To his dismay, he finds the island filled with monstrous creatures. He soon finds himself caught in a rivalry between two dangerous groups competing to extract a rare substance found only on the island--it turns lead into gold! He soon discovers a lost world, a Lemurian princess and adventure beyond his wildest dreams First published as 'Nightmare! Her writing influenced such luminaries as H.
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Product details File Size: July 6, Sold by: Related Video Shorts 0 Upload your video. Share your thoughts with other customers. Write a customer review. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. It does, however, have some intrigue and clever moments. The main character is on the Lusitania when it blows, but wakes up on an island the Pacific Ocean, in a different outfit, seemingly much later in time. He meets two camps there, each led by one of two opposing Russian brothers, and follows them into the island where they find monsters, giant bats, and flesh-eating plants which allow for Bennett to coin the delightful term "death-cabbage".
Even if the author never met my hopes for a meta pulp story, she did have a few beats here and there that seemed a little ahead of their time. Which of the Russian-led parties on the island proves to be helpful to the story's hapless hero is in question for quite some time and makes for some good suspense. There is a quick and strong affection between the hero and one of the Russians which almost borders on homosexual. But perhaps that's my modern eye reading a nearly year-old story. And the whole how-did-he-end-up-there mystery has a rather inventive solution.
The cover, though, has nothing to do with the story. It's, of course, a J. John painting for an Edgar Rice Burroughs Barsoom story. One person found this helpful. Island of Nightmare starts out a little difficult to follow at first but makes up for it. One of these modified Robots issues a manifesto: This is the second of three Whistling Dan Barry books serialized in the pulp fiction magazine Argosy.
He also wrote a cowboys-and-aliens sci-fi novel, The Smoking Land. Their love story is lyrical and sweet, but the book is very much an adventure, too. The caravan is lost in the Gobi Desert; there is murder and witchery. Donn-Byrne died tragically young, in , in an automobile accident. Their ancestors were right to invent a more equitable social order, the female revolutionist I tells D Published between the third and fourth of his tremendous Richard Hannay novels, Huntingtower was a departure for John Buchan.
However, the two join forces when they discover that an exiled Russian noblewoman has been imprisoned by Bolshevik agents. He is arrested, convicted of treason, and sold into slavery on a sugar plantation in the Caribbean. The novel, which first took the form of stories published in —, was very popular; Sabatini was inspired, in part, by the real-life adventures of Henry Pitman.
As a result, economies collapse, unemployment is universal, and fanatical sects whose -isms including rationalism, nationalism, and sentimentalism are religious only in the broadest sense do battle. Every country is drawn into the Greatest War, during which atomic weapons are deployed and civilization collapses. Reissued by Bison Frontiers of Imagination. Years from now, advanced beings known as the Makers will implant clockwork devices into our heads. At the cost of a certain amount of agency, these marvelous devices will permit us to move unhindered through time and space, and to live perfectly regulated lives.
Considered the original cyborg novel, and perhaps the original singularity novel too. Edwin Vincent Odle — was a writer who lived in Bloomsbury, London during the s. From —35, he was editor of the British short-story magazine The Argosy. The first novella featuring Don Diego de la Vega, a Californio nobleman who, wearing a black mask, defends the people of the land against tyrannical officials.
In French North Africa, a sadistic officer attempts to discover which of them if any possesses the jewel; meanwhile, bloodthirsty Tuaregs besiege their little garrison at Fort Zinderneuf. In his fourth outing, Hannay must rescue the kidnapped children of three prominent people. Also, it seems that a sinister criminal organization is tapping into the psychic disorder caused by the Great War! The author was best known, at the time, for his semi-comical thriller Seven Keys to Baldpate ; it was adapted into a hit Broadway play and several films.
In , Biggers read about the exploits of Chang Apana, a shrewd, tenacious Chinese-Hawaiian detective in the Honolulu Police Department; he inserted a similar character into the thriller he was writing at the time. The Julian 9th story, one hears, was originally written after the Bolshevik revolution, and was rejiggered later to fit into the Moon Maid saga. Again breaking my rule against including stories — as opposed to novels — on these lists. Hugo, a young man who is super-strong, nearly invulnerable, and can leap over trees is forced to hide his abilities from his peers while growing up, builds a fortress of solitude, and plans to adopt a secret identity in order to fight crime in New York.
During holidays in northwestern England, the Walker siblings meet Nancy and Peggy Blackett — two piratical sisters who fly the Jolly Roger from their sailboat. Swallows and Amazons establishes our characters and introduces us to their milieu: Grittily realistic, morally ambiguous, the book is considered by aficionados to be the standard by which all subsequent American mysteries must be judged. And, of course, the film adaptation by John Huston is a masterpiece.
It takes time — Bickleigh influences Julia to take ever larger doses of painkillers. However, we also begin to see that Bickleigh is a self-centered sociopath, a serial philanderer.
When the woman Bickleigh loves announces her engagement to another man, we wonder: He is considered a key figure in the development of crime fiction. Adana is the last of a race of superintelligent serpent people whose servants, the Old Race, are immortal. Although possessed of fragments of their superior science, they are now obsessed only with sex, hunting mutants with dinosaurs, and dream machines. Merritt was once considered the greatest living science fiction and fantasy writer; he even had a magazine — A.
