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Beautifully written story by Sean Daly on Paul LaViolette (“The Man Who Fell From Earth,” 8/11), a mad scientist of the first order. I’d never heard of LaViolette before, and though I believe his pulsar = alien communication = warning theory to be pure bunk, I nonetheless caught myself rooting for him to be right by the time I’d finished the article.

South Bend, Ind.