The Strange World of Planet X (1957) is a 1957 British science fiction horror novel, written by actress Rene Ray, a novelization of her 1956 TV serial of the same name. It is a cautionary tale about science.
A monomaniacal scientist has invented ultra-sensitive magnetic fields, which begin to attract objects from space. Strange things begin happening, including a freak storm, and insects and spiders begin to mutate into giant monsters. An alien spaceship has appeared over London and begins to warn mankind against the dangers of this scientific experiment.
- The novel was adapted to film in 1957 under the same title; it was also known as Cosmic Monsters, The Crawling Terror, The Cosmic Monster, and The Crawling Horror.
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