Professor Challenger, is a fictional character in a series of science fiction stories by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Unlike Conan Doyle’s laid-back, analytic character, Sherlock Holmes, Professor Challenger is an aggressive, dominating figure. The first book in the series, “The Lost World” has been adapted many times to film and radio.
Long before Michael Crichton's high-tech dinosaurs roamed the bestseller lists, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle envisioned an isolated land of prehistoric life that exists in the 20th century. When Ed Malone, a hotheaded journalist with an insatiable thirst for adventure, is sent to interview the notorious Professor Challenger, he manages to charm his way onto the great man’s expedition. Challenger leads the four-man team to a …Read More »
The legendary Professor Challenger hits the headlines once again. In a letter to The Times, he asserts that a change in the earth's cosmic surroundings is resulting in the poisoning of the planet. He claims that seemingly unconnected worldwide disasters prove that the earth has swum into a poison belt of ether - and towards inevitable destruction. Ed Malone, the dynamic young journalist, is then invited to visit the Pr…Read More »
The 'Land of Mist' is the third novel in Arthur Conan Doyle's 'Professor Challenger' series. 'The Land of Mist', is heavily influenced by Doyle's growing belief in Spiritualism after a number of his close relatives died. It is therefore seem as semi-autobiographical, Challenger and Conan Doyle both grieving men and both interested in Spirituality.
Professor Challenger drills into the earth until he reaches the mantle, convinced that it is a sentient being and that by doing so he will be the first person to alert it to mankind's presence. He awakens the giant creature, which then proceeds to destroy his machine.
The Disintegration Machine is a short story written about Professor Challenger by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Professor Challenger is arguing with people who are persistently calling him on the telephone when his young friend Malone, a reporter for the Gazette, enters and requests Challenger accompany him to inspect the discovery of Theodore Nemor, who claims to have invented a machine capable of disintegrating objects. Sk…Read More »