From Publishers Weekly
Strieber, well-known for both horror (The Omega Point) and nonfiction about alien encounters (Communion), deals with the consequences of abandoned alien technology in this vapid thriller. Complex biomechanical hybrids, made with alien gene-splicing techniques and spawned in an underground facility deep below New Mexico, threaten the world, while the U.S. president rages against the scientists who have kept him in the dark. Human science proves ineffectual against the hybrids, and humanity's only hope lies in the first generation of hybrids, Mark and Gina, who are unaware of their own origin and hidden superpowers. Stilted prose, flat characters, cartoonish emotion, and implausible science combine to rob this book of any appeal. (Apr.)
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Praise for Whitley Strieber:
"Whitley Streiber's Critical Mass is one hell of a book--a frighteningly plausible conspiracy-thriller that is so real it sometimes feels like an expose. It conjures up a world that is terrifying in its technological plausibility--if not probability."
--Douglas Preston, New York Times bestselling author of Blasphemy
“[A] truly spooky sci-fi tale.”
--People on The Grays