Originally posted by WingedBull
Before he was the world's most famous alien abductee, Whitley Strieber was known for his horror fiction, which he still produces to this day. The latest issue of Cemetery Dance, the premiere journal for horror and dark fiction, has an interview with Strieber, wherein he says some interesting things about his non-fiction work...
I enjoy his candor. He seems rather conflicted about his non-fiction work, proud of something he did that was foolish and ruined his life. Certainly he can't mean financially; Communion and related works brought him a whole new readership and wealth, being arguably his most popular work and most well-known book about alien abduction. However, on a professional level, I can understand. His non-fiction work has overshadowed his first-love, fiction, to the point that first-love is all but forgotten by the general public.
I do not for one second accept tales of alien abductions and I never accept Whitley's alleged tales of such. He is a fiction novelist and that's it. Everything he has written has been created by his mind with his wife's assistance. Whitley is an avowed catholic exemplified in his book's title "COMMUNION" which is a catholic ritual. If he had really been abducted by aliens he would not have continued being a catholic, he would have changed instantly!
He should collaborate with Dan Brown for a real "ALIEN CODE"!