When Thomas Edison invented his carbon filament lamp in 1879, gas shares fell overnight.
Once we have absorbed all the messages left behind by the "gods," flesh and blood encounters with astronauts from distant stars will lose their terror because we shall know aht these beings have something in common with us: They, too, experienced the day of their creation at some point in time.
Many people have scoffed at the idea of beings from another universe visiting Earth. But in 1970 we witnessed the drama of a crippled American spacecraft being brought back to earth. Suppose it had landed on another planet? What would our astronauts teach the inhabitants? What remnants of their efforts to return to Earth would be left behind? How would that planet's inhabitants remember our men in myth and art?
The answers we would give fit exactly the vast number of unexplained mysteries that have been found around the world. Gods From Outer Space is another fascinating examination of a part of our history that has been badly neglected. It will be eagerly read and discussed by the millions of people who enjoyed Erich von Daniken's first international bestseller, Chariots of the Gods?