Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Neat new cryptozoology magazine

Richard Muirhead sent me the first issue of his new "Journal of Cryptozoology, Folklore, and Forteana," Flying Snake. It's not a journal in the peer-reviewed sense, but a very enjoyable little magazine. The printing is crisp and professional, the articles generally well written, and the correspondence included from Richard's files very interesting. It strays to the borders of cryptozoology and beyond (cf. Richard's own piece insisting the Biblical story of Ezekiel's wheels was a supernatural event and not a UFO), but it's Richard's magazine and he can address anything he wants. A notable feature is that not one article addresses the "classic monsters" of cryptozoology, and I found that quite refreshing!
I loved the color photo of an orange badger (really) on the back cover.

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