Half a century ago, Belgian Zoologist Bernard Heuvelmans first codified cryptozoology in his book On the Track of Unknown Animals.

The Centre for Fortean Zoology (CFZ) are still on the track, and have been since 1992. But as if chasing unknown animals wasn't enough, we are involved in education, conservation, and good old-fashioned natural history! We already have three journals, the largest cryptozoological publishing house in the world, CFZtv, and the largest cryptozoological conference in the English-speaking world, but in January 2009 someone suggested that we started a daily online magazine! The CFZ bloggo is a collaborative effort by a coalition of members, friends, and supporters of the CFZ, and covers all the subjects with which we deal, with a smattering of music, high strangeness and surreal humour to make up the mix.

It is edited by CFZ Director Jon Downes, and subbed by the lovely Lizzy Bitakara'mire (formerly Clancy), scourge of improper syntax. The daily newsblog is edited by Corinna Downes, head administratrix of the CFZ, and the indexing is done by Lee Canty and Kathy Imbriani. There is regular news from the CFZ Mystery Cat study group, and regular fortean bird news from 'The Watcher of the Skies'. Regular bloggers include Dr Karl Shuker, Dale Drinnon, Richard Muirhead and Richard Freeman.The CFZ bloggo is updated daily, and there's nothing quite like it anywhere else. Come and join us...

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Sunday, February 07, 2010


New Horizons, the fourth volume of reprints of Animals & Men, the journal of the Centre for Fortean Zoology, is in production now. It will be published in the next few weeks.

Although the magazines are reproduced largely in fascimile, formatting errors inherent in the original productions (and which have been copied in all reprints to date) have been fixed, so for the first time you can read them the way that they were intended to be read.

The original versions of these five issues (Spring 1998 to summer 1999) were particularly badly formatted, mainly due to the boys of the CFZ not knowing how to use their new PC, and so it is good to have these errors fixed at last.

The volume also includes an essay by Richard Freeman about his early days at the CFZ, and explanatory notes for each volume by Jon Downes, placing them into historical perspective.

It will be £12.50 plus postage and packing. However, if you pre-order here and pay using paypal at the special low price of a tenner, you will receive it - post free - in early March.

Bloody Hell, Jon you must be bonkers to give us such an amazing bargain. Of course, I will take advantage of this fantastic offer. Wow!

1 comment:

stormwalkernz said...

Jon does that include post free to New Zealand?
If so please book me for one.