Author William Meikle resurrects Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic character Professor Challenger in this fast-paced novella. The book is available in a leather-bound Deluxe Hardcover with slipcase edition which is stamped with a raptor on the front cover in red foil as well as a trade paperback edition.
Strange lights on the moors, weird noises in the night, cattle disappearing; these are more than enough to prompt Malone's newspaper to send him to investigate. And when his old companion Professor Challenger also goes missing, the hunt is on.
The trail leads Malone to the British military, and to a research station in the Bristol Channel, where an old terror proves, once again, that some things are not meant to be contained.
"This may well be a highly entertaining story, but for this story to really work, it has to stand up to being a Professor Challenger novel, otherwise there is no point in it being marketed as one. Rest assured folks Willie does a grand job in capturing the essence and spirit of what made these books a favourite of mine. If ever there was a character that Meikle was destined to resurrect then I think Professor Challenger is it." - Ginger Nuts of Horror
"Mr. Meikle continues to write outstanding stories, and Professor Challenger: The Island of Terror is no exception, it further cements his place as one of the best storytellers writing today and I highly recommend it." - FAMOUS MONSTERS OF FILMLAND
Leather-bound Deluxe Thirteen Hardcover w/slipcase (sold out): mint and first edition, numbered 1-13, 6''x9'', bound in leather, signature page which is signed by both author and artist, front cover stamped with a raptor in red foil, front cover stamped and spine stamped with the title and the author's name, includes end papers, colored book ribbon with a full colored header, 60lb. natural vellum stock, a slipcase and laminated dust jacket. Only thirteen copies are ever produced and numbered worldwide. Includes the trade paperback edition free if ordered in preorder stage.
Trade Paperback: first 100 copies are signed by the author, 6"x9", 12 point full color laminated cover, 60lb. natural vellum stock.
About the author
William Meikle is a Scottish writer with over a dozen novels published in the genre press and over 200 short story credits in thirteen countries. He is the author of the ongoing Midnight Eye series among others, and his work appears in a number of professional anthologies. His ebook THE INVASION has been as high as #2 in the Kindle SF charts. He lives in a remote corner of Newfoundland with icebergs, whales and bald eagles for company. In the winters he gets warm vicariously through the lives of others in cyberspace, so please check him out at http://www.williammeikle.com
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Posted by Julian White on 14th Mar 2015
A splendid return for Professor Challenger, who is one of my favourite Conan Doyle creations. While Challenger himself may not be quite the man he was (I'm sure the original was more ape-like than this incarnation seems to be) the author has caught his irascibility and stubbornness. The supporting characters from 'The Lost World' (Malone - again the narrator - and Roxton) are also here.
The plot is almost an incidental but works to move the narrative along. I'd have been happy with a longer page count but I guess the original stories were mostly short so this is in period style. I was amused by the post-Great War Men in Black and there is a good contrast in the two Army officers who feature.
A good read!