From the best-selling author of Communion comes the mysterious true story of how an unknown visitor barged into Streiber's hotel room late one night and imparted extraordinary lessons in personal development and man's fate that challenge us to rethink every assumption about the meaning of life. At 2:30 in the morning of June 6, 1998, Whitley Streiber was awakened by someone knocking on his hotel-room door. A man came in, and everything he said was life-altering. This is the unsettling and ultimately enlightening narrative of what happened that night. Strieber was never really sure who this strange and knowing visitor was - a "Master of Wisdom"? A figure from a different realm of consciousness? A preternaturally intelligent being? He called him the Master of the Key. The one thing of which Strieber was certain is that both the man and the encounter were real. The main concern of the Master of the Key is to save each of us from self-imprisonment. "Mankind is trapped," the stranger tells Strieber. "I want to help you spring the trap." In a sweeping exchange between Strieber and the stranger - which takes the form of a classical student-teacher dialogue in pursuit of inner understanding - the unknown man presents a lesson in human potential, esoteric psychology, and man's fate. He illuminates why man has been caught in a cycle of repeat violence and self-destruction - and the slender, but very real, possibility for release. In its breadth and intimacy, The Key is on par with contemporary metaphysical traditions, such as A Course in Miracles, or even with the dialogues of modern wisdom teachers, such as D. T. Suzuki and Carl Jung.
©2011 Whitley Strieber (P)2011 Penguin
Whitley Strieber and Jeffrey J. Kripal team up on this unprecedented and intellectually vibrant new framing of inexplicable events and experiences. Rather than merely document the anomalous, these authors - one the man who popularized alien abduction and the other a renowned scholar - deliver a fast-paced and exhilarating study of why the supernatural is neither fantasy nor fiction, but a vital and authentic aspect of life. Their suggestion? That all kinds of "impossible" things, from extra-dimensional beings to bilocation to bumps in the night, are not impossible at all: rather, they are a part of our natural world. But this natural world is immeasurably more weird, more wonderful, and probably more populated than we have so far imagined with our current categories and cultures, which are what really make these things seem "impossible". The Super Natural considers that the natural world is actually a "super natural world" - and all we have to do to see this is to change the lenses through which we are looking at it and the languages through which we are presently limiting it. In short: the extraordinary exists if we know how to look at and think about it.
©2016 Walker & Collier, Inc., and Jeffrey J. Kripal (P)2017 Tantor
Millions of people are confronting aliens that authorities say do not exist. Now Whitley Strieber, author of the #1 best seller Communion, which detailed his own close encounters, returns with The Grays, a mind-bending journey behind the curtain of secrecy that surrounds the subject of aliens. This audiobook will make you think deeply, not only about the mystery of who the Grays are, but who exactly we are. Meet the Three Thieves: a group of Grays assigned to duty in a small Kentucky town. They've been occupying this town for decades, abducting its residents and manipulating bloodlines in an attempt to create an ultra-intelligent human being. Nine-year-old Conner Callahan will face the ultimate terror as he struggles to understand who he has been bred to be and what he must do to save humanity. Meet Colonel Michael Wilkes, a government official who has monitored the Grays' presence for years. He's done everything in his power to keep the secret of the Grays from reaching the public, but when the Grays begin to reveal themselves, Wilkes' fear of ultimate occupation forces him to set in motion a sinister plan to ensure the survival of humanity. But at what cost? The fate of the human race lies in one woman, Lauren Glass. Her father was the only man to communicate with the Grays. His untimely death leaves Lauren the unique ability to communicate with the last remaining captive Gray, known as A for Adam, and she may be the only one to truly unravel the Grays' ultimate plan.
