Here at Tarcher, we show a great deal of love to books of the extraterrestrial nature. Grab a blanket and enjoy one of these UFO titles under the summer’s sky. Who know what might pass overhead!
THE FALLEN SKY takes readers on a hunt through time and space as Cokinos profiles the maverick scientists, mad dreamers and starry-eyed profiteers who chased meteorites and turned their study into a legitimate science. At the same time, he weaves tales of his own journey throughout, as he follows in the footsteps of these historic meteorite explorers—from Greenland to Kansas, Australia to the South Pole.
In 1987, Whitley Strieber changed the way we look at the universe with the publication of Communion, a bestselling account of his terrifying close encounters with extraterrestrials. Not only did his reports fascinate readers worldwide, they popularized the picture that we now think of when we envision extraterrestrials – the bauble-headed stick figures with enormous oval eyes that Strieber refers to as The Grays. Now available in paperback August 29, 2013, SOLVING THE COMMUNION ENIGMA revisits Strieber’s encounters with The Grays, and examines the myriad ways they fit into a larger story of unexplained phenomena around the world: crop circles, mutilated livestock, mysterious aerial objects, abductions, and more.
Who is Ray Palmer? Chances are you either don’t know or—if you’re a comic book fan—you think of DC Comics character, The Atom. Although he was the namesake for one, Ray Palmer—the man—was no superhero. Standing at just four feet tall (the result of a crippling childhood injury), he hardly cut an imposing figure. But what he lacked in height, he would make up for in his legacy. THE MAN FROM MARS by Fred Nadis is the first-ever biography of the man who shaped science fiction and changed our perception of the universe as we know it. As the editor of the groundbreaking pulp magazine Amazing Stories, as well as Fate, Mystic and Flying Saucers, Palmer made invaluable contributions to popular culture, like jump starting the flying saucer craze; popularizing “hollow earth” theory; and publishing stories by some of sci-fi’s biggest players, including Ray Bradbury and the first professional story by a young Isaac Asimov.
The prospect of aliens can be frightening. To admit that an extraterrestrial entity exists somewhere in the stretches of outer space can be a hard truth to swallow. The only thing spookier than thinking about aliens would be an actual encounter with one! In WONDERS IN THE SKY, Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck follow the stories of real-life encounters with alien life and weave together connections that can send shivers down the spines of die-hard alien fans.
The Last Greatest Magician in the World by Jim Steinmeyer
Ever wondered how magicians could vanish into thin air? Author Jim Steinmeyer did, and after years of research he has all the secrets! An authority on the history of stage magic, all of our pressing questions about magic are answered in his book The Last Greatest Magician in the World. Readers explore the life and legacy of stage magician Howard Thurston—the man who surpassed the great Houdini himself! With clever prose and beautiful narration, Steinmeyer walks his readers through all the landmark acts, illustrates Thurston’s most private experiences, and even helps them avoid some of Thurston’s trapdoors, to boot! The Last Greatest Magician in the World is a fine gift for anyone who’s ever been touched by magic.
If Jane Austen was alive today, in a world where Facebook communication and text messaging are widely acceptable substitutions for real time dialogues, what would she do? Austen’s great-great-great-great-great niece presents a most convincing answer. In Miss Jane Austen’s Guide to Modern Life’s Dilemmas, author Rebecca Smith offers her readers useful ways to consider and incorporate Austen’s wisdom into modern day dilemmas. The life and times of the great authoress enabled her to produce staggering character studies that resonate with our experiences today. With a little help from Austen, you can strategically navigate the intricacies of modern relations with the grace and refinement of a Victorian lady.
There are moments when we find ourselves wondering about the strangest phenomena. For example, what exactly is maggot cheese? Or, how much coffee would it take to kill a man? And most importantly, why is the toilet often referred to as “the John”? Like us, Author Francesca Gould found herself asking similar questions, and for our convenience she’s compiled the answers into one absolutely useful book about many, absolutely useless information! In Why Fish Fart, Gould tackles the oddest, quirkiest and, at times, most nauseating information we have at one point or another wondered about. A fun and easy read, Why Fish Fart works in the same line as other equally amusing titles under Gould’s name: Why You Shouldn’t Eat Your Boogers and Why Dogs Eat Poop.
Some like it hot. Some like it dirty. But painful? Well for those who are curious about the dynamics of S&M, we have something for that, too. For the straight-laced accountants and docile librarians of the world who’d never dare explore such hush-hush territory, the Mcleod couple has something that might help move those harmless curiosities from the imagination to the bedroom. In 50 Ways to Play: BDSM for Nice People, Debra & Don Mcleod share their intimate tips on how to add that extra something we often only dream of. Whether you’re an average Jane or Joe looking for a better time or a bedroom athlete who knows what they want, 50 Ways to Play is a surefire way to whet the appetite.
In the large expanse of the universe it’s hard to imagine what an extraterrestrial entity would look like. That is until we remember the “Grays”—those tall, large headed aliens with the large pit black eyes that Whitley Strieber popularized. In Solving the Communion Enigma, Strieber reexamines his encounters with the “Grays” and tries to bridge links between his own experiences to other unexplained phenomena around the world. Alien buffs and conspiracy theorists alike will equally have a field day with the most curious experiences Strieber brings to the table.
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Just in time for Valentine’s Day, read the heartwarming story of how Whitley Strieber, author of SOLVING THE COMMUNION ENIGMA, met his wife Anne. It’s totally “Aww!”-worthy!
