Airdate: October 1, 1992

E.T.'s phone home -- S.E.T.I. is listening! The Search for Extra-Terrestrial Intelligence is the topic under discussion this week on Prisoners of Gravity. Commander Rick talks with several of the contributors to the speculative science fact book First Contact, including co-editor Ben Bova and contributing authors Hal Clement ("Alternative Life Designs") and David Brin ("Mystery of the Great Silence"). With SF authors J. Brian Clarke (The Expediter), Larry Niven (The Mote in God's Eye), Robert J. Sawyer (Far-Seer), magazine editor Charles Ryan (Aboriginal Science Fiction), comic book writer D. Larry Hancock (The Silent Invasion) and filmmaker Dan Curtis. Dan discusses the UFO believers in his documentary, In Advance of the Landing.