The Anomalist


Book Buzz 2020

New Books (and other media) of Interest to Anomalists

(See also previous book buzz, book awards, and our new book imprint.)

Anomalies, Forteana, and General Mysteries

A Demon-Haunted Land: Witches, Wonder Doctors, and the Ghosts of the Past in Post–WWII Germany
by Monica Black

Researching the Paranormal: How to Find Reliable Information about Parapsychology, Ghosts, Astrology, Cryptozoology, Near-Death Experiences, and More
by Courtney M. Block

The Paranormal and Popular Culture: A Postmodern Religious Landscape
by Darryl Caterine and John W. Morehead

Stuff Paranormal Investigators Need To Know Volume 1: What the eyes see and the ears hear the mind believes
by Sarah Chumacero

The Unidentified: Mythical Monsters, Alien Encounters, and Our Obsession with the Unexplained
by Colin Dickey

Smile of the Universe: Miracles in an Age of Disbelief
by Michael Grosso

Bottoming Out the Universe: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing
by Richard Grossinger

Spirits, Gods and Magic: An Introduction to the Anthropology of the Supernatural
by Jack Hunter

Lives of the Great Occultists
by Kevin Jackson and Hunt Emerson

by Chase Kloetzke, Nick Redfern, et al.

Desert Oracle: Volume 1: Strange True Tales from the American Southwest
by Ken Layne

Travels to the Otherworld and Other Fantastic Realms: Medieval Journeys into the Beyond
by Claude Lecouteux and Corinne Lecouteux

Disembodied Voices: True Accounts of Hidden Beings
by Tim Marczenko

Guidance Notes for Investigators of Spontaneous Cases: Apparitions, Hauntings, Poltergeists and Similar Phenomena
by Steven Parsons

Redemption of the Damned: Vol. 1: Aerial Phenomena: A Centennial Re-evaluation of Charles Fort'’s 'Book of the Damned'
by Martin Shough with Wim van Utrecht, Foreword by Bob Rickard

Theoretical Weirdo: A Mish Mash of Ramblings about Weirdness
by John E.L. Tenney

Psi Wars: TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet
by Craig Weiler

Conan Doyle and the Mysterious World of Light
by Matt Wingett

Cryptozoology  (including Maverick Anthropology)

The Bigfooter's Atlas
by Zach Bales

Boggy Creek Casebook: Fouke Monster Encounters 1908 to Present
by Lyle Blackburn

Sinister Swamps: Monsters and Mysteries from the Mire
by Lyle Blackburn

In Search of Tom Slick: Explorer and Visionary
by Catherine Nixon Cooke

Where the Footprints End: High Strangeness and the Bigfoot Phenomenon, Volume I: Folklore
by Joshua Cutchin and Timothy Renner

A New Dictionary of Fairies: A 21st Century Exploration of Celtic and Related Western European Fairies
by Morgan Daimler

Extreme Expeditions 3:: Bigfoot Versus The Yeti
by Adam Davies

Mothman Territory: History and High Strangeness
by George Dudding

Sun, Sand, and Sea Serpents
by David Goudsward

The Sasquatch Genome Project: A Failed DNA Study
by Haskell Hart

The Day Sasquatch Became Real For Me
by Steve Isdahl

Southerners & Saurians: Swamp Monsters, Lizard Men, and Other Curious Creatures of the Old South
by John LeMay

The Science of Demons: Early Modern Authors Facing Witchcraft and the Devil
by  Jan Machielsen, ed

The Legend of Bigfoot: Leaving His Mark on the World
by T. S. Mart and Mel Cabre

Wild People of the Woods
by Taylor Martin

Monsters of the Deep
by Nick Redfern

Bigfoot .... It's Complicated
by Denver Riggleman

Merpeople: A Human History
by Vaughn Scribner

Mystery Cats of the Word Revisited: Blue Tigers, King Cheetahs, Black Cougars, Spotted Lions, and More
By Dr. Karl P.N. Shuker

This Cryptid World: A Global Survey of Undocumented Beasts
by Karl Shuker and Brian Rau

Australian Sea Serpents
by Malcolm Smith

Forgotten Bigfoots Around the World
by Malcolm Smith

Forgotten Sea Serpents
by Malcolm Smith

The Truth About Bunyips
by Malcolm Smith

Winged Cryptids: Humanoids, Monsters & Anomalous Creatures Casebook
by Lon Strickler

Monsters of the Last Frontier: Cryptids & Legends of Alaska
by David Weatherly

Monsters at the Crossroads: Cryptids & Legends of Indiana
by David Weatherly

Wood Knocks Volume 4: Journal of Sasquatch Research
by David Weatherly , Chad Lewis, et al.

