I'm definitely experiencing the urge to pursue an Alien encounter these days. Not that I believe that Aliens actually exist, mind you, but tracking them down is infinitely more pleasurable than investigating secret societies or digging up dead saints' skeletons.
As you might have guessed, I finally got the Bloodline - The Movie review DVD this week... but, as I sat here trying to distill over a decade of dysfunctional dogma into a coherent review, my attention was inevitably drawn to the enchanting eloquence of the balmy British summer evenings which, in turn, concertedly fuelled my mounting impetus to ditch the caves and cathedrals and dusty libraries in favor of cavalierly cavorting in stone circles or pitching a pup tent on a mountaintop to contemplate the occasional passing spaceship.
As if in response to my silent prayer, I was contacted out of the blue by Stuart Miller, a former contributor to a magazine I used to edit, who had astonishingly gotten off his butt and launched his own brand new UFO magazine called Alien Worlds.
This was exactly the inspiration I needed in order to elevate my putrescent perspective... some affirmative Alien action!
And, as I flicked through my complimentary copies, I recognized the names of several old pals that I hadn't been in touch with for well over a year... Peter Robbins, Nick Pope, Nick Redfern, Lloyd Pye and, of course, Stuart himself.
That's when I realized that it doesn't actually matter whether Aliens actually exist or not, because the human beings that inhabit the alien world I know are among the most congenial group of any "alternative" genre that I've ever had the occasion to explore in my travels.
Alien Worlds' website can be found at Alien World Magazine , where you can also subscribe to an email newsletter. Issue Three will be available from June 19th and features articles on the recent release of the Ministry of Defense's UFO Files and Sex in Space.