A brief short story I wrote -- about the first message we receive from an extra-terrestrial civilization -- has recently been published by the "SciPhi Journal" (an on-line magazine that specializes in philosophical science fiction.) You can read the story for free at:
Perhaps the story can provide a touch of humor during these days of so much dark news. All the very best to everyone for a "cosmic" new year: may our planet becomes a better world for all of us.
More about my ventures into the world of science fiction -- after having dealt with science fact for more than four decades -- can be found at: