When Smith recounts the details of her dreams/abductions, she has an Agent Scully straightforwardness, even as she writes about having a device like a telephone jack (but smaller) implanted in her ear canal, or trying to help a seemingly human baby who is being improperly cared for by bungling aliens. Like any dream memory, the images are fleeting and disjointed. She'll remember the clear plastic seat that holds the baby, but she'll have no sense of the broader setting--her bedroom? A spaceship? A laboratory? What gives this diary authority is the ongoing investigative work of Smith as she researches information from numerous sources, including government officials (expect a fascinating UFO story about a former president), scientific journals, and abduction investigators. Read it like an X-File or read it like a scientific report. Either way, you won't be disappointed. --Tara West
From the Inside Flap
Contact with aliens was only the beginning, Smith reports that in her other life she visited spaceships, observed the aliens' experiments, received implants, and was even impregnated to produce an alien-human hybrid. Meanwhile, in her day job, working as a scientist for respectable research laboratories, she kept pondering, "could" these things have happened? More urgently, she wondered: "how" and "when" did they happen?
Offering the immediacy of freshly-lived experience, the precision of scientific reporting, and the high intrigue of top-notch mystery writing, Smith's real-life "Diary of an Abduction" is a riveting and provocative journey into the sky, into the soul, and beyond.