The Complete Books of Charles Fort

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Courier Corporation, 1941 - Social Science - 1125 pages
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This scholarly exploration of the borderlands between science and fantasy features four complete works by the redoubtable Charle Fort (1874-1932) - 'The Book of the Damned', 'Lo!', 'Wild Talents', and 'New Lands'. All concern the bizarre phenomena unexplained by traditional science that the author spent the better part of three decades documenting; flying saucers, telekinesis, sudden showers of fish from the sky, stigmata, poltergeists, and spontaneous combustion (to name a few). Fort's florid style and freakish subjects were much critiziced by his contemporaries, but he was defended and admired by an equal number of readers, including such noteworthies as Theodore Dreiser, Clarence Darrow, and Oliver Wendell Holmes. Stimulating, bewildering, and intoxicating, this intellectual tour de force is a must for lovers of science fiction as well as science facts.

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If you call yourself Fortean (or you want to) this is the first book that you need on your bookshelf. Start here to immerse yourself in the worlds ( Read full review

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Before the publication of this book, Roy Mackal was a respected researcher working in the biological science division at the University of Chicago. He had several notable achievements to his credit ... Read full review

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