The Omega Point

a novel by
Whitley Strieber

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The Omega Point
Forge Books, 22 June 2010

A new world is born — but will it be the world of the innocent and the good, or will evil triumph?
     December 21, 2012: the world breathes a sigh of relief when — despite the ominous predictions of new age gurus — nothing much happens. However, all is not as it seems. On that day, a new energy begins to enter the solar system in the form of the expanding energy cloud from a supernova.
     Gradually this energy increases. By 2014 the world is regularly battered by solar storms of unprecedented ferocity. Comets and asteroids threaten to end life on earth. The wealthy hide in vast underground redoubts, but even they know that they cannot survive without a miracle.
     The estate of the fabulously wealthy nineteenth century explorer Herbert Action is the refuge of people who not only understand what's happening, but possess the extraordinary knowledge necessary to save mankind.
     As the planet heads for destruction, good and evil join in a final battle for this knowledge. Will the humble and the good prevail, or will the evil, hiding in their magnificent underground redoubts, wrest the knowledge away in time to save themselves?

Alternate Synopsis:

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.

Blurbs for The Omega Point

“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


Pre-publication notes about The Omega Point

“The book I am publishing in June, The Omega Point, is about the veil between the worlds dropping at the end of time, when there is a winnowing and harvest of souls, with a certain group going on in the physical world, while most of us meet our final ends as physical beings, either ascending or descending, depending on how we have lived.” (Whitley Strieber, 2009.11) “Whitley's latest novel The Omega Point, which will be published in June, is about energy from a distant supernova entering our solar system and gradually causing havoc.” ( editor, 2009.10) “His next book, Omega Point, about how people would react to an announcement of the end of the world, will be published in June by Tor/Forge.” ( “...based on a hidden connection between 2012 and the Book of Revelation.” (Whitley Strieber, 2009.07.06) “The Omega Point is about Revelation 20:12 — 'And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Another book was opened, which is the book of life. The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books.' It is about the process of judgment as it unfolds at the end of the world, and the prophecy is fulfilled, "and the meek shall inherit the earth.” (Whitley Strieber, 2010.05.05)

Working title circa 2008: The White Shaman
“Whitley Strieber's THE WHITE SHAMAN: in 2014, mankind deals with the aftermath of the catastrophe predicted by ancient peoples for the year 2012.” (Publisher's Marketplace, 2008.07.10)