Synopses & Reviews
December 21, 2012, may be one of the most watched dates in history. Every 26,000 years, Earth lines up with the exact center of our galaxy. At 11:11 on December 21, 2012, this event happens again, and the ancient Maya calculated that it would mark the end, not only of this age, but of human consciousness as we know it. But what will actually happen? The end of the world? A new age for mankind? Nothing? The last time this happened, Cro-Magnon man suddenly began creating great art in the caves of southern France, which to this day remains one of the most inexplicable changes in human history. Now Whitley Strieber explores 2012 in a towering work of fiction that will astound readers with its truly new insights and a riveting roller-coaster ride of a story. A mysterious alien presence unexpectedly bursts out of sacred sites all over the world and begins to rip human souls from their bodies, plunging the world into chaos it has never before known. Courage meets cowardice, loyalty meets betrayal as an entire world struggles to survive this incredible end-all war. Heroes emerge, villains reveal themselves, and in the end something completely new and unexpected happens that at once lifts the fictional characters into a new life, and sounds a haunting real-world warning for the future.
“Engrossing . . . A first rate exercise in literary paranoia.”—Publishers Weekly on The Grays “[A] truly spooky sci-fi tale.”—People on The Grays “A terrific read. . . . A quantum leap back to the top of his fictional form, powered by his newer non-fiction obsessions.”—Booklist on The Grays
From the #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author comes a frightening new apocalyptic thriller based on the ancient Mayan prediction that, on December 21, 2012, the Earth will align with the exact center of the galaxy. The Mayan calendar will end, and a new age will begin.
About the Author
WHITLEY STRIEBER is the author of over twenty novels and works of nonfiction among them The Grays, The Wolfen, The Hunger, Communion, and The Coming Global Superstorm (with Art Bell), which was the inspiration for the film The Day After Tomorrow.