Me Human, You Alien: How to Talk to an Extraterrestrial by Jonathan Vos Post

(c) 1996 by Emerald City Publishing an excerpt from a book entitled THE HANDBOOK OF UFO CONTACT, to appear Spring 1997, New York: William Morrow & Co.

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1 The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Douglas Adams, New York: Crown, 1979 2 The First Soviet-American Conference on Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence (CETI), Yerevan, 1971 3 U.S. President Jimmy Carter's and Secretary General of the United Nations Kurt Waldheim's statements recorded on the Voyager spacecraft record; see also "The World on a Record", Jonathan Eberhadt, Science News, 112(1977)124 4 The International SETI Petition by Carl Sagan 5 The 1982 film by Steven Spielburg, E.T. 6 The Klingon Dictionary: The Official Guide to Klingon Words and Phrases, Marc Okrand, ed. Dave Stern, New York: Pocket Books, 1985 7 An Introduction to General Linguistics, Francis P. Dineen, New York: Holt, Rinehart & Winston, 1967 8 VOR, James Blish, New York: Avon, 1958; paperback Avon T-238 9 Close Encounters of the Third Kind, film, director Steven Spielberg, 1977 10 "Help, I am Dr. Morris Goldpepper", Avram Davidson, Galaxy Science Fiction, July 1957; reprinted in The Third Galaxy Reader, ed. H.L. Gold, New York: Doubleday, 1958 11 The Inheritors, William Golding, New York: Harcourt, 1963 12 God Bless You, Mr.Rosewater,[??] Kurt Vonnegut [citing fictional Kilgore Trout], New York: Holt Rinehart Winston, 1966 13 Time Machines, Paul J. Nahin, New York: American Institute of Physics, 1993 14 Computer Lib, Ted Nelson, Microsoft Press, 1985? 15 Tarzan of the Apes, Edgar Rice Burroughs, Chicago: A.C. McClurg, 1914; Armed Forces paperback n-16; Goulden, 1951 16 Stranger in a Strange Land, Robert A. Heinlein, New York: G.P. Putnam's, 1962, Ace, 1962 17 "Shall We Have a Little Talk," Robert Sheckley, Galaxy Science Fiction, xxxx, 1965; reprinted in The Collected Short Fiction of Robert Sheckley, Book Three, Oregon: Pulphouse, 1991, pp.43-65 18 "A Martian Odyssey," Stanley G. Weinbaum, Wonder Stories, July 1934 19 The Art of Computer Programming, Vol.??, Chapter ??, xxxx, Donald Knuth, xxxx, yyyy 20 One Hundred Trillion Planets, Jonathan Vos Post & Dr. Christine Carmichael, in press 21 "First Contact," Murray Leinster (pseudonym of W.F. Jenkins), Astounding Science Fiction, May 1945 22 "Omnilingual", H. Beam Piper, Astounding Science Fiction, February 1957 23 The Dark Light Years, Brian Aldiss, London: Faber, 1964 24 Childhood's End, Arthur C. Clarke, New York: Houghton-Mifflin, 1953 25 2001: A Space Odyssey, Arthur C. Clarke, New York: New American Library, 1968; Stanley Kubrick's 1968 MGM film 26 The Alien Way, Gordon Dickson, New York: Bantam, 1965 27 "Old Faithful," Raymond Z. Gallun, Astounding Science Fiction, December 1934 28 The Black Cloud, Fred Hoyle, London: Heinemann, 1957; New York: Harper, 1957 29 The Wanderer, Fritz Leiber, New York: Ballantine, 1964 30 War of the Worlds, Produced by George Pal, Directed by Byron Haskin, Screenplay by Barre Lyndon, yyyyyyy, Paramount; from the novel The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells, London: William Heinemann, 1898; radio show freely adapted by Howard Koch, presented by Orson Welles and his Mercury Theatre on the Air, CBS, 30 October 1938; film remake xxxx, yyyyyy, zzzzzzzzzzz 31 The Thing (full title The Thing From Another Planet), Produced by Howard Hawks, Directed by Christian Nyby and Howard Hawks, Screenplay by Charles Lederer (and maybe Ben Hecht), RKO/Winchester, 1951, from