©2006 Whitley Strieber (P)2006 Audio Renaissance, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
A new world is coming...if we can take it. First, there was Communion, the biggest best seller about alien contact ever published. Now, after 33 years of having what he calls "the visitors" in his life, Whitley Strieber returns with a new vision of contact that has the power to change the world. The strange entities he wrote about in Communion have been in the lives of the close encounter witnesses now for a generation, but they have remained hidden from most of us. They are ready for that to change. But its up to us. From A New World: As science advances, we are finding that the universe is far larger and more complex than we ever imagined, and mysterious beings like our visitors, which we dismissed as imaginary, are turning out to be real. This is calling to all of us to find a new life - a new world - in which they play a part. As we are coming to realize that they are real and here, we also find ourselves asking the question that Col. Philip Corso asked so long ago when he found himself facing them: Whats in it for us? They want to join us. They need us, but more importantly, we need them - their wisdom and their insight into the peril of our world and how to ensure our future. Dare we open our door to them?
©2019 Walker & Collier, Inc. (P)2019 Walker & Collier, Inc.
In the dark, they are watching... They are waiting for you. No one has ever lived to tell the horrifying truth about them. Yet even now the Wolfen are gathered in the night-dark alleys ... unseen, poised ... ready to destroy their helpless human prey. Only one man and one woman, trained cops, willing to risk their lives, stand in the way.
©1978 Walker & Collier (P)2014 David N. Wilson
Five years after a "limited" nuclear war, two survivors journey across America. They - and you - will discover what is left of our way of life, the depth of the devastation, and the hopes of a new society desperately struggling to be born.
©1984 Walker & Collier (P)2015 David N. Wilson
Some people in Maywell, New Jersey, commute to New York. Some are working on a lab project that will change the world - if it is allowed to succeed. And some people are witches. Amanda Walker is not a witch - yet. She's an artist, looking for work - unaware that someone has a desperate need for her, a dark plan that may require Amanda to enter death itself. If she is allowed to live long enough to make the choice. Amanda's tale is far stranger than she knows. It is ancient beyond memory. In times of great change it must be relived, in all its fear and hope, its wisdom and its passion. One of those times is now.
©1986 Walker & Collier (P)2015 David N. Wilson
In the Night Church, on the altar of the true church, no one will see the rape, no one will hear the screams of ecstasy - no one except the devil's disciples... She is young, incredibly desirable - the virgin bride. He is young, incredibly brilliant - the devil's groom. They are genetically perfect, programmed to plant a seed of flesh, destined to breed a mutant life of overwhelming beauty and overwhelming evil. Evil which will emerge as the anti-human, evil which will use cold, sinister technology to wipe out the world - our world. Now, it is a matter of life and death. For them. For us. For humankind. "The Night Church is wild. Whitley Strieber is probably the most original of the new wave of horror writers." (Peter Straub, American novelist)
©1983 Whitley Strieber (P)2020 David N. Wilson
Once it is given, a dog's love is forever. Bob was a cattle dog, a dingo mix, and his love for Buddy was like that. When Buddy left the ranch, for an important reason but not one any dog could understand, Bob did the only thing a loyal dog is going to do. He followed his master. He followed him across the night prairie, along the white roads and across the vast stretching plains, until finally he reached the town where Buddy's last scent slipped away on the wind. This is the story of Bob's journey to locate Buddy, and the courage of both dog and master, each of them doing what he had to do to find his true way. On this journey, Bob comes to a moment of choice that will forever define him. He will take either the hard path that leads to Buddy or the easy one that will fill his starving belly. The road to Dog Heaven is a lot like our own road, full of hardship and danger and temptation. This is the story of one dog's journey to that heaven.
©2015 Walker & Collier (P)2015 David N. Wilson
The mound, a quiet town gathering spot...until now. Now something undeniably evil is hiding beneath it. A powerful darkness, terror with unfathomable needs and desires, spreading its roots in secret, transforming all that the good townfolk love and cherish: Their past, their hopes, their souls. Courageous physicist Brian Kelley and his beautiful, very pregnant wife, must confront the horror. They will band together with their neighbors to battle a power transcending their worst imaginings. And only an impossible gamble will give them a chance to survive The Forbidden Zone - master storyteller Whitley Strieber's breakneck journey beyond the cutting edge of terrifying suspense.
