Dr KARL SHUKER

Zoologist, media consultant, and science writer, Dr Karl Shuker is also one of the best known cryptozoologists in the world. Author of such seminal works as Mystery Cats of the World (1989), The Lost Ark: New and Rediscovered Animals of the 20th Century (1993; greatly expanded in 2012 as The Encyclopaedia of New and Rediscovered Animals), In Search of Prehistoric Survivors (1995), and more recently Extraordinary Animals Revisited (2007), Dr Shuker's Casebook (2008), Karl Shuker's Alien Zoo: From the Pages of Fortean Times (2010), Cats of Magic, Mythology, and Mystery (2012), and Mirabilis: A Carnival of Cryptozoology and Unnatural History (2013), his many fans have been badgering him to join the blogosphere for years. The CFZ Blog Network is proud to have finally persuaded him to do so.

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Friday, 25 November 2016

STILL IN SEARCH OF PREHISTORIC SURVIVORS - AFTER 21 YEARS, THE WAIT IS FINALLY OVER!



It has been 21 years since the original publication back in 1995 of In Search of Prehistoric Survivors, considered by many to be my finest cryptozoological volume. Not surprisingly, then, in subsequent years there has been a growing, persistent clamour among its numerous fans worldwide for me to prepare a new, updated edition. Now, at last, fulfilling a longstanding promise, I have done so - and what an update it is!

At over 600 pages long, with a word count of almost 260,000, more than 300 colour and b/w illustrations (including many stunning renditions plus spectacular cover artwork by acclaimed crypto-artist William M. Rebsamen), and a brand-new foreword penned by fellow crypto-chronicler Michael Newton, this is both a massively-expanded new edition of the original volume and a valid stand-alone book in its own right, because it contains many entirely new cryptids as well as updates for all of those previously included here. The result is the most comprehensive documentation and analysis ever published of those diverse mystery beasts that at one time or another have been postulated to be bona fide prehistoric survivors.

Where it all began, 21 years ago - the original edition, In Search Of Prehistoric Survivors, published in 1995 (© Dr Karl Shuker)

But if these elusive beasts do indeed exist, could they really be creatures that time forgot? From sea serpents and lake monsters to living non-avian dinosaurs and surviving pterodactyls, from bunyips and behemoths to Nandi bears, devil-pigs, thunderbirds, thylacoleonids, and many many more, read the meticulous, objective, and always scrupulously scientific assessments of each and every cryptozoological case presented in this fascinating book, and judge for yourself.

An ideal Christmas present for every cryptozoological enthusiast, Still In Search Of Prehistoric Survivors can now be ordered on Amazon and elsewhere online – click here to visit its dedicated page on my website, which contains direct clickable links to its purchasing pages on Amazon USA and Amazon UK respectively. And if you order it here on Amazon USA between now and November 28 (up to 02:59 am EST) 2016, using the promo code HOLIDAYBOOK at checkout under the "Gift cards & promotional codes" section, you will save a sizeable $10 off its selling price!!







6 comments:

  1. Hi Karl. Havingowned the original book for quite some time, i've been waiting for this new edition, but can't afford the £38 amazon uk price (partly because i've just bought your nessie book ! ). Will there be a softback edition at some point perhaps do you know ?

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    1. Hi there, Thanks for buying my Nessie book, which I hope that you'll enjoy. Re SISOPS: I don't know of any plans as yet for a pb (softback) edition - and because it's such a hefty book, a pb cover may not be substantial enough for it anyway. But if I learn that any such edition is going to be published, I'll definitely post details here and elsewhere. Thanks for your interest. All the best, Karl

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    2. I wasnt actually critisizing the price...not really...its just that i already have the original. Is there enough new content to tempt me to buy the new edition ?

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    3. The new version is roughly three times the length (pages count and word count) of the original, with three times the illustration count too, so, yes, it definitely contains a lot more content than the original, no question about that at all. I received my first copies yesterday and was astonished at just how big it is compared to the original one. All the best, Karl

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  2. This is certainly a very helpful book for realistically appraising what more creatures may still survive undetected. I think that even Karl Shuker will be surprised at how many still survive or will re-evolve in the future. For example, I think the Irish Elk will re-evolve in the future when the climate is right. The question Karl's book help's to answer is, from what species may it re-evolve? Thanks Karl. :)

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  3. Finally, I have something to respond to all those folk who keep saying, 'I don't know what to get you for Christmas. You're so difficult to buy for!'

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