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), The Unexplained (1996), Mysteries of Planet Earth (1999), The Beasts That Hide From Man (2003), 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), Mirabilis: A Carnival of Cryptozoology and Unnatural History (2013), Dragons in Zoology, Cryptozoology, and Culture (2013), A Manifestation of Monsters (2015), Here's Nessie! (2016), and what is already considered to be his magnum opus, Still In Search Of Prehistoric Survivors (2016), 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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Saturday, 10 December 2016

STILL IN SEARCH OF PREHISTORIC SURVIVORS - CHOSEN AS THE BEST CRYPTOZOOLOGY BOOK OF 2016



Just two days after I received from Loren Coleman and the International Cryptozoology Museum the prestigious Golden Yeti Award as Cryptozoologist of the Year 2016 – a massive honour recognised internationally as the veritable Oscar of Cryptozoology – I was delighted and awed to discover on my birthday yesterday that in his always much-anticipated annual listing of the year's best cryptozoology books Loren has chosen my newest book, Still In Search Of Prehistoric Survivors: The Creatures That Time Forgot?, as THE Best Cryptozoology Book of 2016!!

Not only that, but also included in his Top Ten Cryptozoology Books of 2016 listing (click here to view it on Loren's CryptoZooNews website) is my earlier 2016 book, Here's Nessie! A Monstrous Compendium From Loch Ness. Thank you so much, Loren, for bestowing such praise and honour upon my books - I am truly grateful, and very greatly honoured. Moreover, I'd like to take this opportunity to offer my thanks too to all of the numerous correspondents, artists (in particular Bill Rebsamen), and crypto-colleagues globally whose much-valued contributions to these books of mine have helped them achieve such success; to Michael Newton and to Henry Bauer for their respective splendid forewords; and most especially to Chad Arment and Coachwhip Publications re Still In Search Of Prehistoric Survivors and to Jon Downes and CFZ Press re Here's Nessie! for producing in each respective instance  such a beautifully-presented volume from my original manuscript and submitted illustrations.

How I wish that my dear mother Mary Shuker, who initiated my life-long passion for cryptozoology (click here for details), could have seen all of this – she would have been so proud of her lad, as she always fondly called me and whom she loved so much. God bless you Mom, and thank you again most sincerely Loren. This is what has always encouraged me in the researching and writing of my books and articles, and made it all so worthwhile for me – namely, to learn via such recognition as this that my work is valued so much by, and gives so much pleasure to, readers and fellow researchers/writers alike. What more can any author ask for?





3 comments:

  1. Thanks Karl for the discussion of the possibility of surviving Chalicotheres. I would add that, reading about the two golden belt plaques from Siberia depicting a creature like a Chalicothere, adds to the connection I have long made with Homer's flesh eating horses! I wonder if a creature so big, even with the teeth of an herbivore, might still occassionally eat soft meat like brains when the opportunity arose.

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