Trying to recall a juvenile book (perhaps an in-class purchase from Scholastic book-club in the mid-late 1970s). Maybe a boy meets alien story, or at least boy picks up their transmissions. They ETs are talking about the "Kyklos galaxy" and the boy figures out they are using an old Greek term for the Milky Way (implying they've been here before).

  • Sounds vaguely familiar to me. Could it have been a Danny Dunn book?
    – LAK
    Nov 10, 2016 at 19:46
  • Possible as I must have read that entire series - but as hardcover library volumes. Quick search pulled up a title "Danny Dunn and the Voice from Space", but no text online. Straining less-than-reliable memory I think that book may have involved filling in a grid of "pixels" to decode radio signals into an image based message. So not sure. (Seem to be e-books for Miss Pickerell out there, but not for Danny.)
    – r-evans
    Nov 11, 2016 at 0:58
  • @r-evans You seem to have created two different accounts; if you merge them, you'll then be able to leave comments on your own post rather than (non-)answers.
    – Rand al'Thor
    Nov 11, 2016 at 1:05
  • I grabbed the Danny Dunn book from the library. I remember reading it at one point. I'll try to skim it tonight.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Nov 17, 2016 at 22:40
  • I skimmed through to find messages and they don't receive a message until the very end. It's the grid of pixels that you remember, and there are no words, let alone "Kyklos". Sorry.
    – FuzzyBoots
    Nov 18, 2016 at 3:51


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