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The Poison Belt: Being an Account of Another Amazing Adventure of Professor Challenger (Bison Frontiers of Imagination)
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"Nothing could be done. The thing was universal and beyond our human knowledge or control. It was death for young and old, for weak and strong, for rich and poor, without hope or possibility of escape."
Just returned from his famous adventure in the Lost World, the resourceful Professor George Challenger faces his greatest danger yet: Earth will pass through a belt of poisonous ether, and mankind might not survive. As the poison enters the atmosphere, terror and madness sweep the globe. Cities are wracked by riots, societies crumble, and soon all communication ceases. Professor Challenger and his friends, barricaded in a sealed room, can only watch their planet die.
The Poison Belt stands as one of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's finest stories. A first-rate sequel to The Lost World, this novel continues the adventures of one of the most memorable characters in speculative fiction. Brilliant, witty, insufferable, and blessed with a booming voice and a huge black beard, Professor George Challenger is an eccentric and able champion of the human race.
About the Author
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859-1930) is the renowned author of the Sherlock Holmes stories. His books also include the science fiction and fantasy novels The Lost World, The Land of the Mist, and The Coming of the Fairies. Respected fantasy writer Katya Reimann is the author of the Chronicles of Tielmark series, including Wind from a Foreign Sky, A Tremor in the Bitter Earth, and Prince of Fire and Ashes.
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