posted on Oct, 18 2009 @ 01:02 PM
Yes, Frank Edward's books were certainly among the first that introduced the ideas of an 'alternative science' or the possibility of an
"alternative history". Of course, if my chronology is not mistaken, he was quickly followed by Von Daniken's Chariot of the Gods and, of
course, there were, literally a plethora of imitative books in that genre. But Edwards, in my estimation was the first that broke the main
As a kid, however, I didn't really pay much attention to who was first on the news stands with the first UFO book or that sort of thing. I just
wanted to quench my thirst for "knowledge. To that end, I was always bringing home such "pulp" mags like True Magazine and Fate Magazine as well
as an assortment of magazines that a variety of publishers "knocked off" to capitalize on the UFO crazes that took place in the 60's. I had stacks
of these mags alongside of my comics, paperback books, Mad magazines and, of course, LP's.
Those were, indeed, mind-expanding days.