The Origin of Vril and “The Coming Race” by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Edward Bulwer-Lytton is known for many things. He’s the man who coined the phrases “pursuit of the almighty dollar” and “the pen is mightier than the sword.” He gave us that most (in)famous of opening lines, “It was a dark and stormy night,” which spawned the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest. He was a novelist, a poet, …

Our Hollow Earth

Book Review: The Hollow Earth by Dr. Raymond Bernard

The Hollow Earth, published in 1964 by Dr. Raymond Bernard, is one of the strangest books I’ve ever read. It’s full title is actually The Hollow Earth: The Greatest Geographical Discovery in History Made by Admiral Richard E. Byrd in the Mysterious Land Beyond the Poles – The True Origin of the Flying Saucers. Yeah. …

Olaf Jansen And The Smokey God

Book Review: Olaf Jansen And The Smoky God

The Smoky God, written by Willis George Emerson and published in 1908, is a retelling of the strange adventures of Olaf Jansen. Allegedly based on a true account and papers shared by Jansen on his death bed, the book recounts, in swift detail, his voyage into Earth’s “inner world” through an opening at the North …