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Whitley Strieber

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American writer best known for his horror novels The Wolfen and The Hunger and for Communion, a non-fiction description of his experiences with apparent alien contact. He has recently made significant advances in understanding this phenomenon, and has published his new discoveries in Solving the Communion Enigma.

Strieber also co-authored The Coming Global Superstorm with Art Bell, which inspired the blockbuster film about sudden climate change, The Day After Tomorrow.

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Whitley Strieber Read the best books in your area of interest. Think carefully about character, because character is everything. Story flows from character, not the…moreRead the best books in your area of interest. Think carefully about character, because character is everything. Story flows from character, not the other way around.(less)
Whitley Strieber If by 'come to terms' you mean reached a conclusion, I haven't. The reason is that there simply has not be adequate study either of the observed…moreIf by 'come to terms' you mean reached a conclusion, I haven't. The reason is that there simply has not be adequate study either of the observed phenomena or the people who have close encounters, so we have no baseline.

I have co-authored a book with Jeff Kripal, the Religion Chair at Rice University in Houston which is called Super Natural: a New Vision of the Unexplained. It re-envisions the whole spectrum of paranormal events and rejected knowledge. It will be out from Tarcher/Penguin in Feburary of 2016.

We have been debating whether or not these strange manifestations were real or not since the time of the ancient Greeks. It is time to step back and re-address them as an unknown that is accessible to culture and science in any number of ways that have nothing to do with that fruitless argument.

So, in a sense, I have come to terms with the unanswered question. I have found a new focus that accepts it as something that can be answered, but does not speculate about what that answer may be.(less)
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message 7: by Harry

Harry Whitewolf Thanks for the friendship Whitley! Best wishes to you.


Eileen Thanks for the add....its an honor!!! :)


Jeremy Vaeni Oh, that's right. "Evenings With Demons." Sorry I fudged the title. Still, it's the one book I long to read. I love your stories long and short.


Whitley There will be another book in the series this time next year.


message 3: by Felix

Felix Thanks for the friend invite. "Alien Hunter" was one of the best thriller I've read in awhile.. Salivating for the next Flynn Carroll abduction of my time!


message 2: by Whitley (last edited Sep 18, 2013 09:04PM)

Whitley Jeremy wrote: "For the love of all things sacred in the world, please rerelease "Conversations With Demons" so that I may read it and (eventually) die happy. Barring that, please send me a copy. I promise to retu..."

I have never written anything called 'Conversations with Demons," largely because I haven't had any such conversations. I published a book of short stories called 'Evenings with Demons' 20 years ago. It does not mean that I am in league with demons. It is simply a book of ordinary short stories. It's out of print. No publisher would dream of releasing my stories.


Jeremy Vaeni For the love of all things sacred in the world, please rerelease "Conversations With Demons" so that I may read it and (eventually) die happy. Barring that, please send me a copy. I promise to return it if it's your only one :)


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