K-PAX is a novel about a psychiatric patient who claims to be from another planet (K-PAX), his relationship with his doctor (Gene Brewer), and with the other patients at the hospital, some of whom show remarkable improvement after speaking with “prot” (rhymes with “goat”). The novel was first published in March, 1995 by St. Martin’s Press (New York), and subsequently in 20 countries around the world. K-PAX was nominated for the Arthur C. Clarke award in 1996. Reviews have been excellent (see Amazon.com). The paperback version appeared in March, 2001.