©2014 Whitley Strieber (P)2020 David N. Wilson
An exciting, joyous story of what happens when a new creature with a new mind, but as intelligent as us, comes into the world. Found in a dying jungle, six strange babies are spirited off to the United States where a fantastic discovery is made. Like us, they are hominids. They don't share our DNA but they're highly intelligent. So they're animals -less than slaves, but as smart as us. This makes them incredibly valuable and the company that discovered them sees a fortune in the making by selling their offspring. But not if primate expert Beth Cooke, brought in to get them to breed, and her Army Ranger husband Charlie have anything to say about it. Will these brilliant captives get their chance to discover themselves, to look up at the stars, to be free...or will they become an animal commodity, bought and sold like cattle? Get this extraordinary novel today and find out!
©2018 Walker and Collier, Inc (P)2020 Walker and Collier, Inc.
Beginning in 1982, The Adam's Round Table, a group of America's most talented and successful mystery writers, convened every month in New York to discuss their craft. When author/agent Bill Adler suggested they each write a short story located in a different section of Manhattan, their enthusiastic response was Murder in Manhattan, a collection of short stories featuring a suspenseful cast of characters and plots set in the world's greatest city. Stories in this collection include: "Lucky Day" by Mary Higgins Clark, performed by Betsy Palmer. A young bride suspects her husband's complicity in a mysterious disappearance. "Vaudeville" by Whitley Strieber, performed by Roddy McDowell. An aging vaudeville comedienne dies, but not laughing. "Till Death Do Us Part" by Dorothy Salisbury Davis, performed by Juliet Mills. A high-powered literary agent's sword is mightier than her pen. "Directed Verdict" by Thomas Chastain, performed by Peter Graves. A veteran homicide cop unravels a complicated web of deception.
©1986 Mary Higgins Clark / Whitley Strieber / Dorothy Salisbury Davis / Thomas Chastain (P)2016 Dove Morrow Books-on-Tape / Phoenix Books
Stories by Seven Renowned American mystery writers offer a delightful mix of mystery, suspense and murder in this new anthology. LUCKI DAY Author: Mary Higgins Clark, Performed by: Betsy Palmer A young bride suspects her husband is somehow involved in a strange disappearance. VAUDEVILLE Author: Whitley Strieber, Performed by: Roddy McDowall An aging vaudeville comedienne dies, but not laughing. PIRATE'S MOON Author: William F. Nolan, Performed by: Perry King A psychic working for the LAPD fails to foresee that a stone-age cannibal cult may be terrorizing the city. STARSTRUCK Author: Jon A. Breen, Performed by James Stacy A group of aging actors is still fatally haunted by the consequences of the McCarthy-era blacklist. SNOOKERED Author: Gerald Tomlinson Performed by: David Birney The story of a new breed of football coach and a team the sportswriters can't ignore. IT WAS BAD ENOUGH Author: Ron Goulart, Performed by: Arte Johnson The tragic story of a comedian trying to make his comeback who learns his ex-wife's tell-all book is about to be filmed. GEE WHIZ, MY LOVELY Author: Betty Buchanan, Performed by: Joan Rivers A bouncy private investigator is invited by a "gorgeous nut" to find an elusive figure named Harvey.
©2009 Phoenix (P)2009 Phoenix
Whitley Strieber is a literary legend, and Jesus: A New Vision is the most provocative book of his career. As the author of such influential books as Warday, Natures End, Communion, and Superstorm, he ranks among the cultural forces of our time. Jesus: A New Vision is at once a magisterial work of scholarship and a completely new approach to the meaning and message of Jesus. It comes at a time when the Western world is divided between a declining number of believers in Christian doctrine and an ever-increasing number of people who feel that Jesus was nothing more than a religious zealot who was executed for the crime of sedition. What if neither of these approaches is right? What if Jesus really did perform miracles, including the resurrection, but that this says not that he was a deity, but that he was exercising human powers which are buried within us all and which we do not suspect are there? By exploring the life of Jesus and his teachings in an entirely new way, Jesus: A New Vision sheds fresh light on the meaning and power of his parables, explores the mysteries of the gospels of Thomas and Mary with fresh insight, and explains why, as Strieber puts it, he committed suicide by crucifixion. It also addresses the questions that continue to surround the Shroud of Turin, exploring both the science that concluded that it was a medieval forgery and the more recent studies that have shown it to be something very different. It explores what happened after Jesuss death that led to the ultra-violence that destroyed the entire polytheistic culture of the Roman Empire and explains why this greatest of all human revolutions happened, relating it to the pandemics and uncontrollable migrations that resulted from a climate change event that began around AD 150 and led to extraordinary disruptions that the Romans, knowing nothing of solar variability, blamed on their gods. In its sweep and its drama, there has never been another book like Jesus: A New Vision.