the story "Who Goes There" by John W. Campbell (writing as Don A. Stuart); remake in 1982 32 Invaders from Mars, Produced by Edward L. Alperson, Directed by William Cameron Menzies, Screenplay by Richard Blake, John T. Battle, W.C. Menzies, 20th Century-Fox, 1953 33 Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Produced by Walter Wanger, directed by Don Siegel, Screenplay by Daniel Mainwaring, Allied Artists, 1955, from the novel The Body Snatchers by Jack Finney 34 This Island Earth, Produced by William Alland, Directed by Joseph Newman, Screenplay by Franklin Coen and Edward G. O'Callaghan, Universal-International, 1954, based on the novel by Raymond F. Jones 35 Forbidden Planet, Produced by Nicholas Nayfack, Directed by Fred McLeod Wilcox, Screenplay by Cyril Hume, MGM, 1956 36 Out of the Silent Planet, C.S. (Clive Staples) Lewis, London: Lane, 1938; New York: Macmillan, 1943 37 "The Heart of the Serpent," Ivan Antonovich Yefremov, in The Heart of the Serpent, Moscow: Foreign Languages Publishing House, 1961; More Soviet Science Fiction, New York: Collier, 1962 38 "Pictures Don't Lie," Katherine MacLean, Galaxy Science Fiction, August 1951; reprinted in The Diploids, New York: Avon, 1962 39 The Eye of the Queen, Phillip Mann, New York: Arbor, 1983 40 "Not So Certain," David Irvine Masson, xxx, yyy; The Caltrips of Time, David Irvine Masson, London: Faber, 1968 41 The Mote in God's Eye, Larry Niven, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1974 42 The Embedding, Ian Watson, New York: Scribner's, 1975 43 Babel-17, Samuel R. Delany, New York: Ace, 1968 44 The Language of Pao, Jack Vance, Satellite Science Fiction, December 1957 45 Language, Thought, and Reality, Selected Writings of Benjamin Lee Whorf, ed. John B. Carroll, New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1956 46 Solaris, Stanislaw Lem, 1961; translation London: Faber, 1970 47 Solaris, directed by Andrei Tarkovsky, xxxx, yyyy 48 Contact, Carl Sagan, New York: Simon and Schuster, 1985; grown out of a film treatment by Carl Sagan & Ann Druyan, assisted by Gentry Lee & Lynda Obst 49 "The Language of Love", Robert E. Sheckley, Galaxy Science Fiction, May 1957 50 Communication, Charles Fontenay, If, October 1957 51 Communication, (verse), Walter Kerr, Fantasy & Science Fiction, March 1962 52 The Communicators, Edward S. Aarons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, June 1958 53 "The Moon Moth", Jack Vance, Galaxy, xxx 1961, reprinted in The Science Fiction Hall of Fame, Volume Two B, ed. Ben Bova, New York: Doubleday, 1973 60 Third From The Sun, Rod Serling, Twilight Zone, 8 January 1960 61 The Monsters Are Due On Maple Street, Rod Serling, Twilight Zone, 4 March 1960 62 The Invaders, Richard Matheson, Twilight Zone, 27 January 1961 63 Will The Real Martian Please Stand Up, Rod Serling, Twilight Zone, 26 May 1961 64 To Serve Man, Rod Serling (from a story by Damon Knight), Twilight Zone, 2 March 1962 65 Hocus-Pocus and Frisby, Rod Serling, Twilight Zone, 13 April 1962 66 Probe 7 -- Over And Out, Rod Serling (directed by Ted Post), Twilight Zone, 29 November 1963 67 Black Leather Jacket, Earl Hamming Jr., Twilight Zone, 31 January 1964 68 Last and First Men, Olaf Stapledon, London: Methuen, 1930; Los Angeles: Jeremy tarcher, 1988, p.304 69 Anything You Can Do, "Darrel T. Langart", pseudonym of Randall Garrett, New York: Doubleday, 1963 70 Weston La Barre, "Paralinguistics, Kinesics, and Cultural Anthropology", in Approaches to Semiotics, ed. Thomas A. Sebeok, Alfred S. Hayes, Mary Catherine Bateson, The Hague: Mouton & Co., 1964 71 How to Learn