In the Valleys of the Noble Beyond: In Search of the Sasquatch
by John Zada

History (Alternative)

The Magic of Marie Laveau: Embracing the Spiritual Legacy of the Voodoo Queen of New Orleans
by Denise Alvarado

When the Earth Had Two Moons: Cannibal Planets, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets, Dreadful Orbits, and the Origins of the Night Sky
by Erik Asphaug

Havana Syndrome: Mass Psychogenic Illness and the Real Story Behind the Embassy Mystery and Hysteria
by Robert W. Baloh and Robert E. Bartholomew

Golem: Modern Wars and Their Monsters
by Maya Barzilai

Esoteric Mysteries of the Underworld: The Power and Meaning of Subterranean Sacred Spaces
by Jean-Pierre Bayard

Secrets of the Druids: From Indo-European Origins to Modern Practices
by Teresa Cross

Secrets from the Black Vault: The Army's Plan for a Military Base on the Moon and Other Declassified Documents that Rewrote History
by John Greenewald, Jr.

Legacies of the Occult: Psychoanalysis, Religion, and Unconscious Communication
by Marsha Aileen Hewitt

Santa Claus Worldwide: A History of St. Nicholas and Other Holiday Gift-bringers
by Tom A. Jerman

Urban Legends from Space: The Biggest Myths About Space Demystified
by Bob King

A History of Magic, Witchcraft, and the Occult
by DK and Suzannah Lipscomb

The Human Cosmos: Civilization and the Stars
by Jo Marchant

Fairies, Ghosts, King Arthur, and Hounds from Hell: The Pagan and Medieval Origins of British Folklore
by Robin Melrose

The Immortality Key: The Secret History of the Religion with No Name
by Brian C. Muraresku

The Edge of Memory: Ancient Stories, Oral Tradition and the Post-Glacial World
by Patrick Nunn

Magic in the Landscape: Earth Mysteries and Geomancy
by Nigel Pennick

The Life and Afterlife of Harry Houdini
by Joe Posnanski

Science Fictions: How Fraud, Bias, Negligence, and Hype Undermine the Search for Truth
by Stuart Ritchie

Some Assembly Required: Decoding Four Billion Years of Life, from Ancient Fossils to DNA
by Neil Shubin

The Old Woman and the Conjurors: A Journey from Witch Scratching to the Conjurors, & the Southcottian Millenarean Movement of the Early 19th Century
by Mike Slater

Rosicrucian America: How a Secret Society Influenced the Destiny of a Nation
by Steven Sora

The Witch of the Monongahela
by Thomas White

Hidden History: Ancient Aliens and the Suppressed Origins of Civilization
by Jim Willis

Strange Talents

Dreaming Consciously: Extraordinary Journeys During Sleep Time
by Kwame Adapa

Out of Body into Life: Journeys into Spirit Worlds and How to Get There on Your Own
by Kwame Adapa

Making Sense of Life: Explaining Genes & Telepathy
by Richard Alabone

The Archaeology of Magic: Gender and Domestic Protection in Seventeenth-Century New England
by C. Riley Augé

On the Mystery of Being: Contemporary Insights on the Convergence of Science and Spirituality
by Zaya Benazzo and Maurizio Benazzo, eds

Dangerous Pursuits: Mediumship, Mind, and Music
by Stephen E. Braude

Seeing into the Future: A Short History of Prediction
by Martin van Creveld

Allow Me to Introduce: An Insider's Guide to the Occult
by Lon Milo DuQuette

The Black Monk of Pontefract: The World's Most Violent and Relentless Poltergeist
by Richard Estep

The Way of the Psychonaut Volume One: Encyclopedia for Inner Journeys
by Stanislav Grof

The Long Life of Magical Objects: A Study in the Solomonic Tradition
by Allegra Iafrate

Wormwood Star the Magickal Life of Marjorie Cameron
by Spencer Kansa

The Mysteries of Healing: Dialogues with Doctors and Scientists
by Gayle Kimball

The Contemplative Brain: Meditation, Phenomenology and Self-Discovery from a Neuroanthropological Point of View
by Charles D Laughlin

