Renowned Physicist, Steven Jones, Joins 9/11 Coalition Advocating, the new novel, "The Shell Game"

January 1, 2008 at 15:51:02

Renowned Physicist Joins 9/11 Coalition Advocating, the new novel, "The Shell Game" from best selling NY Times author

by Bill Douglas

Yet, another powerful voice in the 9/11 truth seeking movement joins the growing coalition advocating mass readership of the new action fiction novel from best selling New York Times list author, Steve Alten.

“The Shell Game” which brilliantly weaves REAL quotes from real 9/11 researchers into a “fictional” narrative, that leads popular action fiction readers, which can number in the millions in the US alone . . . to an unavoidable realization . . . WE’VE BEEN LIED TO ABOUT 9/11.

On New Years Day, professor Steven Jones, who’s physics analysis of the World Trade Center collapses expanded 9/11 truth into scientific and engineering circles and university departments around the world . . . joined the growing coalition of 9/11 truth leaders and researchers, now urging all to work to drive this novel up to #1 on the New York Times list. This novel is a powerful tool, to get millions who would never pick up a leaflet or watch a documentary, to become aware of the lies of 9/11, and open their minds in the future to wanting to know more.


"oh gawd a woik a fiction is undahmining the woik of the truth movement, oh geez, im gunna give it a one so everyone knows someone around here is a cranky sunofabitch"

You know what, based on whoever the faceless idiot is that gave this a one, Im buying this book-- nicely done, ya mug.

All this talk about the book...

is making me want to pick up a copy. I'm gonna check out if the library is has it. If not, I'll be hitting up Amazon.

"Coercion only forces people to change their actions; it does not persuade people to change their underlying values and convictions. And since those already convinced of the moral rules would abide by them without coercion, the only real impact of compulsory morality is to engender hypocrites, those whose actions no longer reflect their inner convictions." – Murray Rothbard

9/11 truthers are the heroes of modern America !!

"the 9/11 Truth Movement are the real patriots in 21st century America!"

-- Steve Alten, New York Times Best Selling Novelist, New Years Day, 2008


"All this making me want to pick up a copy"

Funny, I was thinking just the opposite.

Can't Stop 9/11 Fever

I don't agree with "Peak

I don't agree with "Peak Oil" and I haven't read this book yet but I'm sure it will do a lot of good in advancing 9/11 truth regardless.

that don't make sense to me...

Book sounds interesting but..

If you haven't read it how can you be so sure of it's impact on 9/11 Truth?

This book seems interesting but the PR campaign is sort of fishy. It's like this book is being propped up as gospel before the thing is available to the public. That is scary to me. Why am I being asked to promote a book based name recognition alone?

It all seems a bit much if you ask me. And it's fiction to boot!

Can't Stop 9/11 Fever

No I don't think it's fishy,

No I don't think it's fishy, it's just an attempt to make the book a successes, I mean why do people go on chat shows to plug things? Come on this is a bit ridiculous! I bet he started writing it thinking that he'd need to ask for our help in promoting it and that we'd be sympathetic, it's way too premature and stupid to prejudge the thing so harshly.

are you not the one judging things harshly?

I did not think my comment above was very harsh at all. In fact, is it not you that is being overly harsh-positive by claiming that, regardless of anything, it will be positive for 9/11 Truth! ?

"Come on this is a bit ridiculous"

pfffft....sorry to waste your time sir.

Can't Stop 9/11 Fever

The Shell Game

I have read this book., receiving a copy from Steve Alten, the author. It is a solid thriller in its own right and Dr. Jones is spot on when he says it is priceless to the 9/11 Truth movement.

The best thing that can happen to our cause is for it to be a smashing success. Steve had to take it to a new publisher, by inference because his usual publisher - even faced with the prospects of a best seller - was a tad low on testosterone. The new publisher, a smaller firm in Utah, is to be congratulated on its courage (and insight into the income potential for their company).

I will be at B+N when it hits the rack.