©2020 Walker & Collier, Inc. (P)2021 Walker & Collier, Inc.
For years, people have feared that sexual material removed from victims of alien abductions might lead to the creation of something that modern science considers impossible: hybrids of the alien and the human. They would think like aliens, but appear human, and be able to do something that full-blooded aliens can't: walk the earth freely. In Hybrids, Whitley Strieber unleashes his unparalleled skills as a thriller writer and his unique knowledge of the abduction phenomenon to explore what might happen if hybrids invaded the earth---not from the stars, but from exactly where the aliens told him they would emerge, when one of them said, "We will come from within you."
©2011 Whitley Strieber (P)2011 Tantor
A chilling tale that could only come from the pen of the best-selling wizard of suspense Whitley Strieber. Here is a story so terrifying it will leave you breathless. Whitley Strieber's newest novel about a young boy who is kidnapped by a deranged misfit is a shocking look into the dark soul of a psychopath. Whitley Strieber is also the author of such novels as Communion and Transformation.
©1990 Whitley Streiber (P)2009 Phoenix
The books that inspired the SyFy series Hunters... Flynn Carroll works for the most secret police unit on the planet, seeking the most brilliant and lethal criminals who have ever walked free: thieves and murderers from another world. As part of a top secret CIA alien communications project, Flynn's unit has been tasked with tracking down rogue agents from the planet Aeon. While Aeon claims to be a free planet desiring open communications with humanity, Aeon criminals have committed a series of brutal and bizarre murders on Earth. Flynn has been forbidden to take lethal action against the alien murderers - but as the bodies begin to pile up, something must be done. Flynn finds himself cut off from his team, struggling to unearth Aeon secrets while protecting Earthling civilians from the deadly creatures. But as Flynn gets closer to the truth, he finds himself facing not only some of the most dangerous and frightening criminals ever seen on Earth, but also questions about his own existence. In order to crack the case, Flynn must come to grips with the greatest mystery he has yet confronted: who - or what - is he?
©2014 Whitley Strieber (P)2014 Audible Inc.
Alien Hunter: The White House is the electrifying third installment in Whitley Strieber's Alien Hunter series. The aliens have seen many worlds, but they know that Earth in particular is a jewel. They lust for its soaring mountains, its shining seas, its gorgeous forests and majestic deserts. There is just one part of the planet that they don't want: us. Flynn Carroll knows that the aliens are a race of brilliance and extraordinary cruelty. And he knows that they have found a way to eliminate humanity: capture the mind of the president of the United States. Control him, and you control the most powerful man in the world. Though Carroll is determined to stop the aliens from achieving their goal, the president remains ignorant of the danger that he and the rest of the planet are in. With doomsday coming ever closer, Carroll might be the only hope for the survival of the human race.
©2016 Walker & Collier, Inc. (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
The books that inspired the SyFy series Hunters... A young wife disappears in the night, never to be seen again. There is no evidence of kidnapping - in fact, everything indicates that she left on purpose. Her husband, a brilliant police detective, cannot believe this - but he also can't find her. Flynn Carrolls lost love becomes his obsession. He begins amassing a file of similar cases nationwide. His conclusion is unavoidable: somebody is taking people and making it look like they walked out on their own. As Flynns case files grow, his work comes to the attention of Special Agent Diana Glass, a member of the most secret police unit on the planet. This police force seeks the most brilliant and lethal criminals who have ever walked free - thieves and murderers from another world. Without fully understanding what Glass and her team are doing, Flynn steps into a hidden world of extraordinary challenge and lethal danger. The job is the most difficult police assignment ever known to man, but the idea is the same - find the bad guys. Stop them.
©2013 Walker & Collier, Inc. (P)2014 Audible Inc.
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 a 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.
©2007 Whitley Strieber (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.