Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Aliens Among Us?

Recently scientist Stephen Hawking shook the scientific community with his views: That the human race could be devastated if aliens were to learn of our existence and venture to Earth, he warned.

But how could extraterrestrials really invade Earth?

Aliens have already viciously attacked our spacecraft, savagely kidnapped us, heartlessly conducted experiments on us, and mercilessly aimed their death-rays at us, but of course, all of these crimes have been committed only in our Science Fiction novels and movies.

Other experts who, like Hawking, have devoted their careers to thoughtful exploration of the possibilities of alien contact say that we don't have anything to fear.

These scenarios play on our most primal human fears of losing the resources we need to survive or not being able to reproduce, says Seth Shostak, senior astronomer at the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI).

“In reality, it isn't logical to think that aliens would want to do either of those things,” he said. “Anything that we have here, they could find where they live.” I agree, if there was a resource found on Earth that did not exist on the aliens' home planet, there would certainly be easier ways to get or make the resource than coming here.

David Morrison, Director of Space at NASA-Ames Research Center says, "Any communication that may occur would likely be in the form of radio waves sent from one civilization to another. We're listening for radio signals," Morrison said, "and we can assume that any civilization that we receive a signal from is more advanced than we are." Morrison doubts that an advanced alien civilization would come here to harm us. "Someone once suggested that if a civilization can last for hundreds of thousands of years, it almost surely has solved the problems we have."

“Even if aliens existed, knew about us, and could travel here, they wouldn't be likely to send an army or the equipment needed to launch an attack on the Earth,” says fellow Science Fiction author, Jack McDevitt. Although contact between humans and aliens has been a key part of many of McDevitt's books, he doesn't think that it's likely to actually happen. "Any civilization capable of this feat would not want to delegate its fighting force to the task. We have bigger problems to worry about,” McDevitt added.

Are we still too primitive for an advanced alien culture exploration? In other words, aliens advanced enough to travel across the galaxies stand beyond our comprehension. They don’t need us, probably wouldn’t even be interested in us, and most likely would never bother to come here in the first place. Unless...

Personally I love a good alien tale. In my latest Science Fiction Romance Forbidden Love T’Kon’s culture has advanced enough to travel across the galaxies. Yet he isn’t out to steal a planet’s resources, or overtake any worlds. He’s on a mission of exploration, finding new species that are ready for deep space travel, and mentoring them into their own space age.

When he ventures upon an Earth-like planet, his scanners tell him he’s found a primitive warring world that will not accept an alien encounter. T’Kon can’t hit the orbital controls quick enough to leave. But his spacecraft malfunctions and he crashes into the surface. Good fodder for a SFR story, but that is just what this is, a Science Fiction Romance. So it goes…

To find out more about T’Kon and what happens to him, be sure to check out Forbidden Love when it releases at Red Rose Publishing on May 20. To learn more about this SFR story you can visit my Website.

Forbidden Love is featured on The Galaxy Express as a new release! Check it out and read my latest blurb. Thanks Heather.

See you around the galaxy!

(From a post on Kaye Manro's blog April 29)


  1. I'm intrigued by your story, Kaye and looking forward to the release. *beams over to Galaxy Express to take a look at the post*


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