This stand-alone, handsome edition exposes today's readers to the
core work of Fort's extraordinary career-in which he pushed us to
ask- What is out there?
Born in Albany, New York, on August 6, 1874, Charles Fort made his life's work the study of unexplained phenomena. Fort's name was made into an adjective-fortean-to describe strange phenomena. A lasting influence on the evolution of science fiction as well as science, Fort stands as one of the most fascinating and polarising figures in all of Americana.
"To me no one in the world has suggested the underlying depths and mysteries and possibilities as has Fort. To me he is simply stupendous." --Theodore Dreiser "The "enfant terrible" of science." --"The New York Times" "The Book of the Damned" whispered that there was something very wrong with how we thought about the world. Fort deliberately pushed his 'damned facts' on his readers, insisting that science had constructed its convenienttheories only by ignoring those facts that gave us trouble." --Jim Steinmeyer, author "Charles Fort: The Man Who Invented the Supernatural" "From the eBook edition."