The concept of a UFO Annual was originated by astronomer M. K. Jessup, who wrote an excellent 1955 UFO Annual. Jessup was an occasional contributor to Barker's Saucerian fanzine and Barker dedicates his 1981 Annual to the memory of Jessup.
Barker was a talented writer and this is a compact, but lively read. He covers such happenings as the abrupt UFO craze in China, the Cash-Landrum diamond UFO and mystery helicopters incident, the mysterious death of Zigmunt Adamski in England, the Budd Hopkins book Missing Time, 1981 interviews with Pascagoula apparent abductees Hickson & Parker, an interview with 1973 Year of the Humanoids author David Webb, the Bill Herrmann case, plus the then latest Freedom of Information Act releases, including the full text of the report by Col. Frank McKenzie on the Sept 1976 Iranian airspace incident and some details of a Nov 1978 incident when a UFO reportedly caused oil pumping machinery to temporarily malfunction in Kuwait and the reported disintegration of a Cuban jet in Mar 1967.
Finally, there is a Men in Black incident from the UK Coventry Evening Telegram: "Frightened UFO Man Gives Up and Warns". Two days after opening a UFO bureau, he closed it, saying, "I have given this thing up and destroyed all my papers. There have been happenings which have worried me and frightened my wife."
This book has since been released with different cover art under the title
Selected for Abduction: Gray Barker's 1981 UFO Annual