Lunan, Duncan Alasdair (1945–)

Duncan Lunan was a Scottish writer of popular science and science fiction who, in his 1974 book Man and the Stars,1 argued cogently that certain historical radio anomalies2, 3, 4 could best be accounted for in terms of long-delay echoes from a Bracewell probe located at one of the Earth-Moon Lagrangian points. The anomalies he referred to were subsequently explained in more mundane terms.5



1. Lunan, Duncan. Man and the Stars. London:Souvenir Press (1974). Published in the United States as Interstellar Contact. Chicago: Henry Regnery (1975).
2. Budden, K. G., and Yates, G. G. "A Search for Radio Echoes of Long Delays," Journal of Atmospheric and Terrestrial Physics, 2, 272 (1952).
3. Stormer, C. "Short Wave Echoes and the Aurora Borealis," Nature, 122, 681 (1928).
4. van der Pol, B. "Short Wave Echoes and the Aurora Borealis," Nature, 122, 878 (1928).
5. Stonely, Jack, and Lawton, Anthony T. CETI: Communication with Extraterrestrial Intelligence. New York: Warner Books (1976).