I'll probably buy a dozen and give them to key people. I have already announced this in a newsletter I write for my industry...rather out of character considering the focus of my newsletter but I felt compelled.

We owe an enormous debt of gratitude to this courageous man. I just hope he survives the risk, knowing what happened to Michael Ruppert et al.



Peak Oil.

I'm inclined to believe peak oil is a fact based on the approximately 90 million bbl/day consumed for the past number of decades. That's an awful lot of oil.
Yet I try to remain open minded.
I recently purchased "Deep Hot Biosphere, The myth of Fossil Fuels" to better understand alternative theories.
And I have been receiving the ASPO newsletter since I took interest in the subject a few years ago.
I believe this to be a very legitimate source for info on this subject.
For me the key is to make my judgments based on the available verifiable evidence, just as I did with 9/11.
The other suspicious thing is, as we all know, the "war on terror" is at least partly a war for oil.

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Excellent questions! This is front-page material. Waxman is

yet another boldfaced liar misrepresenting us in government.

(Not only is Waxman being totally dishonest about 9/11, he even voted yes for H.R. 1955: the so-called Violent Radicalization and Homegrown Terrorism Prevention Act of 2007.)

Excellent presentation on how to confront.

The audience WAC questions were well researched and and orchastrated in their presentation. Job well done. Waxman now knows the creditability, education, and finness of his constitutents. Bravo!

That was great!

That was great!

This is America.

This is the America I believe in and this clip gives me hope for the future. Thanks for leading the way once again in confronting our elected officials. BRAVO!!

Please spread this video around and contact Waxman's staff letting them know that there are many people out there that support those people in the audience. Geez.

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Our Country is still Cool. Let's show them.

Absolutely fabulous!

Waxman must have been well-rehearsed in keeping his calm.

Hey, whatever it takes

Hey, whatever it takes (that's legal, non-violent and truthful) . . . I pre-ordered 10 copies last week on Amazon, and if it's the page-turner it's claimed to be, I'll buy more to give to friends and family and strangers who "can't go there" . . .

Here's an analogy that just came to mind: The builder who built my house 8 years ago was a naturalist (not a naked "naturist") . . . He wanted all "pure" materials in his houses. His good intentions have forced us to replace ALL the leaking wood (3rd generation, no doubt) windows in our house this year with vinyl clad/wood windows which look great and will get the job done . . .

This book appears so far to be credible with many of the prominent and respected members of the 9/11 Truth Movement as signatories . . .

Give truth a chance, even in fictionalized form . . . let's not cut off our nose to spite our face . . . : )


"I wouldn't go to war again as I have done to protect some lousy investment of the bankers. There are only two things we should fight for. One is the defense of our homes and the other is the Bill of Rights. War for any other reason is simply a racket."
-- Major General Smedley Darling Butler, USMC, 1881-1940

How Can Someone Who Wants A New 9/11 Investigation ATTACK THIS?

How Can Someone Who Wants A New 9/11 Investigation ATTACK THIS?

The above poster who attacks "The Shell Game" because it's fiction, must not be much of a reader of social history.

Ever heard of "1984," and a fiction novelist named "GEORGE ORWELL"?????

1984 woke up millions to how govt.s lie to and manipulate their people. "The Shell Game" offers America the same benefit.

Folks, if you are new to 9/11 truth issues, let me give you a primer. You will find two kinds of posters on these blogs.

1) The ones tearing everyone else apart when they do something that can truly break 9/11 truth into the mainstream. You'll get to know them because they work full time on it.

2) Those who do everything they can to get more people demanding a 9/11 investigation.

"The Shell Game" and New York Times best selling author, Steve Alten, although dealing with Parkinson's disease cares about the world enough to be in the #2 catagory.

As far as posters who attack this courageous author who's put EVERYTHING on the line to demand 9/11 truth through his popular work, . . . I think you'll see where those posters fit. If the shoe fits . . .

Do the world and the truth movement a favor, encourage all you know to get "The Shell Game."


