After three decades devoted to theorizing about extraterrestrial origins, the author, in this concluding title in his seven-volume Earth Chronicles series, addresses the question: When will they return?
The author claims that travelers called the Anunnaki arrived on Earth long ago from a planet named Nibiru. They genetically engineered the human race; all religion and much of our culture can trace its origins back to these extraterrestrial “gods.” Sitchin theorizes that the last Anunnaki left Earth in the sixth century b.c., but he believes some of them might still be residing on Mars. Utilizing “end of days” terminology, the author stirs together numerology, prophecy and astrology in order to determine when the Anunnaki may return. He fails to explain, however, exactly what such a return might entail. The string of occurrences Sitchin deduces from ancient literature, mythology and art belie all conventional knowledge. His tapestry of theories requires that physics, archaeology, evolution, astronomy and theology must all be thrown out the window to one degree or another. His credibility is not enhanced by his use of bold type and exclamation points on virtually every page. Despite a lot of buildup, the conclusion merely presents a few possible dates and an assurance that the Anunnaki do intend to return. Sitchin’s fans will find this an interesting, though inconclusive read. As for the inevitably skeptical majority, they will take a certain amount of entertainment from wondering what each new chapter will bring: Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed by a nuclear bomb? Solomon’s Temple built on top of a spaceport? Muslim minarets simulating rockets ready for launch? Wow.
Evolutionists, creationists and even members of the Flat Earth Society will all find reason to criticize this cuckoo book. That’s one accomplishment, at least.