Whitley Strieber is the internationally bestselling author of more than twenty novels and nonfiction works, including The Wolfen, The Hunger, and The Coming Global Superstorm, which was made into the feature film The Day After Tomorrow. In his most recent work, SOLVING THE COMMUNION ENIGMA, Strieber revisits his own encounters with The Grays, and examines the myriad ways they fit into a larger story of unexplained phenomena around the world: crop circles, mutilated livestock, mysterious aerial objects, abductions, and more. Read below for some more insight on the book and Strieber’s experiences.
OUT TODAY: Attached, The Jefferson Bible, Patience, The Prosperous Heart, Solving the Communion Enigma, and The Prosperity Bible
Though many relationship guides tell us how to date, few address the “why?” factor of relationships. That’s exactly what psychiatrist and neuroscientist Dr. Amir Levine and psychologist Rachel Heller offer in their accessible and groundbreaking book, ATTACHED: The New Science of Adult Attachment and How it Can Help You Find—and Keep—Love, now available in paperback.
Combining facts and clear analysis with engaging personal stories from over 100 interviewees, ATTACHED is a fascinating read for anyone with an interest in the “why” behind their actions and relationships.
In 1803 (and continuing for nearly two decades), Thomas Jefferson began one of the boldestreligious experiments in American history: cutting and pasting the teachings of Jesus Christ, as recorded in the Bible, into one compact statement.
This hardcover replica of THE JEFFERSON BIBLE restores to print a handsome, immensely accessible version of Jefferson’s manifesto as it was published for general readers in 1940.
Patience. It’s one of those qualities that people so often say they lack, and invariably find in short supply. One constantly hears cries of “I don’t have the patience for this!” or “I’m losing my patience.” Whether it is with our families, our co-workers, or ourselves, patience so often seems to abandon us when we need it most. But what if we could carve out a pathway to becoming more patient every day?
That is the very task author and Buddhist teacher Allan Lokos addresses with his new book, PATIENCE: The Art of Peaceful Living . Combining practical techniques and inspirational profiles, this unique book offers an in depth, yet accessible learning experience that touches all aspects of one’s life.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of her beloved international bestseller, The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron has penned an all-new creativity program book that deals with this very concern: THE PROSPEROUS HEART: Creating a Life of “Enough” (Tarcher/Penguin hardcover, January 2012).
Prosperity isn’t a fiscal bottom line, Cameron asserts. Rather, “prospering is something we can do, right now, today, no matter how much money we have.” To aid us in cultivating a prosperous heart, Cameron outlines an original 12-week program that addresses “the money question,” offering a new set of concrete tools and strategies to help usA practical and inspiring must-read, THE PROSPEROUS HEART shows readers how to develop a satisfying life that is both highly creative and financially sound.
In 1987, Whitley Strieber changed the way we look at the universe with the publication of Communion, a bestselling account of his terrifying abductions and close encounters with extraterrestrials. Not only did his reports fascinate readers worldwide, they popularized the picture that we now think of when we envision extraterrestrials – the bauble-headed stick figures with enormous oval eyes that Strieber refers to as The Grays.
In Solving the Communion Enigma: What is To Come, Strieber revisits his own encounters with The Grays, and examines the myriad ways they fit into a larger story of unexplained phenomena around the world; crop circles, mutilated livestock, mysterious aerial objects, abductions, and more. This book offers both a new look at some very personal, strange encounters, a big-picture view of the perplexing world today, and the world we’ll be inhabiting in the not-so-distant future. A must-read for anyone interested in the fate of mankind.
Great minds in every generation have sought to answer the question, “How can I become wealthy?” Some tackled the question practically; others spiritually, or philosophically. Whatever their approach, people throughout the ages have listened, waiting for the insight that might change their lives.
Now in paperback, THE PROSPERITY BIBLE culls all that insight into one, inclusive volume. It presents readers with some of the best money-making secrets of all-time from legendary writers and experts like Benjamin Franklin, Napoleon Hill, P.T. Barnum, Wallace D. Wattles, and Ernest Holmes.
With 19 beloved classics in this convenient and affordable work, THE PROSPERITY BIBLE is an invaluable addition to the libraries of anyone looking to increase their wealth and better their lives.
In 1987, Whitley Strieber changed the way we look at the universe with the publication of Communion, a bestselling account of his terrifying abductions and close encounters with extraterrestrials. Not only did his reports fascinate millions of readers worldwide, they popularized the picture that we now think of when we envison extraterrestrials – the bauble-headed stick figures with enormous oval eyes that Strieber refers to as The Grays.
In Solving the Communion Enigma: What is To Come (January 2012), Strieber revisits his own encounters with The Grays, and examines the myriad ways they fit into a larger story of unexplained phenomena around the world; crop circles, mutilated livestock, mysterious aerial objects, abductions, and more.
Strieber makes his strongest case yet against the ideas that these types of occurrences are imagined, misconstrued or fabricated. It is not those who’ve experienced the encounters who are delusional, he says—it’s those who deny them.
Solving the Communion Enigma is both a new look at some very personal, strange encounters, and a big-picture view of the perplexing world we’re living in today, and the world we’ll be inhabiting in the not-so-distant future. Intimate and wise, Solving The Communion Enigma is a must-read for anyone interested in the fate of mankind.
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