I believe a big part of the skepticism surrounding this book is justified. First, it's purely fiction. I understand your argument about 1984 but still disagree that we can conclude this book is absolutely positive for 9/11 Truth.

When was 1984 published? The book 1984 was published in the late 1940's. I think 9/11 Truthers are looking something a little more 'non-fictional' and immediate. A work of fiction, I don't believe, is what we need.

Second, the way in which this book is being aggressively crammed into 9/11 Truth and into our faces is a little uncomfortable to say the least. Out of nowhere...bam! And the way in which the debate is being framed is alarming.

From my observations, I'm getting the feeling that you are either...

"With the Shell Game and good 9/11 Truthers (the #2 9/11 Truth you describe above)


"Your with the bad 9/11 Truthers (the #1 911 Truth you describe above)

And if that don't tickle your fancy and get your credit card swipin' then I'm being told that all these big names are on board. OMG STEPHEN JONES IS ON BOARD!!!!!

So what? The book isn't even available and there is a 'us against them' debate raging. It doesn't make sense to me. Over a book that hardly anyone has read? No disrespect to you or the author but it seems a bit artificial. and I believe that the way it's been played out justifies any sort of skepticism it receives.

Lastly, when you described to two types of 9/11 truth posters on this site I think you forgot the obvious potential for disinformation to be spread by 9/11 Truthers who made it into your 'good truthers' group. Most people see that reality and it causes skepticism towards this book and any other for that matter.

Skepticism is not always an attack.

And a down vote on this blog is not an attack. It just means that someone probably disagrees with the way this book is being pushed.
Can't Stop 9/11 Fever


"Folks, if you are new to 9/11 truth issues, let me give you a primer. You will find two kinds of posters on these blogs"

You mean to say these "2 types of posters" - the good and the bad one - are defined by wheter they support this book or not?
I for one would certainly also like to read it first, to make up my own mind about it.
And to those folks "new to 911 truth issues" , i can only suggest to do the same.

Im afraid but your post sounds just a bit too much like 'you are either with Steve Alten or you are a bad truther'.

Right--you just WAY overstated your case, Bill

There has to be room for constructive criticism from your supporters. Otherwise you'll just be surrounding yourself with "yes" men who are too afraid to tell you where you could improve.

Blow the House Down.

Blow the House Down was a novel by CIA Agent Robert Baer that attempted to fictionalize the accounts of 9/11. Hopefully these books reach a new audience that will be spurned to take action to educate people and elected officials about false flag terrorism realities.

Yes, fiction can reach an audience that won't pick up a leaflet

Yes, fiction can reach an audience that won't pick up a leaflet.

This particular work of fiction, has real quotes from real 9/11 researchers, that lead the reader to understand we've been lied to about 9/11.

These are facts that COULD reach millions of new eyes, if the movement, meaning all those who want a new 9/11 investigation, encourage vast readership of "The Shell Game."

I just, personally, can't believe that anyone who really wants a groundswell of mass demand for a new 9/11 investigation could be opposed to another avenue to engage the masses.

It just doesn't smell right to me, personally.

I hope all will do whatever they can to get as many people as possible to read "The Shell Game."

This author is a successful best selling novelist. He has NOTHING to gain from sticking his neck out.

He has Parkinson's Disease which is exasperated by stress. He has nothing to gain and everything to lose.

I, personally, think that those attacking him for trying to do something good for our world, is beneath contempt.

I think all of you out there who really want to create a mass movement for 9/11 truth, will know in your hearts that Steve Alten has given us a great gift, and will honor it by creating a groundswell of readership to drive this book to #1.


you mean fiction like, say......the book of mormon?

I'll be referring to the science. Something I hope the great Dr Jones will put equal effort into with the BOM after we deal with this 9/11 crap.


By the way,

I fully support The Shell Game because of its info on 9/11 and false flags. However, I am totally agnostic about peak oil.

