Last week I mentioned that we were about to release a limited edition (300 copies only) hardcover of Jacques Vallee’s massively influential UFO book Passport to Magonia, each with bookplate personally signed by Jacques himself.
Only 300 copies available, get in early if you want this one in your collection.
More details on the new edition, from my post last week:
Jacques Vallee’s seminal 1969 book Passport to Magonia: From folklore to flying saucers is one of the most influential books on UFOs ever written, and continues to be cited by many in discussions about the phenonenon some five decades after it was written.
Given the esteem the book is held in by many in the field, in 2019 I talked to Jacques about the possibility of releasing a limited edition hardcover to celebrate the 50th anniversary of its original publication (and Jacques’ 80th birthday as well), and he was enthusiastic about the idea. We asked Professor Jeffrey Kripal if he would write a foreword for the limited edition, which he said he would be honoured to do.
Unfortunately, a whole bunch of circumstances (illness, injury, and ultimately COVID) got in the way of a timely release in the actual 50th anniversary year (2019). However, we have pressed on, and are now almost ready to offer 300 hardcover copies of the anniversary edition of Passport to Magonia for anyone who might like this collector’s edition on their bookshelf!
The limited edition features a numbered bookplate signed by Jacques Vallee himself, the new foreword from Jeff Kripal, and a slightly redesigned cover that now displays the entirety of the original image that was cropped for use in our 2014 reprint (showing the the alien with masks itself as a ‘finger puppet’ itself controlled by something else).
If you missed out on ever getting a first edition of the original Passport to Magonia, this will be the next best thing, so stand by!