Psychology and the Paranormal: Exploring Anomalous Experience
by David F. Marks

Renegade Mystic: The Pursuit of Spiritual Freedom Through Consciousness Exploration
by Sean McNamara

The Selection Effect: How Consciousness Shapes Reality
by Herb Mertz

Common Phantoms: An American History of Psychic Science
by Alicia Puglionesi

A Short History of (Nearly) Everything Paranormal: Our Secret Powers: Telepathy, Clairvoyance and Precognition
by Terje Simonsen

Preserving the Psychic Child
by Ingo Swann

Resurrecting the Mysterious: Ingo Swann's 'Great Lost Work'
by Ingo Swann and Nick Cook

Is Consciousness Primary?
by Stephan A Schwartz, editor, et al

Witch Hunt: A Traveler's Guide to the Power and Persecution of the Witch
by Kristen J. Sollee

Contact with the Future: The Nature of Extrasensory Perception
by Jon Taylor

Blithe Spirits: An Imaginative History of the Poltergeist
by S. D. Tucker

Seeing into the Future: A Short History of Prediction
by Martin van Creveld

Dark Cognition
by David Vernon

The Magic Feather Effect: The Science of Alternative Medicine and the Surprising Power of Belief
by Melanie Warner

Psi Wars: TED, Wikipedia and the Battle for the Internet
by Craig Weiler

Otherwise Unorthodox

The Secret History of the Hell-Fire Clubs: From Rabelais and John Dee to Anton LaVey and Timothy Leary
by Geoffrey Ashe

When the Earth Had Two Moons: Cannibal Planets, Icy Giants, Dirty Comets, Dreadful Orbits, and the Origins of the Night Sky
by Erik Asphaug

Esoteric Mysteries of the Underworld: The Power and Meaning of Subterranean Sacred Spaces
by Jean-Pierre Bayard

Everything I Need to Know I Learned in the Twilight Zone
by Mark Dawidziak

Cosmos: Possible Worlds
by Ann Druyan

The Art of the Occult: A Visual Sourcebook for the Modern Mystic
by S. Elizabeth

The Sight of Hell
by John Furniss

Meteorite: How Stones from Outer Space Made Our World
by Tim Gregory

Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect
by Paul Halpern

Alien Oceans: The Search for Life in the Depths of Space
by Kevin Hand

The Clock Mirage: Our Myth of Measured Time
by Joseph Mazur

Escaping the Rabbit Hole: How to Debunk Conspiracy Theories Using Facts, Logic, and Respect
by West Mick

Worldshift Happens! Facing Down the Fear, Waking Up the Mind
by Carolyn North

The Trouble with Gravity: Solving the Mystery Beneath Our Feet
by Richard Panek

The Day It Finally Happens: Alien Contact, Dinosaur Parks, Immortal Humans―and Other Possible Phenomena
by Mike Pearl

Awful Archives: Conspiracy Theory, Rhetoric, and Acts of Evidence
by Jenny Rice

Entangled Life: How Fungi Make Our Worlds, Change Our Minds & Shape Our Futures
by Merlin Sheldrake

The Knowledge Machine: How Irrationality Created Modern Science
by Michael Strevens

Emergence of the Omniverse: Universe - Multiverse - Omniverse
by Alfred Lambremont Webre

The Other Side

Leaps of Faith: Ghost Hunting and Objectivity
by J.M Black

Spectropia, or Surprising Spectral Illusions Showing Ghosts Everywhere
by J H Brown and Marc Hartzman

The In Between: A Trip of a Lifetime
by Jim Bruton

The LLIFS Guide To EVP
by Sarah Chumacero

Poltergeist! A New Investigation Into Destructive Haunting
by John Fraser

Mapping the Afterlife: From Homer to Dante
by Emma Gee

The Medium Explosion: A Guide to Navigating the World of Those Who Claim to Communicate with the Dead
by Robert Ginsberg

Psycho-Phone Messages
by Francis Grierson

The Talking Dead: A Collection of Messages from Beyond the Veil, 1850s to 1920s
by Marc Hartzman

Enchanted Ground: The Spirit Room of Jonathan Koons
by Sharon Hatfield

Manifesting Spirits: An Anthropological Study of Mediumship and the Paranormal
by Jack Hunter

Visitors at the End of Life: Finding Meaning and Purpose in Near-Death Phenomena
by Allan Kellehear