an Unwritten Language, Sarah C. Gudschinsky, New York: Holt Rinehart & Winston, 1967 72 A Natural History of the Senses, Diana Ackerman, New York: Random House, 1990 73 The Social Meaning of Language, J. B. Pride, London: Oxford University Press, 1971 74 Theory of Language, James Beattie, London, 1788 75 The Dragons of Eden, Carl Sagan, New York: Random House, 1976 76 "Paralinguistics and Kinesics", Alfred S. Hayes, in Approaches to Semiotics, ed. Thomas A. Sebeok, Alfred S. Hayes, Mary Catherine Bateson, The Hague: Mouton & Co., 1964, 77 String Figures and How to Make Them: A Study of Cat's-Cradle in Many Lands, Caroline Furness Jayne, with an Ethnological Introduction by Alfred C. Haddon, New York: Dover, 1962 (unabridged reproduction of the work first published by Charles Scribner's Sons in 1906 under the former title String Figures.) 80 Cage a Man, F.M. Busby, New York: New American Library, 1973 81 Celestis, Paul Park, New York: Tor, 1995 82 Voyage of the Space Beagle, A.E. Van Vogt, xxx: yyy, 19zz 83 Barlowe's Guide to Extraterrestrials, Wayne Douglas Barlowe and Ian Summers, xx: yyy, 1979 84 JEM, Frederik Pohl, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1978; New York Baen, 1994 85 The Jupiter Theft, Donald Moffitt, New York: Del Rey, 1977 86 Mission of Gravity, Hal Clement, Garden City NJ: Doubleday, 1954 87 "Hard Sciences and Tough Technologies", Hal Clement, in The Craft of Science Fiction, ed. Reginald Bretnor, New York: Harper & Row, 1976, p.51 88 Cosmic Engineers: A Study of Hard Science Fiction, Westport CT: Greenwood Press, 1996 89 Stardance, Spider & Jeanne Robinson, xxx: yyy, 19ZZ 90 "Storm Warning", Donald Wollheim (as "Millard Verne Gordon"), Future Fantasy and Science Fiction, October 1942 91 The Nitrogen Fix, Hal Clement, xxx: yyy, 19xx 92 "Enemies in Space", Karl Gruert (in German), 1907; translated by Willy Ley in Invaders of Earth, ed. Groff Conklin, New York: Vanguard: 1952 93 All Judgment Fled, James White, New York: Walker, 1969 94 "Mother", Philip Josˇ Farmer, Thrilling Wonder Stories, April 1953, reprinted in Strange Relations, Philip Josˇ Farmer, New York: Avon, 1974 95 Two Planets, Kurd Lasswitz, published in German under the original title Auf Zwei Planeten, Lepzig: Verlag B. Elischer Nachfolger, 1897; translated in English translation, Carbondale: Southern Illinois Press, 1971 96 "The Children's Hour", Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore, Astounding Science Fiction, xx 1944, reprinted in A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume One, ed. Anthony Boucher, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1959 97 "The [Widget], the [Wadget], and Boff", Theodore Sturgeon, 1955, reprinted in A Treasury of Great Science Fiction, Volume One, ed. Anthony Boucher, Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1959 98 "Crisis", Edward Grendon, Astounding Science Fiction, June 1951; reprinted in Invaders of Earth, ed. Groff Conklin, New York: Vanguard, 1952 99 "The Waveries", Frederic Brown, Astounding Science Fiction, August 1944; reprinted in Invaders of Earth, ed. Groff Conklin, New York: Vanguard: 1952 100 "Angel's Egg", Edgar Pangborn, Galaxy Science Fiction, June 1951; reprinted in Invaders of Earth, ed. Groff Conklin, New York: Vanguard: 1952 101 Unearthly Neighbors, Chad Oliver, New York: Ballentine, 1960; revised (first hardcover) edition, New York: Crown, 1984 102 Foragers, Charles Oberndorf, New York: Bantam-Spectra, April 1996 103 Foreigner: A Novel of First Contact, C. J. Cherryh, New York: Daw, February 1994

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