While this is 9/11 forum

GW -

While 9/11 Blogger is a 9/11 forum, I suggest to anyone involved with this movement to confront the reality of Peak Oil. I find it difficult that one can so righteously believe that 9/11 was an inside job, and yet be 'agnostic', or worse yet, dismissive (as some are) of Peak Oil. Oil production, I believe most of us can agree, is a MAJOR piece of the 9/11 Wars puzzle. I'll run the risk of some negative points on this comment to voice my support of Peak Oil 'theories' and my encouragement to investigate this very real possibility.

Secondly, while I agree that this book could be a boost for the movement, I too have to be suspicious of it being shoved into the fore of this blog/movement. While it could be a great gift for the movement, I have to admit a little sympathy with some of the voices on here suggesting that maybe it's being pushed too aggressively, especially by BillDouglas. He comes off as the publisher or something. Really, why is this poster so willing to divvy up the 911Blogger community into an 'us' and 'them' - those that support this book (of fiction that none of us have seen or read yet), and everyone else? I encourage NO DIVISION.

I gave this poster some support a couple of posts ago, and agree with most of his points, but his derisiveness and aggression in pushing this book, is not only unnecessary, but starting to wear a little thin.

Those things said, thanks for your work, and yes of course I will read this book when it comes out.


Violence can only be concealed by a lie, and the lie can only be maintained by violence.

~Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

Just like 9/11 evidence,

it is required to study a bit before mocking or rejecting. I am disappointed at at the mocking and attacks on personal religious faith in comments here.

I am reading the book and it is quite useful IMO. I loaned my copy to my daughter who is a professional librarian and avid reader -- she is (now) a confirmed 9/11 truther and gave the book a very high recommendation both for the writing and for the content.

Have you read it (or are you reading it)?

Implications that the official story are incorrect are more important, IMO than "peak oil" arguments. The book will open opportunities for media exposure of solid 9/11 research... We should prepare to UNITEDLY make use of this publicity to challenge the official story. (Rather than tearing each other down... .)
Read the following put out by people you know, which came out before I my comment I understand:

We, the undersigned, urge everyone seeking truth, peace and justice, to not only purchase this new novel, "The Shell Game," but also to email out this appeal to all you know who seek truth, peace and justice in the form of 9/11 truth coming out. In turn, please urge them to do the same with all their contacts and urge them to do the same. We can break 9/11 truth open if we work together and focus on this project for the next 30 days.

Yours in 9/11 truth, peace and justice,

Bill Douglas, 911 Visibility Project


Janice Matthews - Executive Director

David Ray Griffin - 9/11 Researcher and Author

Kevin Ryan -former UL chemistry laboratory manager & NIST report whistle blower

Dr. Robert Bowman - Rtd. Colonel US Air Force, 9/11 truth leader;

Rob Balsamo – Pilots for 9/11 Truth

Carol Brouillet - Organizer of 1st National 9/11 Truth Conference in San Francisco

Mike Berger - "Improbable Collapse" Documentary Producer - 911Truth Spokesman

David Kubiak - Board member

Kevin Barrett – Muslim/Christian/Jewish Alliance for 9/11 Truth

May I borrow your copy when she is through?

Just kidding, Professor -- but I hope you do realize that the vast majority of us do not have access to this book -- its December publication was delayed and it is not available in stores or online. The strident tones of some people demanding that we push it BEFORE we have read it is unreasonable. When we have pointed out that this impatience is unreasonable, the heavy-duty invective comes out next -- we're engaging in "character assassination" and so forth for wanting to read the book firstbefore we endorse it. That's nuts.

This above post is misleading

For those advocating this book, I have not seen the invective the poster mentioned. I have seen brutal attacks on anyone who supports "The Shell Games"s promise as a 9/11 truth tool.

Take all the time you need to evaluate, but if you look back through these threads you'll see pretty visious attacks on proponents of "The Shell Game," and not the other way around.

