Pros: Some enjoyable flights of fancy
Cons: Some stories that try too hard to be high-minded and end up being obtuse
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
The universe is vast, and it’s hard to imagine that there isn’t at least one other intelligent race out there, if not many. So why have we seen no evidence of aliens? Do they deliberately hide themselves from us? Are they already among us? Do they keep us in quarantine? Do advanced civilizations inevitably destroy themselves? Are we too blind to recognize an alien when we see one? Is Anybody Out There? is a collection of 15 short stories about the possibilities of extra-terrestrial life within our universe, edited by Nick Gevers and Marty Halpern.