Tom DeLonge Plots Non-Fiction UFO Book

Tom DeLonge Plots Non-Fiction UFO Book
Pop-punk auteur turned alien hunter Tom DeLonge continues to expand his absurd media empire. After last week's unveiling of a forthcoming teen movie, the former Blink-182 member has announced another entry in his rapidly expanding bibliography.

Called GODS, DeLonge's latest tome is part of his ongoing Sekret Machines series. What sets it apart from the other books, however, is that it's DeLonge's first non-fiction entry.

As usual, the book explores the UFO phenomenon. It was co-written with conspiracy investigator Peter Levenda. Impressively, it also features a forward from scientist and author Dr. Jacques Vallee, who himself inspired the character of Lacombe in Steven Spielberg's Close Encounters of the Third Kind.

"When Tom Delonge asked me to introduce this book, which constitutes a bold re-examination of the meaning and nature of unexplained aerial phenomena, I felt at the same time honored and challenged by the opportunity he offered, because the field has reached a crossroads," Vallee said. "The sightings have been ignored by academics, summarily brushed off by politicians, censored by churches, classified by the military and ridiculed by the media. Yet the reports continue to come. The experience of the unknown has only deepened, raising unsettling questions about the intrusion of the uncanny in our shiny modern world of convenient machines and superficial entertainment."

Sekret Machines: GODS will arrive on March 7 via To the Stars/Simon & Schuster. The book can be pre-ordered here. It's the first in a trilogy of non-fiction books about the UFO phenomenon.