Professor Challenger: New Worlds, Lost Places

· EDGE Science Fiction and Fantasy Publishing
3.8
18 reviews
Ebook
272
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About this ebook

Brilliant, belligerent and bearded in equal measure, incapable of suffering fools, or journalists, gladly, the greatest scientific mind of his generation - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Professor George Edward Challenger returns in ten all-new tales of scientific adventure and wonder.


Professor George Edward Challenger is the discoverer of The Lost World, the prophet of The Poison Belt, the destroyer of The Disintegration Machine, and the man who made the World Scream!


Who can deliver mankind from the shackles of ignorance?


Who else but that great self-proclaimed champion of science? We give you, ladies and gentlemen, children of all ages, the one, the only, Professor George Edward Challenger!


This original anthology, from the authors and editors who brought you the Gaslight Sherlock Holmes series, sees Challenger and his stalwart companions including the reporter Malone, big game hunter Lord John Roxton and the skeptical colleague Professor Suenremmerlee, travel across space and witness the ravages of time, narrowly eluding a dinosaur’s bite only to battle against the invasive red bloom of alien foliage, and then plunge deep into the mysteries hidden within the Earth and reach out to the moon and into the heart of the unknown.


Strap yourself in for chills, thrills, and challenges to the unknown in exciting new worlds and lost places with literature’s foremost scientific adventurer.


Featuring stories by: Simon Kurt Unsworth, Stephen Volk, Guy Adams & James Goss, Lawrence C. Connolly, Mark Morris, Josh Reynolds, John Takis, Wendy N. Wagner, Andrew J. Wilson and J. R. Campbell. With an Introduction by Christopher Roden.


Praise:


"Sir Arthur Conan Doyle did more than just create the character of Sherlock Holmes. He also created Professor George Edward Challenger, a hulking, bombastic man of science (think "bull in a china shop"). He doesn't take any nonsense from anyone, and is not afraid to say so. He also frequently remarks that he is the smartest man in England, which is usually correct. ... I totally enjoyed these tales. They are all well done, with enough and weird stuff for anyone. ... This book is highly recommended." - Paul Lappen, Reviewer Dead Trees Review

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3.8
18 reviews
A Google user
I found this to be a good collection of old school fantasy and science fiction short stories based on Sir Authur Conan Doyles character Professor Challenger. All the stories fit the style established by Doyle and are fun to read. Highly recommended.
A Google user
I started into this book, not realizing it was a collection of stories. The first story grabbed me, and I was hoping for a whole novel. Still, the remainder of the stories won over my interest, and I ...
A Google user
What a wonderful book! Short stories, each featuring the most excellent professor. The language is superb. Just picking out a few phrases here and there from various stories, "well-grown oaks ...

About the author

Charles Prepolec has contributed articles and reviews to All Hallows, Sherlock Magazine, Scarlet Street, and Canadian Holmes. An active Sherlockian for more than 20 years with The Singular Society of the Baker Street Dozen, Charles lives in Calgary with his wife Kristen and their cat Karma.

J. R. Campbell’s fiction has appeared in a wide variety of publications including Spinetingler Magazine, Wax Romantic, and Challenging Destiny. From time to time his writing can also be heard on radio’s Imagination Theater and The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

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