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George Eberhart is dead. Or was. The newsnet he works for has illegally revived him. But he finds himself examining the sensationalist stories he has been reporting on - for evidence that there are Aliens among us.

Lucky Eberhart, George's wife, loses her job for her role in reviving him, and finds that there are worse things on Earth than she had dreamed of in her philosophies.

The Reverend Jimmy-Don Gilray believes that the Day of Judgment ...

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Overview

George Eberhart is dead. Or was. The newsnet he works for has illegally revived him. But he finds himself examining the sensationalist stories he has been reporting on - for evidence that there are Aliens among us.

Lucky Eberhart, George's wife, loses her job for her role in reviving him, and finds that there are worse things on Earth than she had dreamed of in her philosophies.

The Reverend Jimmy-Don Gilray believes that the Day of Judgment will arrive on the stroke of midnight, December 31, 1999. But all bets are off if the Aliens are already here.

Meanwhile, Carla Hazard, Sandy Ellison, and Martha Shummel are finding that this is their lucky day. Or is it all a sinister Alien game?

And Judgment Day approaches...

As the calendar counts down the months to the year 2000, millennial fever takes hold in the United States. George Eberhart, reporter for the biggest tabloid in the world, is on the track of what might be the story of the century--he has evidence that there really are aliens on planet Earth.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Kessel's ( Freedom Beach ) latest novel, a black comedy of pre-millenial hysteria set a decade in the future, is an outstandingly original work. George Eberhart, recently resuscitated from a ``successful'' suicide attempt by the newly perfected Han process--a scientific advance widely regarded as blasphemous--finds himself even more alienated from his trashy journalism job and his wife than he was before his ``death.'' George becomes fascinated by a pattern of events that suggests a protean alien is traveling around the country playing sadistic games with unsuspecting earthlings, and he sets off to find the creature. While the novel is instantly enthralling and remains so for the first half, the focus then softens and the pace slackens. Writing in a intelligent, witty voice, Kessel creates full-fleshed adult characters in a somewhat uneven but still impressive achievement. (Oct.)
Library Journal
While televangelist Jimmy-Don Gilray mobilizes the state of North Carolina to await an alien-assisted Millennium, tabloid reporter George Eberhart uncovers an awful truth--the aliens are ahead of schedule. This clever story of cosmic (and comic) catastrophe by the co-author of Freedom Beach (with James P. Kelly, LJ 12/1/85) is recommended for both sf and general fiction collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780312890414
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 3/15/1995
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 5.54 (w) x 8.24 (h) x 1.09 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2004

    Great concept, less than great execution

    Riveting first half, but flags toward the end. I read this because of local interest. Anyone familiar with the Raleigh, NC area where much of the proceedings take place will get a kick out of this novel. Anyone else may find this reminiscent of Philip K. Dick but not as strong overall.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 6, 2001

    very interesting

    I enjoyed reading it. It is very interesting to read it now after the millenium hooplah has passed and remember what we thought about the upcoming millenium as it lingered in the distance, as each year crept forward toward 2000 seamingly speeding up with each notch of a year. Great sci- fi nonetheless grounded in a could be reality and with real poeple acting in absurdly real ways. I wish there were more semi sci-fi what if books like this. And who knows maybe the next hoopla will star with the end of the Mayan calendar lingering in the not to distant future 2012. Whoa now ~ right?

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