The Aliens Are Coming!

  • by Ben Miller
  • Narrated by Ben Miller
  • 7 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Discover the fascinating and cutting-edge science behind the greatest question of all: is there life beyond Earth? For millennia, we have looked up at the stars and wondered whether we are alone in the universe. In the last few years, scientists have made huge strides towards answering that question.
In The Aliens Are Coming!, comedian and best-selling science writer Ben Miller takes us on a fantastic voyage of discovery, from the beginnings of life on Earth to the very latest search for alien intelligence.
What soon becomes clear is that the hunt for extraterrestrials is also an exploration of what we actually mean by life. What do you need to kick-start life? How did the teeming energy of the big bang end up as frogs, trees and quantity surveyors? How can evolution provide clues about alien life? What might it look like? (Probably not green and sexy, sadly.)
As our probes and manned missions venture out into the solar system, and our telescopes image Earthlike planets with ever-increasing accuracy, our search for alien life has never been more exciting - or better funded.
The Aliens Are Coming! is a comprehensive, accessible and hugely entertaining guide to that search and our quest to understand the very nature of life itself.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Interesting and witty

Ben Miller's light touch makes dense ideas easily digestible.
I sniggered out loud on public transport on several occasions and came away with my enthusiasm for this subject, well and truly informed and uplifted.
Thoroughly enjoyable.
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- C. Cooney

Fantastically interesting . Brilliantly read .

The second Ben Miller book I've bought and very interesting it is too . Some very well described and funny analogies and some very informative facts . Brilliant book
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- steve

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-02-2016
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK