JOHN KEEL: NOT AN AUTHORITY ON ANYTHING

January 20, 2014

“The Eighth Tower” Is Back in Print!

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John Keel’s book The Eighth Tower is back in print, thanks to Anomalist Books and the Estate of John A. Keel.

By the time John finished The Mothman Prophecies, it had grown much too long.  He pruned it judiciously, and reworked the excised material into The Eighth Tower.  It’s probably his most speculative and theoretical book, containing his ideas on the superspectrum (the expanded electromagnetic continuum in which we live), those mysterious ultraterrestrials, and man’s interactions with his gods.  It’s long been a favorite of mine.

It’s also a book that has been increasingly difficult to find, and vintage copies have been commanding higher and higher prices from dealers.  This new edition is long overdue.  Anomalist Books can be found here.

6 Comments »

  1. Hi Doug:
    This is fantastic news! I have a PDF of the British edition, but have never been able to afford any of the used copies I’ve seen on the Internet. Even back in 2003, I saw a few for over $100. But it is John’s best, in my opinion.
    Thanks again!
    Best,
    Bill G

    Comment by William J. Grabowski — January 23, 2014 @ 4:58 am

  2. I’m pleased to see it back in print, and it looks like a good edition. A good excuse to reread it!

    Comment by Doug — January 24, 2014 @ 11:52 am

  3. Yeah I am glad to see this. A couple of summers ago I found one through a used bookstore, an old paperback, beat up and think I paid $40 for. It gave the transaction a kind of mysterious flavor, like finding some obscure scroll that carried the secrets of the universe (which is might). It’s good to know the book is once again available. This is one that can keep you up at night. John was out there on the edge, calling it like he saw it.

    Comment by Clarence Carlson — January 24, 2014 @ 10:59 pm

  4. Yes, it is indeed good to this masterwork back in print. Some of those used copies were really high priced. On a related topic, I recently discovered a couple of books which are collections of magazine articles (quite a few from issues of Saga in the late 1960s) written By Keel over the years. They bear the titles, “Flying Saucer To The Center Of Your Mind,” and “Outer Limits Of The Twilight Zone.” They are edited by Andrew Colvin; the publisher is Metadisc. Many pages of pure enjoyment for any John Keel fan…

    Comment by Howard Phillips Fort — January 27, 2014 @ 2:10 am

  5. I’ve plugged those Colvin books on the site before. They’re recommended!

    Comment by Doug — January 27, 2014 @ 11:25 am

  6. Wow! First Operation Trojan Horse and now this! Thanks for sharing Doug!

    Comment by Mike Nemeth — February 1, 2014 @ 9:04 am

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