It appears someone found the giant mantis mentioned earlier this week.If these two are related, I'm the Mona Lisa The description sounds like classic cold war stuff:

“Dilke had been miniaturized, first man in a daring experiment to solve Earth’s hideous overcrowding. He was just quarter of an inch high and there was no going back.

Now Dilke, a microagent for British Intelligence, was on a mission to South America tracking down the source of a horrifying poison gas.

And in the tropical jungle Dilke was hunted…by Mamoth-fanged wolf-spiders and the ferocious praying mantis.”

Also, why is this dude wearing ugg boots?

Posted by Gwen Pearson

Writer. Nerd. Insect Evangelist. Have you heard the good news? BUGS!


  1. Nice comments in the link! I have to say, I feel like buying the book now! Maybe the technology for shrinking the man didn’t extend to his attire. No doubt in the sequel there’ll be a scantily clad Mrs Uggboots too.

  2. That looks and sounds well sweet. Although I do confess to a weakness for camp sci-fi.

  3. Microagent? Hahahah!

    Miniaturising everyone isn’t so great an idea though. We’d have to rebuild absolutely everything. And run away from a lot more stuff, clearly.

  4. LOL! Thanks for the heads up! Did you know I posted about the Amityville Horror?

  5. :)

    alert(“MANTIS IS ATTACKING!”);

  6. Microagents? This explains why British intelligence services have fallen a long way from their WWII heights.

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