asimov Is Anyone There? Speculative essays by the world famous author of science and science fiction on: the future, time travel, flying saucers, life on other worlds, and much more. — Isaac Asimov calls this unusual collection "speculative essays on the known and unknown." Spanning over a decade of inquiry-both casual and ardent-these writings deal wi... more »th science, with conjecture, and with science fiction: the three legs of the sturdy Asimov tripod.
Whether deflating flying saucers ("Every reported sighting is either a hoax, a mistake, or something that can be explained in a fashion that does not involve spaceships from the distant stars"), prescribing L.S.D. ("Using L.S.D. without the greatest of professional care is a kind of Russian roulette. It is an invitation to temporary insanity for all-and possibly permanent insanity for some"), or describing what life might be like in 1990 ("there ought to be a going colony on the moon, composed of changing shifts of highly trained and specialized personnel, and there will be plans for landing a man on Mars"), Asimov's wit, erudition, and directness are equally visible.« less