I’m shelving “Pale Blue Dot” by Carl Sagan for now 📖

It’s very well written, and I’m glad other people get a lot out of it.

After the lovely introduction that includes his famous speech, the first half of the book is a detailed history of humans’ relationship with space observation and space flight, which I found somewhat illuminating, but dull.

What I read of the second half was a retread on why climate change is bad – for the record, climate change is bad. And real. But I already knew that.

I assume the “good stuff” – the stuff that the book cover promises, speculating on how humans move forward into the universe – comes after that, but I’d already put a few hours into it, and needed a break.