"What do we do with the only species on ten thousand planets that is stupid enough to have wars?"
That's what the aliens' special council asked me. Their fingers hovered over the little red button that they only had to press to turn Earth into stardust. I think they thought the people who lived there were like flu germs - insignificant, yet nasty and dangerous - best eliminated!
So Susan, Duncan and I set off back home again, to look for a good reason to keep Earth alive. It certainly wasn't going to be easy!