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The Omega Point

The Omega Point

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by Whitley Strieber
     
 

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2012 came and went. The world prepared itself for impending disaster--and nothing happened. Or so it seemed.

But by 2020, energy from a supernova is disrupting the sun. Solar storms ravage the globe with unprecedented ferocity, and debris in the form of comets and asteroids threaten to end life on earth. The wealthy of the world hide in vast underground

Overview

2012 came and went. The world prepared itself for impending disaster--and nothing happened. Or so it seemed.

But by 2020, energy from a supernova is disrupting the sun. Solar storms ravage the globe with unprecedented ferocity, and debris in the form of comets and asteroids threaten to end life on earth. The wealthy of the world hide in vast underground bunkers, but even they know that they cannot survive without a miracle.

It all comes down to one man—a young psychiatrist named David Ford—who may hold the power to save the world. Newly employed at the extravagant Acton Clinic, Ford encounters people who seem to understand what's happening… some may even possess an extraordinary knowledge of what's to come. One of them is the beautiful and enigmatic Caroline Light, who demands more from Ford than he could possibly give… another is cunning ex-CIA operative Mack Graham, a skilled killer with questionable loyalties…

December 21, 2012 was not the end.

The end is The Omega Point: where time stops.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The solar system’s entry in 2020 into a supernova’s atmosphere threatens the future of life on Earth in Strieber’s over-the-top sequel to 2012: The War for Souls. On arrival at West Virginia’s Acton Clinic, Dr. David Ford, the clinic’s new chief psychiatrist, learns from the woman who hired him, Aubrey Denman, that the job involves more than being a medical administrator. He must also protect the clinic’s secret mission from its enemies, who include “the members of the Seven Families who control the wealth of this planet.” When Denman dies shortly thereafter in a car bomb explosion, Ford has to fend for himself. Ford’s later researches in the Acton library lead him to conclude that Osiris, Moses, and Jesus, among others, were time travelers from a lost civilization. Ponderous prose (“No doubt Goliath is many things, but one of them must be that violet light—the highest color of alchemical growth and also the color of ultimate death”) does little to help the nonsensical plot. (June)
From the Publisher
"What comes after the end of the world?  Whitley Strieber wraps mind-bending principles inside an apocalyptic mystery. The story is one of both disaster and hope."

—Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Cold Choices

"A mind-bending, truth-telling, high-powered novel that is just impossible to stop reading. It's got everything: sweep, scale, history, high stakes and immense ideas. One of the best thrillers about the end of the world I've ever read."

—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Impact

"Whitley Strieber's new novel Midnight is nothing less than a certifiable pager turner.  As I was reading it I kept seeing the story unfolding on the big screen, just like The Day After Tomorrow.  The threat of a nuclear strike against the U.S. is very real and very chilling, as are the kinds of people Strieber has conjured up in this really excellent yarn."

—David Hagberg, USA Today bestselling author of Dance with the Dragon

 

“Engrossing . . . A first rate exercise in literary paranoia.”

Publishers Weekly on The Grays

"Immensely entertaining."

Booklist on 2012: The War for Souls

 

"Wildly entertaining.  Fans of apocalyptic page-turners like King's The Stand and Niven and Pournelle's Lucifer's Hammer will enjoy this ambitious - and audacious - tale."

People on The Grays

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781429961592
Publisher:
Tom Doherty Associates
Publication date:
06/22/2010
Sold by:
Macmillan
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
332,037
File size:
325 KB

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From the Publisher
"What comes after the end of the world?  Whitley Strieber wraps mind-bending principles inside an apocalyptic mystery. The story is one of both disaster and hope."

—Larry Bond, New York Times bestselling author of Cold Choices

"A mind-bending, truth-telling, high-powered novel that is just impossible to stop reading. It's got everything: sweep, scale, history, high stakes and immense ideas. One of the best thrillers about the end of the world I've ever read."

—Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Impact

"Whitley Strieber's new novel Midnight is nothing less than a certifiable pager turner.  As I was reading it I kept seeing the story unfolding on the big screen, just like The Day After Tomorrow.  The threat of a nuclear strike against the U.S. is very real and very chilling, as are the kinds of people Strieber has conjured up in this really excellent yarn."—David Hagberg, USA Today bestselling author of Dance with the Dragon “Engrossing . . . A first rate exercise in literary paranoia.”

Publishers Weekly on The Grays

"Immensely entertaining."—Booklist on 2012: The War for Souls "Wildly entertaining.  Fans of apocalyptic page-turners like King's The Stand and Niven and Pournelle's Lucifer's Hammer will enjoy this ambitious - and audacious - tale."—People on The Grays

Meet the Author

WHITLEY STRIEBER is the bestselling author of more than 25 books, including the legendary Warday, Nature's End, and Superstorm, the basis of the movie The Day After Tomorrow. His most recent books, The Grays and 2012: the War for Souls, are both being made into films.


WHITLEY STRIEBER is the author of over twenty novels and works of nonfiction among them The Wolfen, The Hunger, Communion, and The Coming Global Superstorm (with Art Bell), which was the inspiration for the film The Day After Tomorrow.

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The Omega Point 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A great story from a polished author. A interesting mix of astrophysics, alchemy, and Mesoamerican mythology. Great characters and enough action to keep me from putting the book down, however, The ending seemed a bit too fanciful for me. I would recommend for those who are interested in all the doomsday hype and don't mind a degree of farfetched "science" thrown in to tie the story line together.
chessman More than 1 year ago
Strieber does his usual good work by pulling several of the "fringe" strings into a wonderful story. Of course he brings the visitors into the story, but also what the Mayan calendar may be pointing to, government conspiracies, past lives, etc. He does this in such a logical progression, that it is not any stretch of the imagination that what he is telling may happen.
harstan More than 1 year ago
On December 21, 2012, the world anticipated the end that never came. However, while everyone sighs in relief, unbeknownst to humanity something critical occurred on that date, but was so tiny in its alpha entry into the vastness of the solar system it went undetected. A supernova occurred in a long ago universe's past has released energy into the solar system on December 21, 2012. Over the next few years as the energy travels towards the sun, it absorbs all in its path causing horrific solar storms on earth and leading to the wealthiest retreating underground. In 2020 in West Virginia, Dr. David Ford becomes the Acton Clinic's chief psychiatrist. On his first day at work, Aubrey Denman explains that besides his medical role, he must defend the clinic's top secret mission to save the planet from the supernova energy assault from prosperous sinister adversaries especially the Seven Families who own the planet's wealth. When Denman dies in a car bomb explosion, Ford finally believes what she said although he struggles to understand what is going on. Trusting no one even his clinic peers, Ford learns that December 21, 2012 was the alpha and that the Omega Point when time ends for mankind is soonest. This exhilarating sequel to 2012: The War for Souls is an action packed doomsday science fiction thriller that is fun to read when the storyline centers on the supernova extinction threat. When the plot expands beyond the doomsday countdown into biblical figures and similar observations, it loses some of its strength of the end is now. Ford is a strong lead character who feels incapable of what is expected of him, but knows he must do more than just try as the threat of annihilation is real. Sub-genre fans will relish Whitley Strieber's exciting tale while wondering throughout is mankind's reign over. Harriet Klausner
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It was an enjoyable, quick summer read. :-)
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