The 1960s began The Space Age: • 1961–April 12, Yuri Gagarin, Russian Cosmonaut, makes the first flight from earth into space and is the first human to orbit the globe. • 1961–May 1, Alan Shepard, American Astronaut, makes a suborbital flight. • 1961–May 25, President Kennedy famously declares, “I believe that this nation should commit itself to achieving the goal, before this decade is out, of landing a man on the moon and returning him safely to Earth.” (The goal was achieved.) • 1962–Astronaut John Glenn is the first American to orbit the globe. • 1967–The musical “Hair” features a song by James Rado and Gerome Ragni whose first lines can be considered an ode to human fascination with the … Read More


I have been writing FUTURE CHRONICLES (subtitle: “The First 500 Years of the Age of Space”) for several years — working on it as time permits (and while publishing four earlier books: “AASHISH 1926-2034,” “READINGS FROM AN INDIA JOURNAL,” “THE MESSAGE,” and “TALES FROM EARTH ORBIT”). All can be found on my Amazon WarrenHall Crain Author Page.   When I return to Seattle from Kyrgyzstan and India in November, I will get back to work on FUTURE CHRONICLES, a book of future history, which I aim to publish on my birthday, 10 September 2019.   My earlier book “Tales from Earth Orbit” will be edited for inclusion in FUTURE CHRONICLES … and here is what the reviewer Christopher K. Scherer … Read More

9 JULY 2017 #32 ARE WE ALONE?

ARE WE ALONE? WHAT IF WE’RE NOT? SETI — the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence —  has been going on for awhile. SETI looks for planets that could support life … maybe intelligent life … and listens for messages aliens might try to send us. METI – Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence —  is now getting started. METI scientists are not just listening for messages from aliens, they are devising messages to send to aliens. This means sending radio waves in regular patterns intelligent beings could recognize as deliberate attempts at contact, not just radio noise. Until recently, an  answer to a METI message sent to the far reaches of the universe was not considered possible for another 50,000 years. But this year, … Read More


WITH MY GREAT GRANDSONS IN TACOMA Braylon and Tyson are now almost 5 years old. The future is theirs. As a future historian, I think about that a lot. I live in hope expectant that we can and will solve Earth’s problems … and that the future for these boys and all the world’s children for generations to come will be quite wonderful. My novels of future history are coming along rapidly. TALES FROM EARTH ORBIT will publish in September … FUTURE CHRONICLES to follow in 2017. Braylon and Tyson are already reading, and I hope that someday they will read and enjoy their great grandpa’s books. WarrenHall Crain Tacoma, Washington 28 July 2016 Please like & share: