July 6, 2015
We have just released a raft of our best-selling books in reasonably priced, laminate hardcover editions. They are now available from both Amazon US and Amazon UK and other resellers such as Barnes and Noble online.
These books will only be available in hardcover editions for a limited time.
March 5, 2014
Our two bestselling controversial history books are now available in ebook editions for Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Apple. First and foremost we have Brad Steiger’s thought-provoking and pioneering work on the existence of a global prehistoric civilization, Worlds Before Our Own. We also have Patrick Huyghe’s provocative heretical history of who was first in the Americas, Columbus Was Last. In the months to come we will be issuing ebook editions of other reprinted works from the Anomalist Books stable. Next up, we’ll have Jacques Vallee’s definitive work on UFOs, his Alien Contact Trilogy: Dimensions, Confrontation, and Revelations.
January 31, 2009
In recent months, reviews of some of our books have appeared in Paranormal Magazine, a beautiful, glossy newsstand monthly edited by Richard Holland. First up is their review of Worlds Before Our Own by Brad Steiger: “Steiger’s book delves into the dim and distant past to examine evidence damned by archeological and paleontological orthodoxy. Could Homo sapiens have existed on the Earth far longer than currently believed?…The suggestion is not as fantastical as it might first appear…[Steiger] does not intend this evidence to be conclusive, merely to raise the question about our origins and to fire the imagination regarding the possibility of a millions of years-old lost civilization. He succeeds admirably on both counts.”
Next is their review of Brad Steiger’s Otherworldly Affaires: “Demon lovers have been a feature of folklore since the Middle Ages at least but such phenomena are still reported today. Steiger turns his considerable resources onto the subject of sex and the supernatural in this welcome reprint of Haunted Lovers first published in 1971 but now rather hard to find… Sex and romance are powerful forces in the human psyche so it’s no wonder that they should have a strong influence on supernatural experience. Many of the accounts in Steiger’s fascinating book are doubtless the result of psychosis or wish fulfillment, but many more provide unnervingly convincing evidence of beings from beyond who are keen to get closer than comfortable.”
And lastly is their review of The Tujunga Canyon Contacts by Ann Druffel and Scott Rogo: “Whatever your attitude towards the alien abduction scenario (literal truth or hypnosis hooey?), The Tujunga Canyon Contacts is a seminal must-read for anyone interested in the subject…The particular value of this book is that alien abductions were still new on the scene when [Ann Druffel and Scott Rogo] carried out their research, which means the experiencers would not have been contaminated by all the abduction scenarios that have since become so familiar…”
October 10, 2008
Here’s a roundup of recent accolades. In his review of Worlds Before Our Own, Bob Rickard at Fortean Times notes that author Brad Steiger’s “influence on forteana equals John Keel’s on ufology.” He then goes on to say: “From the prodigious Anomalist stable comes another breeze from the past..[the book’s] thesis is that before conventional ‘prehistory,’ there could have been a large, possibly global, and culturally advanced civilization…This is a refreshing glimpse of original sources unfiltered through the likes of von Daniken, Charroux, Tomas and more modern writers.” The tagline reads: “An inspiring and ground-breaking blast from the past.” Brad told us he was quite touched by Bob’s review. So were we.
Next comes Bill Chalker’s review of An Alien Who’s Who from The Ufologist Magazine, published in Australia. Bill’s lack of fascination with the contactee realm clearly tempers his opinion of the book: “The UFO saga has spawned what must be the most bizarre Who’s Who in history. We have the prolific watcher and commentator on the historical, cultural, and psychological facets of UFO culture, Martin Kottmeyer to thank for [this book]….[It’s] an intriguing testament as to why the aliens of contactee tales inspire little confidence, and the why normally nameless abducting aliens seem more substantive. A matter of debate, I suspect, and Kottmeyer’s guide book may provide a helpful calibration point. It is from that perspective that his book is a welcome contribution.”
And last, but certainly not least, John Carlson of The Paranomalists reviews Extreme Expeditions. “The book is a firsthand account of Adam Davies’s experiences taken directly from his travel diaries while visiting various remote–and often dangerous–areas of the globe, pursuing his dream of finding and scientifically documenting the existence of so-called ‘legendary’ creatures (known as cryptids, for those who are unfamiliar). Besides being an enormously entertaining and frequently riotously funny read, Extreme Expeditions is, I felt, a very moving account of a man that is motivated by both a fascination for these creatures and a deep concern for their safety and preservation…I came away from reading his book with deep respect for the man’s sense of purpose and sheer determination.”
November 26, 2007
Stephen Wagner “heartily recommends” Brad Steiger’s Worlds Before Our Own, as well as Strange Guests and Shadow World, in his warm review of the book at About.com. Says Wagner: “Obviously, I have always been fascinated by discoveries and human experiences that don’t fit into the standard templates of what conventional science and even religion would have us accept…This fascination also includes archaeological discoveries that do not fit neatly into the timelines currently laid out in scientific texts…Yet these discoveries exist, annoying as they may be to the commonly accepted theories. Brad shares my excitement and wonder about these anomalies, which is why I gleefully relish books like Worlds Before Our Own. These anomalous findings – and there are thousands of them – stand out as real evidence that there very well may have been civilizations (possibly advanced) that pre-date any we are aware of.”
Likewise, Brent Raynes seems to appreciate the new history presented in Heavenly Lights: The Apparitions of Fatima and the UFO Phenomenon by Joaquim Fernandes & Fina D’Armada. In Alternate Perceptions, he writes: “This book…is a full-blown, indepth and thoroughly researched exploration of the facts in this extraordinary case. Not a few paragraphs devoted to some of the highlights of this astounding case, but a truly detailed presentation and compilation of the evidence and its similarities to the global UFO phenomenon. Originally published in Portuguese, the authors, Joaquim Fernandes and Fina D’Armada, conducted an extensive amount of original research that should be loudly applauded. Also their close examination and comparisons to all of the case details and the parallels that they isolated from UFO cases in various parts of the world, establishes an even much stronger and greater case for what ufologists have been writing and saying about the extraordinary Fatima events for so many years now. Easy to read and filled with wonderful illustrations and graphs, this is a great addition to any ufologist’s or parapsychologist’s library.”
Brent Raynes, the editor of Alternate Perceptions, has penned a wonderful review of Brad Stieger’s Worlds Before Our Own. “Once again,” he writes, “the most prolific and popular author we know, the legendary Brad Steiger has had another one of his greatest and most worthy classics reprinted.” Noting that this book “was a pioneering exploration of ancient global civilizations and so-called ‘erratics’—’man-made’ artifacts that turned up in unexpected places like primordial geological strata,” Raynes goes to say that “Brad had led the pack some fifteen years before Michael Cremo’s Forbidden Archaeology and others, and in a sense he was kind of like Barbara Mandrel in that song where she was country when country wasn’t cool!” I think Brad will be flattered by the comparison, even if he’s not a country music fan! Raynes ends his review with these words: “Though originally published nearly three decades ago, Worlds Before Our Own is still a very thought-provoking book written by one of the best qualified investigative writers to tackle such exciting and challenging historical controversies…”
April 21, 2007
Yes! Our reprint of Brad Steiger’s groundbreaking book, Worlds Before Our Own, is here. This edition features a new Foreword, which serves not only to explain just how controversial this book was when it first appeared but also updates it with some new evidence for the existence of a global prehistoric civilization. Brad will be making a tour of the airwaves to promote the book in the coming months, so don’t miss him!