If I bristled at those attacks its because Steve Alten has laid much on the line to write this book, and is dealing with Parkinson's, so to see his integrity thrashed by people who haven't read "The Shell Game" was too much for me to just sit back and allow.

no Bill,

thats simply not true. As jpass has said before, scepticism is not always an attack.
Every bit of it is fully justified, in the light of what we are dealing with here.
It was YOU who brought up the good versus bad truther - defined by this book - crap. I would call THAT an attack.
The simple fact that you can't seem to understand that some people dont feel like pushing something they dont know yet is just too much to take, and is exactly what puts many of us on alert status.
And it doesnt help much if you use arguments as above. The fact that Alten struggles with Parkinson is sad and i hope the best for him. But it does not change the fact that we dont really know what this book is all about yet. It just makes it look like youre using one more irrational argument to convince us.

Yes, my apologies

After I made the above post, I looked thru this thread and realized I had made an error.

I've written several essays in support of "The Shell Game," and got my threads confused. Again, my apologies.

But, if you look at the totality of various threads on various essays I've written in support of it, what you'll see is a disturbing amount of chacter assasination, not only of Steve Alten's intentions, but of any of the fine 9/11 truth activists, organizers, and researchers who see the profound value of "The Shell Game" for outing 9/11 truth issues to the mainstream public.

I've seen people attack Dr. Bowman, Steven Jones, etc. and after the sacrifices these men have made, and that Steve Alten himself has made, is hard for me to sit back and take.

As far as Steve Alten, the reason his Parkinson's is an issue here, is because it highlights that he's putting himself on the line. I work with Parkinson's patients professionally, and stress is the last thing they need.

Steve was a very successful writer, writing about pre-historic monsters, that would never make his life as a writer a living hell. But, as "The Shell Game" gains noteriety . . . he'll be attacked front back and left and right.

Why would he put himself in that position? I know why. Because like me, he aches to have the 9/11 lies exposed, and to get a new 9/11 investigation.

Otherwise, he'd have written a less controversial novel, as he has in his first 7 books. He made a fine living doing that. He didn't need all this. He did it for the right reasons.

So, I'm hoping you'll read the book, and then let the chips fall, but hopefully all will refrain from dropping boulders on the man, when they haven't yet read the book.

Mr. Alten has written about more than prehistoric monsters

His book "Goliath" is about a Russian scientist who lost his familiy to Chechens. He takes over a U.S. nuclear submarine and issues an ultimatum to rid the world of oppressive governments while forcing humanity to disarm.

Nobody is attacking Steve Alten. Your accusations of "character assasination" are false.

I would submit that people with money and privilege have greater responsibility, particularly to the extent that their livelihood relates to the military-industrial complex (I'm not speaking of Alten here). So I am not particularly impressed by the "sacrifice" of such persons - it's their moral duty.


"Nobody is attacking Steve Alten. Your accusations of "character assassination" are false."

Right. But here is the truth and I do believe I'm now preaching to the choir at this point.

Skepticism over the methods used = bad truther = personal attack = bad truther

It's like watching PROFESSIONAL WRESTLING....but don't say it's fake cuz Bill Douglas will call you a bad truther and accuse you of assassinating Hulk Hogan's character.

Bill, bring your "WORST OF THE WORST" character assassination examples.....let's say it has to be at least two days older then this post. I want the meanest example of character assasination on the author of this book.

Can't Stop 9/11 Fever

I do recall

People hyping Loose Change Final Cut before they saw it...

Hi Prof Jones,

Hi Prof Jones,

Your work has been a beacon that I look up to in this troubled world of 9-11 info. But what material is available in the web about the Alten book makes me doubt that the writer is an honest ally in the quest for truth. Perhaps if I can read more of the book my opinion would change, but as is, based on the limited excerpts in Alten's own website, I have serious doubts. With the progress that the truth movement has achieved I think that attempts at disinformation will be more subtle. Instead of denying the conspiracy, the perpetrators of the crime may instead be diverting the blame on a limited subset of their group, a sacrifice of pawns or a queen. I know you are honest in your endorsement of this book, and I hope you are even correct and that your effort succeeds. Speaking for myself however, I do not think this issue is as it appears to be on the surface.

