In The Parkersburg News's book review of Astronomical Revelations or 666, published on September 17, 1997, Staff Writer Seth Muller reported on his conversation with Larry Brian Radka. Here are some excerpts from his review of Radka's Scientific and Historical Study of Asteroids and Comets with respect to the Apocalypse:
"The Book of Revelation is enigmatic, but it is complete," Radka said. "It just takes a lot of work to figure out, and most people don't have enough information."
Radka has collected between 2,000 and 3,000 out-of-print books to research his topic. He said that these books have information to which most people don't have access.
"Astronomical Revelations" is highly illustrated and is composed of approximately 60 percent quoted material. Radka said his main purpose is to pass on information that is not easily obtainable.
He doesn't consider himself an expert and believes nothing qualifies him as a writer.
"I'm not trying to act like an authority on the subject: I just want to have some answers," Radka said. "I couldn't find the information I wanted, and when I found out, I realize that I've been jerked around, and I'm tired of being jerked around."
Radka is a born-again Christian, but in his research found that modern Christians have been misinformed on several issues relating to the Bible.
The controversies of this book give it a small market, according to Radka, and he doesn't expect to make any money.
"I wrote this book because it was an inspirational thing and not a money-making thing." Radka said. "This self publishing deal isn't what it's cracked up to be . . . . I've only made pennies on the hour writing this thing."
"Historical Evidence for Unicorns" was Radka's first book. He called it a minor success which he attributed to people's fascination with the horned horses.
He doesn't expect the same success with his second work.
"I don't think I'll write another book until after I retire," Radka said. "This book has cost me too much money."