Frank White is a writer who has spent much of his career thinking about the implications of space exploration for human evolution. He has authored or co-authored a total of 14 books, including: The Overview Effect, The SETI Factor, The New Camelot, March of the Millennia and Think About Space (with Isaac Asimov), The Ice Chronicles (with Paul Mayewski), and Decision: Earth, a novel. Frank’s latest book, The Cosma Hypothesis, asks the fundamental question, “What is the evolutionary purpose of human space exploration?” Recent developments in both governmental and non-governmental space exploration efforts appear to vindicate many of the ideas that were initially explicated in The Overview Effect. Frank is now working on a revision of that work, focusing on trends that have begun to appear since the first edition came out in 1987. Frank and his wife Donna live near Boston; they have five children and 10 grandchildren.