The UFO Armageddon is a hilarious look at UFOs, unlikely aliens and the ludicrous fictional reminiscences of an assortment of confused humans, brought together through the pages of an imaginary magazine devoted to the world of flying saucers.
Fully illustrated with the author's own cartoons and a bundle of crazy photographs and front cover images it tells the brief story of the defunct extraterrestrial magazine The UFO Armageddon, created by identical twins Maurice and Adelbald Slump on a work bench at the rear of their garage in the mid-1980s.
Their many and varied accounts of strange, otherworldly doings include the case of American farmer, John Owensborough who was "confronted near his chicken house by a pink quadruped with frog-like eyes wearing a stovepipe hat and full evening dress. In a high-pitched shriek the creature told John in broken English that it was friendly and only wanted to take his dog, but became petulant when John offered his wife instead."
Or the little-known tale of a US military colonel and tiddlywinks master, who created the term Ufology when faced with some "awkward letters" during the nail-biting final of a Joint Forces Scrabble Tournament by trying to slip in an anagram of his granddaughter's nick-name, "Goofy Lu."
It's all here, and more besides, and above...
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About the Author
A West Country journalist working in both Devon and Cornwall and now retired, he has also worked as a library assistant and school photographer, written scripts, poems, short stories and songs, sung with a couple of local rock bands performing original material and was half of the short-lived and eccentric recording duo The Bivalve Quickstep (all material currently unreleased). His "local" book, Newton Abbot in the News (Obelisk, now sadly out of print) proved very popular in his home town and he has also written and edited an annual local guide for several years.