From Publishers Weekly
Astrophysicist Vallee's venture into parapsychology
is less likely to lure or convert skeptics than
did the two previous volumes ( Dimension and Confrontations
) in his trilogy. Many readers will find a strain
of paranoia in the author's argument that a lot
of so-called sightings of unidentified flying objects
in the past 40 years are the result of "complex
hoaxes . . . carefully engineered for our benefit," with
witnesses the victims. These incidents, Vallee
believes, have been arranged by private groups
with fantastic delusions which they want to spread,
or by government agencies engaged in psychological
warfare. He cites instances of willing dupes taken
in by bizarre tales--one contended that aliens
now working here had been captured by the U.S.
military; another that a subterranean community
of humanoids toiled beneath the New Mexico desert.
Illustrations not seen by PW.