September 13th, 2008
Book of the Day: Wanderlust, by Ann Aguirre

Broke and unemployed, “Jumper” Sirantha Jax accepts a diplomatic mission for the government— only to find herself up against Syndicate criminals, man-eating aliens, and her own grimspaceweakened body.

Oh, I do love this series…

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In keeping with the science fictionish nature of the book, do you believe there’s intelligent life on planets other than earth?

My answer: There has to be, right? It’s hard for me to imagine we have the whole universe to ourselves.


43 comments to “Book of the Day: Wanderlust, by Ann Aguirre”

  1. I certainly hope there is life out there. It would be very bleak to think we are “alone” in the universe.

  2. I imagine there are, but they probably won’t want to contact us 😉

    Have a lovely day! 🙂

  3. there better be…….cause sometimes i don’t think there is on earth..!!!!! my answer is-yes.

  4. I believe that there is other living beings in this universe, because even though there are people with great imagination somebody must have seen on before. Since alot of aliens look similar if you compare pictures from each decade when aliens were seen.

  5. I believe there is intelligent life on other planets. We can’t be the best there is.

  6. Yes, I believe there must be…to think that Earth is the only planet among millions that could support and develop intelligent life is not only arrogant, but rather depressing.

    Now…do I want to meet an intelligent being from another world? Hmmmmm…not so sure about that.

  7. Do I think there is other life out there? No. The romantic in me hopes so but in all honesty, I think we’d run into signs of intelligent life if it existed.

  8. Good morning Anya,

    Yes, I do there is way to much space out there that hasn’t been explored for there not to be.

    Thank you,
    Susan B
    sbussey AT

  9. Yes, I definitely believe there is life on other planets besides Earth. In such a huge universe it is hard to believe we would be the only living beings existing.

  10. Yes, there must be life on other planets and it’s probably more advanced than life here on Earth. Our ventures into space have probably been exceeded many times over by others who are too smart to come here.

  11. In keeping with the science fictionish nature of the book, do you believe there’s intelligent life on planets other than earth?
    I enjoy all books with a supernatural look: vampires, werewolves and witches etc. so it goes without saying that I believe there is more out there.

  12. Is there intelligent life somewhere?

    Maybe. I’m more inclined to think that there might at one time have been intelligent life in other places, but perhaps not now. But I think it’s entirely possible.

  13. It’s nice to think that there is life out there somewhere. But will we ever know for sure?

  14. I’m still waiting for the little blue F*@kers, as Whitley Strieber called them, to appear. He’s an alien abductee.

    I’m not sure if I believe. I’m the kinda person that has to see it to believe it :). But it does seem strange to think we are the only life form floatin around out there on a planet!

  15. I absolutely believe that there is intelligent life on other planets. We know about and have explored only one tiny spec of the universe and what we currently know about the solar system. Makes you wonder if everyone who has a difficult time finding their “soul mate” here on earth has a person on another planet whom they will never meet who would be that one person who would complete them.

  16. I would like to think that there is. With so many different planets out there I can’t believe we’d be the only ones!

  17. I have always thought so. I’ve been a labeled a conceited person, but I think that for anyone to think that we’re the only ones in the entire universe–that big vast blackness that we have barely explored or charted–is the biggest conceit and arrogance. Those are the folks who piss off the wrong species and wreck it for the rest of us.

  18. I do believe there is intelligent life on other planets and this is why they don’t visit ours! 😆

  19. I have to agree with most everyone that there has to be other life in the universe. It is much to big for just us to the only ones.

  20. Yes, there’s billions and billions of stars out there that we know of and probably a lot we don’t. It seems unlikely that there isn’t any other life somewhere.

  21. I believe it is a possibility that there’s intelligent life on the other planets; however, exactly what kind of intelligent life is out there is debatable.

  22. (Please don’t enter me in the drawing, I already have the book–a signed ARC in fact :mrgreen: )

    Given the size and age of the universe, it’s incontheivable that there would not be (or have been, as the case might be) intelligent life all over the place.

    (am I parenthetical today or what?)

  23. I always wondered how we could be the only ones here… so yes, I believe there are others out there!!! 😮

  24. define intelligent :mrgreen:

    Yes I believe there is life out there.

  25. I think it is very possible, but the jury is still out for me.

  26. Well – I’ve heard it said that all stories are based upon some reality somewhere. So to keep along with that thinking, their probably is – we just are intelligent enough to determine exactly where.

  27. I think there has to be. We can’t be the only planet with intelligent life on it when you know there are millions of planets out there in the universe. There are galaxies that we have yet to even discover, so yeah.

  28. I do believe there’s intelligent life on other planets.

  29. I believe in life on other planets becaue of the following:
    In 1961, University of California, Santa Cruz astronomer and astrophysicist Dr. Frank Drake devised the Drake equation. This controversial equation multiplied estimates of the following terms together:

    The rate of formation of suitable stars.
    The fraction of those stars which contain planets.
    The number of Earth-like worlds per planetary system.
    The fraction of planets where intelligent life develops.
    The fraction of possible communicative planets.
    The “lifetime” of possible communicative civilizations.

    Drake used the equation to scientifically state that there are an estimated 10,000 planets containing intelligent life with the possible capability of communicating with Earth in the Milky Way galaxy.

    You can’t really argue with that, now can you?

  30. There is a lot of available space out there for the earth to be the only inhabited planet.

  31. There has to be intelligent life out there somewhere. With the vastness of the universe and the millions of planets out there, we can’t be the only life there is.

  32. 🙄Well, out of all the planets, galaxies etc. it doesn’t seem logical that we would be the only beings in the universe.

  33. I would like to think that there is intelligent life out there.

  34. Logically, there just has to be.


  35. I absolutely think there is!

  36. I’m sure there is intelligent life somewhere else. I’ve always thought the Drake equation sounded pretty convincing.

  37. It would be very egotistical of us to think we were all alone!

  38. I am of the opinion that there is intelligent life out there, they just are not interested in communicating with us yet.

  39. If there are an infinite number of galaxies, then the possibilities of other life forms in other galaxies is also infinite. We are not alone!

  40. I love this series! I’m so bummed that we’ll have to wait a whole year before the third novel comes out, but Ann Aguirre has a UF novel coming out this winter and I can’t wait to read it.

    P.S. Don’t enter me in this contest…I had to get this book as soon as it came out. Unless it’s autographed, then all means put my name in. 😛

  41. I agree, we can’t be the only planet like this

  42. I can’t believe we’re the only beings in the whole universe either. For all we know some others are already here.

  43. Yes, absolutely. I’m a skeptical person in general, but I think with the number of planets out we are most likely not alone.