The Galactic Club

SHORT REVIEWS

by Phoebe Adams

by Ronald N. Bracewell. Scribner’s and W. H. Freeman. $8.95. The author is a professor of electrical engineering at Stanford University but his interests are not limited to wiring. This book is devoted to calculating the odds in favor of the existence of other inhabited planets, their likeliest locations, and the most effective means of communicating with them or, more probably, responding to their attempts to communicate with us. Speculation, of course, but on an intelligent and provocative level. Illustrations.