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Missed your posts. Hope you're here to stay & that your schedule's not so hectic now!

Dave Dale

Mr. Sagan

could you please help me I have been going crazy trying to find the theory that your dad came up with that Jodie Foster quoted in CONTACT you know the one about if you took all the planets in the universe and if 1% of those had water and 1% of those .I can't remember the hole thing and I would really like to find it I am trying to get my kids in to reading about your dads theories Pease help me Thank you [email protected]

Nick Sagan

jiko: Thank you! I've missed talking with you and everyone here, and hopefully I'll be able to post more consistently than I have recently.

Dave Dale: Sure, I'm happy to help. If I'm not mistaken, you're asking about the Drake Equation, which my dad was a great proponent of, but it was formulated by his good friend (and my godfather), the astronomer Frank Drake. Here's a wiki link:


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Idlewild Trilogy

  • i d l e w i l d

    "Sagan has a ferocious imagination."
    -- Stephen Baxter

  • e d e n b o r n

    "One of the best post-apocalyptic novels you will ever read."
    -- SFX Magazine

  • e v e r f r e e

    "Sagan's mind-blowing post-apocalyptic trilogy comes to a satisfying, terrifying conclusion."
    -- Kirkus Reviews


  • Aristeia Rising

    "An intense and intelligent story partnered with art that makes your eyes drool."
    -- Ain't It Cool News

  • Hubris

    "Lord, this is epic. If you thought the first volume of the Shrapnel series was intense, brutal, and dark, just wait until you get your hands on its follow up."
    -- Comics Bulletin


  • Future Proof

    "A delightful 'expedition in search of the future,' providing clear explanations of today's cutting-edge technologies to find where science fiction has become reality."
    -- Publishers Weekly

Star Trek

  • Voyager: Season 5

    "Year five of Star Trek: Voyager is the greatest achievement in its seven year run. This is Voyager in its prime, and in its absolute top form."
    -- DVD Answers

  • TNG: Season 7

    "One of Next Generation's best seasons ever... The series was at the top of its game, consistently turning out episodic sci-fi hours that felt fresh and captured the imagination."
    -- SciFi.com

Computer Games

  • Zork Nemesis

    "The story is dark and gripping. Numerous subplots and twists are heightened by a surprise climactic revelation. Character developments are complex. The portrayals of the dark side of mankind in these characters are chilling."
    -- The Adventure Collective




Carl Sagan

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