WTC 9-11-2001 was a Neocon-Zionist conspiracy-
US Marines for 911 Truth-
WTC was destroyed by controlled demo-

Hi Dr Jones,

There is no need to be disappointed sir. We both understand facts are facts and fiction is fiction. I personally don't have enough time or funds to spread the non-fictional 9/11 material around my city, so I'll be sticking to that mission. I was just pointing out to the folks who disapprove of your position on the book, how your support for it isn't out of the ordinary since you support the BOM as well. I can only pray this new novel reaches people who otherwise wouldn't have come across the information. I want nothing more than for this bad dream to come to an end ASAP.

And regarding my hopes.... I was just sharing my sincere wishes for you to apply the same scientific microscope to the BOM as you have for 9/11 when you get some time. I grew up in the church, hold "the priesthood" and my mom lives across the street from the temple. But when I began my quest for 9/11 truth in October 2001, I found out the truth about the LDS church and the BOM during the journey. I fought long and hard for what I was taught and grew up with.....but in the end, that's all it was.....teachings and passed down traditions.

Much respect for all you've done for 9/11 truth and much love my brother..... my best to you and your family


Am I not entitled to my own

Am I not entitled to my own opinions as a book reviewer?

As other have stated, we do not have access to the entire book.

The published excerpts available on the internet are problematic in tone and content.

I will read the book when it is available and form my own opinion, until then it is unreasonable for people to insist that I promote a work of fiction that I have not read.

Make up your own minds, BUT

Please realize the power of art in all its' forms including music, visual arts, AND literature. To categorize this book as "fiction" is a bit inaccurate. A more appropriate category if we must label this book would be a work of Historical Fiction. Historical Fiction, as defined by Wikipedia is:

"...a sub-genre of fiction that often portrays alternate accounts or dramatization of historical figures or events. Stories in this genre, while fictional, make an honest attempt at capturing the spirit, manners, and social conditions of the person or time they represent with attention paid to detail and fidelity.[1] Historic fiction is found in books, magazines,[2] art, television, movies, games, theater, and other media.

Historic fiction presents readers with a story that takes place during a notable period in history, and usually during a significant event in that period.

In some historical fiction, famous events appear from points of view not recorded in history, showing historical figures dealing with actual events while depicting them in a way that is not recorded in history. Other times, the historical event complements a story's narrative, occurring in the background while characters deal with events (personal or otherwise) wholly unrelated to recorded history. Sometimes, historical fiction can be for the most part true, but the names of people and places have been in some way altered.

As this is fiction, artistic license is permitted in regard to presentation and subject matter, so long as it does not deviate in significant ways from established history. If events should deviate significantly, the story may then fall into the genre of alternate history, which is known for speculating on what could have happened if a significant historical event had gone differently. On a similar note, events occurring in historical fiction must adhere to the laws of physics. Stories that extend into the magical or fantastic are often considered historical fantasy."

I was sent a review copy of this book and at first I was skeptical, but kept an open mind. I would say to those who are skeptical; reserve your judgment of this book until you have spent 10 minutes with it. That was about all it took to get me hooked. It didn't take me long to realize why Mr. Alten is on the NYT Best Seller list with his work. I am not quite half way through the book but I can say that in my opinion, not only is the book marvelously written, but will do a lot to bring our questions and concerns to a much wider audience.

Like most works of Historical Fiction, the author seeks to bring an element of an unknown truth to a reader who would not ordinarily "go there". I recently read "Perestroika Sunset", a work of historical fiction by author Alan Stang. This book was meticulously researched for two years before Mr. Stang put pen to paper. The work is a masterpiece and brings to light many of the issues surrounding America's POW's and the fact that many of our best and bravest were left behind in foreign lands. Indeed, Historical Fiction can be a powerful tool.

I will do all I can to help this book along and will be having Mr. Alten on my program soon. I highly recommend getting your copy when the book comes out later this month.

V for Vendetta

Good points Michael. Fiction sometimes speaks louder than truth