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Tuesday 23 August 2011
THE YELLOW MONSTER OF SUNDRA STRAIT – A SECOND EXCLUSIVE FROM ‘STRANGER THAN PEOPLE’
Earlier tonight, in my previous post here in The Eclectarium of Doctor Shuker, I recalled how, while I was still a youngster during the mid-1960s, a certain fascinating compendium of mysteries entitled Stranger Than People played a fundamental role in triggering what would become a lifelong interest of mine in such subjects.
In addition to containing accounts of many famous true-life mysteries, this particular book (published in 1968 by Young World Productions Ltd of London) also included a couple of wonderful – and wholly original - science-fiction short stories. Tragically, however, because it did not appear to have had a very large print run, was never reprinted, and is nowadays long-forgotten and very scarce, relatively few people are likely to have read them.
Consequently, in that afore-mentioned Eclectarium post of mine I had great pleasure in exclusively presenting one of those two sci-fi stories, ‘Klumpok’ (click here).
So now, utilising the Fair Dealing/Fair Use convention I have equal delight in presenting here in the context of review, and on an entirely non-commercial basis, the other story.
Entitled ‘The Yellow Monster of Sundra [sic] Strait’, it was written by Ted Hallam and featured some very striking illustrations by an uncredited artist.
So just click on the following scans to obtain readily-readable enlargements of this thrilling story’s complete set of original pages, exactly as they appeared in Stranger Than People. But I warn you: if you’re even the slightest bit arachnophobic, it might be better to go off and do something else instead!
UPDATE: 3 April 2014
In response to reader Shane O'Connor's recent request (in the Comments section below), I have pleasure in presenting here the Contents page from Stranger Than People, which shows the wonderfully diverse and fascinating subjects documented within this amazing book: