Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Japanese Monsters In Print!

Great news: next week sees the publication of Richard Freeman's new book, The Great Yokai Encyclopedia - on the subject of Japanese cryptozoological creatures. This is a huge book - in both size and scope - and most assuredly deserves to be read by one and all! For more details, click here.


Neil A said...

This will be the book of 2010 and certainly the most eaglery anticipated. Congrat's to CFZ Press for publishing another original book (although I am hoping Richard, you, and me could compile a book of the coolest, sexiest rock 'n' roll, Goth, punk chicks!!)

Nick Redfern said...


I know we could!

theo paijmans said...

This is a book we have all been waiting for, as the monster traditions of Japan are unique in their own right and go back much, much further than the 1950's Godzilla movies.

Those of us who already had their first glimpse how utter weird Japanese ghosts, goblins and monsters can be through the works of Lafcaido Hearn, the novel Kappa by Ryunosuke Akutagawa and the book Yokai Attack (see here: already had their appetites whetted for more. So, finally the time has come to soak in the weird world of the Japanese creatures from the twilight zone.

And, compliments for the very beautiful cover on this book. This is one I will order and start reading immediately. Well done Richard and CFZ!


Nick Redfern said...


Thanks for the comment. I think this will definitely be seen as a landmark book on the subject!