Seth Shostak's a pretty nice guy, and probably didn't deserve to be tackled in
a dark alley by an elite force of Pigdog journalists. But we had questions—questions
about extraterrestrials—and we'd heard Seth is the Man To Ask.
After all, he's a SETI astronomer. For decades he's been listening to the
things the stars say. Get him liquored up at a party and he'll start doing
impressions of quasars.
Seth has his very own autographed SPOCK
Tell us about the aliens, we said. We want the truth.
Ow, he said. Get off me. I'll tell you what I know.
But my tape of the interview starts only with a mysterious white noise, and
when the voices finally come through, Seth is saying that there are things he
can't talk about...