by Gary Kinder
Pocket Books, NY 1988
Light Years is the story of Swiss farmer Billy Meier who over the years has taken dozens of clear daylight photos of UFOs. The photos seem to be too good to be true. That is what is so suspicious about these photos. However if Meier does hoax these photos he either must have an assistant or else he is the most clever hoaxer of UFO photos in history because Meier lost an arm in an accident decades ago. The extraordinary story of this simple Swiss farmer who claims contact with extraterrestrials is told from a sympathetic point of view by author Gary Kinder. This reviewer is highly skeptical of Meier's story but the reader is invited to judge for his or herself by reading Light Years.