This cover to your left, from August 2009, is the only cover story Newsweek has ever done about aliens that wasn't really about a movie version (they did a Close Encounters cover in back in 1977 when the film was released). But the article inside this issue barely mentions UFOs, and the whole thing is only a page or so long. You see, Newsweek doesn't cover UFOs, except to ridicule the idea, and they certainly aren't going to give their precious cover real estate to a subject their editors and reporters treat with such contempt.
So we did it for them.
Here is a faux tricked-up version of a Newsweek magazine as it might look the week that Disclosure arrives. We originally thought we might be able to use it in the book as one of our between-chapters "vignettes" but eventually the decision was made not to use heavy graphic design elements like this. But we present it here, well, just because we like it, and it's fun to imagine this artistically interpreted version of how the establishment media (like Newsweek) which has ignored this important story for so many decades will pivot instantly to riding it to big newstand sales.
The alien and the flag concept was originally done by Alicia Fernandez and Michael Kaplan of Blue Sky Creative for NBC's Dark Skies promotional campaign. Our graphic designer Nancy Tokos re-interpreted it for us for After Disclosure and, at one time, we were going to use it on our book cover but the more we wrote on the book, the more we felt it would say "science fiction" to buyers when we wanted them to think "science faction." We still have affection for the design, however, and it's nice to bring it back for a stage bow here on the website.
Maybe someday, and even someday soon, a cover like this one will grace the cover of an establishment media giant like Newsweek (especially with Tina Brown taking over as editor!).
If you want to know a bit more about the book itself, here is the link to read the Introduction to A.D. After Disclosure. It is easily available through Amazon.com. Or you can order it through your local bookstore.
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