The Poison Belt

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Hesperus Press, 2008 - Fiction - 98 pages

Summoned by their eccentric friend Professor Challenger, Edward Malone, Professor Summerlee, and Lord John Ruxton travel to Challenger's country estate, bringing with them—at the behest of their host—several canisters of oxygen. As the journey progresses, Malone recounts tales of strange goings on around the world and the behavior of all three men grows increasingly erratic. Reaching a pinnacle of bafflement, they arrive at the house of the outlandish Professor and are regaled with an eccentric theory involving their experiences and an apparent impending apocalypse. A dramatic departure from Conan Doyle's well-loved detective fiction, this is an engaging work of science fiction that provides a valuable glimpse of the author's incredible creative range.

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User Review  - baswood - LibraryThing

I had never thought of Arthur Conan Doyle as a science fiction writer but the Poison Belt (which has nothing to do with an item of clothing) is the real deal. The earth will pass through a poisonous ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nataliec7 - LibraryThing

I quite enjoyed this book although it was not what I was expecting at all from this author! It's short enough to read in one sitting and did hold my interest all the way through. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Arthur Conan Doyle (1859?1930) is best remembered as the creator of Sherlock Holmes. Matthew Sweet is the author of Inventing the Victorians and a contributor to The Oxford Companion to English Literature.

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