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K. V. Goodman "ufowarminster" (England)

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The Angel Committee
The Angel Committee
by Jason Chapman
Edition: Paperback

3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good solid "UFO" based novel, 16 Jan. 2013
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When I started to read this book, it was obvious that the author had done a great deal of research into the modern mystery that is UFOs.
The story moves along at a fast pace, and I for one found it difficult to put down as there are twists and action a-plenty. If I were to draw any comparisons with other books, this is not unlike W.A.Harbinson's "Projekt Saucer" series, but with-out the human protagonists. This time, it's real UFOs, not man-made ones. But the darker side of human nature raises it's head towards the end of the book, setting the scene nicely for a sequel.
For fans and anyone who enjoyed the "X-files" it will no doubt appeal.
All in all, a promising debut novel, and I look forward to the series carrying on.
One or two errors crop into the text, but no-one is perfect!
Roll on volume 2.

UFO Case Files of Russia
UFO Case Files of Russia
by Philip Mantle
Edition: Paperback

3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Missing gap in the history of UFOs filled!, 2 May 2010
It was with surprise that I received a copy of the above book through the post for review purposes. I knew that Philip had been working on a new book, but was totally unaware of the content and subject matter.
I have been studying Ufology for over 35 years, and the only book in my collection which covers the previous Soviet administration's take on the subject was 1974's UFOs from behind the Iron Curtain by Ion Hobana and Julien Weverbergh.
Philip and Paul's book is a vast and varied tome, containing much new material, which now sees the light of day for the first time. With the subject matter so vast, and the continent it focuses on so large, this book probably merely scratches the surface.
It's true that the Tunguska event makes an appearance [no self respecting book on UFOs focusing on this part of the world could leave that out!] but, for me at least, the whole UFO phenomenon in Russia is covered here, from the time of the Empire right up to the present day.
I, for one, was unaware that UFOs had been seen around the site of the Chernobyl disaster. Other nuggets found in the book include chapters on Soviet Military encounters with UFOs, the KGB files [television series anyone?] and many more.
Healings of Atlantis seem to be the publisher to watch at the moment, as they have also just released Malcolm Robinson's UFO Case files of Scotland.
This is a company to watch, and track this book down...no researcher should be without this one!

SCIENCE FICTION SECRETS: From Government Files and the Paranormal
SCIENCE FICTION SECRETS: From Government Files and the Paranormal
by Nick Redfern
Edition: Paperback
Price: £10.95

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Redfern taps a new vein in Ufology, 14 Jan. 2010
In the absence of any new decent books on the UFO subject [David Clarke's book is an exception regarding the above statement] a new book by one of the most prolific and respected researchers in the field is welcomed.
As with David Clarke's book, this is no run of the mill rehash of classic sightings and saucer lore, as it covers a section of the UFO myth that has, to now, been mostly ignored...
Flying Saucer secrets is a cornucopia of individual essays, each dealing with the impact that UFOs have had on science fiction and vice versa. Most UFO researchers will admit to having a passing interest in science fiction be it in the visual medium or in print. I for one was brought up on the classic TV shows of Gerry Anderson, and it was his 1970 series UFO which sparked my interest in Ufology.
Nick's passion for both subjects shines through this work, and as the publicity states on the back of the book:
*Mix two parts science fiction with one part high level government secrecy
*Add a liberal helping of the paranormal
*Let Nick Redfern heat and serve...
In the book, Nick looks at Government "assistance" in the filming of Spielberg's classic CE3K, FBI agents investigating the acclaimed writer of science fiction, Philip K. Dick, how did the "Lone gunmen", a spinoff series from the hugely popular "X-Files" predict the 9/11 disaster?
These and many more instances such as the above are covered in the book. Although Nick now lives in the USA, you'd be forgiven thinking that the book was solely aimed at the American market. Not so! For inside the book are a number of chapters devoted to the UK and how the UK government perceives the UFO enigma.
All in all, a pleasant book which covers some unusual aspects which have been ignored for too long, and the book is a welcome breath of fresh air.
For anyone with an interest in UFOs and science fiction, it is a must read.
I look forward to Nick's next book, on alleged alien contact...

Stand By For Action
Stand By For Action
Price: £11.99

6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An underated composer, 28 Jun. 2009
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This review is from: Stand By For Action (Audio CD)
As a child growing up in the halcyon days of the 1960s, the programmes of Gerry Anderson were an important part of my early life.
One element of these programmes, for me at least, was the music of Barry Gray. His work added another dimention to the programmes.
It's a sad fact that most people will only know his theme from "Thunderbirds".
On this excellent CD you have, for the first time, an almost complete retrospective of his work.
From the somewhat twee "Four Feather Falls" to the sweeping majesty of "Space: 1999". A must have collection for the soundtrack collector.
I can only hope that Silva Screen can release a second or even third volume of this vastly underated composers work!

In Alien Heat: The Warminster Mystery Revisited
In Alien Heat: The Warminster Mystery Revisited
by Steve Dewey
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.00

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A view from the other side of the hill, 23 Oct. 2007
I have been involved with the Warminster enigma for over 30 years, and was a stalwart of the 70s skywatching crowd. I met Steve Dewey way back in October 1976, on a fog shrouded Cradle Hill. I was even then, impressed by his knowledge of the phenomenon. It came as no surprise when I realised that Steve had written a book about the subject, although nearly 30 years late!
Steve and John approach the mystery from a social/cultural/historical view - and uncover a wealth of information. The book is, by it's nature, a skeptical one. But, from one who has also written a book on Warminster, although from the other side of the fence, Steve and John should be applauded for their work.
For anyone who remembers those halycon days, or has an interest in British Ufology, I can whole-heartedly recommend this book.
Thanks to this book, I contacted Steve Dewey, and because of our mutual interest in the Warminster Mystery, Steve and I now run a website, ufo-warminster, which, we hope, over time will chronicle the enigma that appeared to haunt this quiet Wiltshire town in the 1960s and 1970s.

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