Calling the Spirits: A History of Seances
by Lisa Morton

The Sauchie Poltergeist
by Malcolm Robinson

A Burst of Conscious Light: Near-Death Experiences, the Shroud of Turin, and the Limitless Potential of Humanity
by Dr. Andrew Silverman

The Haunting of Alma Fielding: A True Ghost Story
by Kate Summerscale

UFOs and Aliens

Pioneers of Oneness: The science and spirituality of UFOs and the Space Brothers
by Gerard Aartsen

Alien Abduction: The Control Factor
by James Bouck and Robert Long

Roswell: The Chronological Pictorial
by Thomas J. Carey

Roswell: The Ultimate Cold Case: Eyewitness Testimony and Evidence of Contact and the Cover-Up
by Thomas J. Carey and Donald R. Schmitt

History of the Plurality of Worlds: The Myths of Extraterrestrials Through the Ages
by Pierre Connes and James Lequeux

The UFO Beat: The New York Skies Column July 2013 to June 2019
by Cheryl Costa

The East Yorkshire UFO Files
by Mike Covell

Harvest: The True Story of Alien Abduction
by G.L. Davies

Onboard UFO Encounters: True Accounts of Contact with Extraterrestrials
by Preston Dennett

UFOs at the Drive-In: 100 True Cases of Close Encounters at Drive-In Theaters
by Preston Dennett

UFOs: The Ultimate Abduction
by Raymond E Fowler

I Want to Believe: Posadism, UFOs and Apocalypse Communism
by A.M. Gittlitz

The UFOlogy Umbrella: Close Encounters Are Not Enough
by Jason Gleaves

Intimate Alien: The Hidden Story of the UFO
by David J. Halperin

The Hynek UFO Report: The Authoritative Account of the Project Blue Book Cover-Up
by J. Allen Hynek

Dark Fleet: The Secret Nazi Space Program and the Battle for the Solar System
by Len Kasten

The Zoologist's Guide to the Galaxy: What Animals on Earth Reveal About Aliens--and Ourselves
by Arik Kershenbaum

You - The Public Deceived:'The Grand UFO Deception'
by Philip Kinsella

Experiencer: Two Worlds Collide
by William J Konkolesky

Evolution - Coming to Terms with the ET Presence
by Nadine Lalich

Rendlesham to Redemption: A Story of Transformation
by Steven R. LaPlume

UFOs + DNA = LIFE: Arguments in Support of Rael Testimony from His Encounter with the Extraterrestrials Who Created All Life on Earth
by Marc Letourneau

Alien Superintelligence Disclosure: What are the technical and mental prerequisites for contact with Alien Superintelligence?
by Lin K. Marine, Won K. Endovjeer,Jason Parserton, Sir Gaylord Ofbiz, Funda M. Li,  Bräpp S. Niffer

Virtual Dark Tourism: Ghost Roads
by Kathryn N. McDaniel

Contact Down Under: A century of UFO sightings in Australasia and the Western Pacific
by Moira McGhee

UFOs Now and Then: UFO and alien encounters from both the present time and in the past
by Moira McGhee

We Met The Space People: The Story of The Mitchell Sisters
by Helen Mitchell and Betty Mitchell

The Best of Project Blue Book
by Kevin Randle

The Martians: Evidence of Life on the Red Planet
by Nick Redfern

The Rendlesham Forest UFO Conspiracy: A Close Encounter Exposed as a Top Secret Government Experiment
by Nick Redfern

The Lights Upon The Hills: The Burton Dassett UFO Events Of 1923
By Richard Rokeby

by Wade Roush

They Are Already Here: UFO Culture and Why We See Saucers
by Sarah Scoles

President Eisenhower's Close Encounters
by Paul Blake Smith

Somewhere in the Skies: A Human Approach to the UFO Phenomenon
by Ryan Sprague

The UFO Trilogy: Dramas For The Stage
by John Steiger

Selected by Extraterrestrials Volume 2: My life in the top secret world of UFOs, Think Tanks and Nordic secretaries
by William Mills Tompkins

Flying saucers in the sky: 1947: when UFOs came from Mars
by Maurizio Verga

When Saucers came to Earth: The Story of the Italian UFO Landings in the Golden Era of the Flying Saucers
by Maurizio Verga

War of the Gods: Alien Skulls, Underground Cities, and Fire from the Sky
by Erich von Däniken

Captured by Aliens?: A History and Analysis of American Abduction Claims
by Nigel Watson

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