What makes you believe a lie?
What makes a nation believe lie?
Because if you don’t know how that works, you won’t know when you’re being manipulated.
William Stephenson has been trying answer those questions ever since he witnessed the 1938 War of the Worlds scare, when millions of Americans believed aliens were destroying the world because of a radio broadcast He spent the past fifty years studying them as they’ve occurred all over the world, but this time something is different.
After a media hoax leads to mass evacuation in Portugal, Stephenson goes to investigate, but soon learns that this was not a perfect storm, but someone’s creation. Now, he must convince the CIA to help him to stop it from happening again. And he must answer the improbable question: how do you stop an idea?
When the Sky Falls is a fact and history based work of fiction, each chapter heading details an event in history or a scientific study that shows just how easy it is to alter human belief, and how it’s been done before on a grand scale.
Buy When the Sky Falls because you want to know what makes a person or a nation believe a lie, and you want to know now.
“This was the best debut novel I've read.”
“What an eye opener to fake news and the weaponization of it.” Brady Mitchell
"There is a lot of action that kept me up late reading and a lot of possibilities for the harnessing of the Sky Falls. This is a great thriller and I can’t wait to read other books by Joseph Bendoski." - JBronder Book Reviews
"If you are looking for a book that will really make you think, When The Sky Falls is the perfect choice!" -bridget3420
"I found this book incredibly fascinating and informative." - Jcsz
"The story explores the phenomenon of the influence media has over the general public – to the extent of mass panic and even leading countries into war.
I highly recommend this book. It is awesome!!" -Emmi
When the Sky Falls is a brilliant tapestry of sociological peculiarities and engaging narrative." -Amazon Reviewer
"When the Sky Falls is more than just a book; it’s a game changer." -Amazon Reviewer
“What makes you believe a lie? I’m not asking how you know someone is lying. What makes you believe? Because if you don’t understand how that works, then you won’t know when you’re being manipulated.”
In 1938 the War of the Worlds hoax panicked millions of Americans, then in 1988 another fictional media broadcast convinced nearly half of Portugal that sea monsters had risen from the ocean to destroy their cities. A team of CIA agents was sent to study the aftermath of this 6th Sky Fall Event in the hope that they could turn it into a weapon of war. When the team consultant turns up dead, everyone scrambles to be the last man standing: the one who will decide if or when the sky falls.