The Poison Belt
Though best remembered for his creation of the world's first consulting detective, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is also the literary father of the jack-of-all-sciences Professor Challenger, a forerunner of such modern-day adventure heroes as MacGyver and Doctor Who.In this 1913 novel, a followup to Challenger's first adventure in Conan Doyle's dinosaur escapade The Lost World, the professor and his team-Professor Summerlee, adventurer Lord John Roxton, and reporter Ed Malone-must contend with the very end of the world itself as planet Earth moves through a deadly region of space dense with poisonous ether.Fans of adventure drama and early science fiction will thrill to this forgotten classic from one of the pioneers of pulp fiction.Scottish surgeon and political activist SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE (1859-1930) turned his passions into stories and novels, producing fiction and nonfiction works sometimes controversial (The Great Boer War, 1900), sometimes fanciful (The Coming of the Fairies, 1922), and sometimes legendary (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, 1892).
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LibraryThing ReviewUser 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
LibraryThing ReviewUser 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