A slim volume, roughly contemporary with that of Basile, this one takes a
partisan stance, as the title suggests. The word "alchemy" is not used in
derision, referring to transmutation claims. The style is jocular with
breezy titles to the sections. There is a foreword by Preparata. The history
of the field is outlined, without undue emphasis of Italian work. There is a
generally uncritical acceptance of cold fusion claims, including, it seems,
the more than controversial claims of biological fusion by Kervran.
Fractofusion is described but strangely, without mentioning the Russians who
claimed to observe it first (1986, Klyuev et al).