JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post
After watching a BBC series on the planets on Netflix, and having the idea of life on Jupiter's moon Europa addressed, it occurred to me that I've seen the answer to this before. And here is is, by Frank Paul, "Life on Europa", created for the back cover of Amazing Stories, September 1940. (From the Frank Wu website, much of which is dedicated to Mr. Paul.
Mr. PAul settled the issue, which he perhaps made up just that morning--I am particularly impressed by the globular units on t\he surface, plus, of course, the very interesting beings talking with the human explorer.
But in general Paul had a very large landscape for his deep well of life forms, sometimes seeming as though they were infinite.
And all of this done without the benefit or cause of Roswell. It seems to me, though, that if offered the choice between believing in a universe of teeming life versus just that which we experience here on Earth, I'd choose the former instantly, and get right on board the Frank Paul train.