Book was about all of Human History and everything humans did from the beginning of time was all to help an alien planet. Don't really have much more of a memory about the story only that I think it is a sci fi classic.

  • 2001: A Space Odyssey? – Valorum Sep 16 '16 at 13:20
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    This is very broad and fits a variety of novels. You need to be more specific about the events. What kind of aliens? How did they help humanity? Why did they help? Etc etc – Valorum Sep 16 '16 at 13:21
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    The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy? – Chenmunka Sep 16 '16 at 13:31
  • @Chenmunka - too early, HHG was 70s, but good guess – Radhil Sep 16 '16 at 13:48
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    If it was a short story, I'd say it was 'Does a bee care?', but if it's a full novel, the "Sirens of Titan" seems most likely. Do details like Stonehenge and the Great Wall of China being messages from the alien's people sound familiar? – K-H-W Sep 16 '16 at 13:59

The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. possibly, where human history and accomplishment is all to provide a message between Tralfamadore and an alien crashed on earth.

The Sirens of Titan largely deals with questions of free will, with multiple characters being stripped of it and the revelation that humanity had been secretly manipulated for millennia for an inane purpose playing major roles in the story.

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