Six hundred and thirty-two years A. After Ford , a narcissistic culture of youthfulness, consumption, mood-altering drugs, and sexual promiscuity has become dominant throughout the World State.
Bernard is troubled by the methods by which society is sustained; Lenina is content. One of the most famous science fiction novels of all time, Brave New World anticipates real-world developments in reproductive technology. The Modern Library ranked it fifth on its list of the best English-language novels of the 20th century.
They pursue drug traffickers across the Middle East and India. The League of the Last Days — an international band of 1, brilliant scientists, action heroes, and fertile women I exaggerate, but not much — hatch a desperate plan, and set about designing, constructing, and outfitting rocket-arks.
We are treated to two terrifying apocalyptic scenes: One, when the rogue planets first pass by the Earth, triggering stupendous cataclysms; and the other, when worlds collide: It was drawn out egg-shaped. The cracks girdled the globe. A great section of the Earth itself lifted up and peeled away…. After Worlds Collide In a city besieged by the Prussian Army, a young man — who might or might not be a werewolf — begins to feed upon the blood of his willing, perverted lover.
A kidnapped Englishman who is temperamentally — thanks to his WWI experience — a philosophical ironist but not a cynic! A British secret agent in Russia rescues the daughter of a Tsarist minister from Bolshevik revolutionaries. Adapted into a fun movie starring Robert Donat and Marlene Dietrich. Terry and his tutor, Pat Ryan, arrive in China seeking a lost gold mine. Accompanied by their interpreter Connie, the two get into one scrape — complicated by a beautiful woman, including spoiled Normandie Drake, the thief Burma, and the bandit queen Dragon Lady — after another.
Conan is paralyzed by an extraterrestrial fiend, and his consciousness is blasted by the advanced technology of Xaltotun.
With the help of a beautiful slave girl, he escapes a pitch-black dungeon. Disguised as an executioner, he rescues a countess from an iron tower. He is shanghaied, only to lead a galley-slave rebellion. He is pursued by relentless Khitanese Chinese assassins. He does battle with a Poe-esque murderous ape, a ghoul, a giant snake, and a Haggard-esque vampire queen.
Allnutt, a lowbrow bachelor mechanic and skipper, shows up and takes Rose to his steam-powered launch, the unreliable African Queen. Forester would go on to write the enduringly popular book Horatio Hornblower series —67 , depicting a Royal Navy officer during the Napoleonic era. The action takes place in Scotland and the Faroe Islands.
The modern Scottish tradition of adventure romances draws to a close…. Published as a color album in Along the way he and his dwarven companions encounter elves and trolls, goblins and wargs, talking spiders, and the twisted creature Gollum. Moto espionage adventure Think Fast, Mr. Sent from Boston to close down a Hawaiian casino run by a distant relation, who turns out to be a beautiful woman, hapless Wilson Hitchings stumbles upon a Manchurian money-laundering scheme.
Moto to the rescue! Gatien from Nice on Tuesday, the 14th of August. I was arrested at A teacher on vacation is coerced into assisting with a counter-espionage operation. This complex, amusing, thrilling story — whose characters double-cross one another at every turn — is one of the best novels of the century. A Coffin for Dimitrios. A big-game hunter stalks a European dictator presumably Hitler , gets caught… then escapes back to England. Thanks to top-notch fieldcraft, he eludes his pursuers by going to ground like an animal.
This might be a controversial pick, on my part, because many Innes fans dislike it. Fletcher Pratt and L. There, he is recruited by Titania and Oberon, who send him on a secret mission to the totalitarian Kobold Hills i. Reissued by the New York Review of Books!
A British spy working covertly in Germany is missing, so a young British couple are asked to turn their summer vacation into an undercover mission. The book was required reading for Allied intelligence agents sent to work with the French underground. As German bombs rain down on the city, Rowe is pursed by Nazi spies. A British woman in Warsaw becomes a double agent — working for Germany while passing along secrets to the brave Polish resistance.
George Stroud, a disaffected wage slave, must solve a murder… in which he is the chief suspect.
A middle-aged scholar of classic literature stumbles upon a massive art smuggling operation in war-torn London; he pretends to be a member of the smuggling gang, and winds up at an isolated Scottish castle housing foreign agents. His new tutor, Mr. Ironic homage to the adventure genre. Duncan Craig, captain of a whaling ship, is trapped in the Antarctic — along with the crew of an enormous factory ship. A posse of easy-going hobbits must destroy the One Ring, the ultimate weapon created by the Dark Lord.
The book began as a sequel to The Hobbit , then turned into an epic. Published as a book in — When young Peter P. Learning that a reclusive middle-European scientist has invented a tiny, super-powerful explosive, Peter and Gus volunteer to steal it away from him. Having served as a prisoner of the Japanese in Malaya, a young Englishwoman returns after the war to build a well in a village… then travels to Australia, in search of a former fellow prisoner whom she had believed dead.
Once there, she makes improvements to a primitive town in the Queensland outback.
An endearing combination of a prisoner-of-war adventure with an entrepreneurial Robinsonade. A young naval officer, Keith Lockhart, is given command of an unglamorous little corvette, complete with an inexperienced crew. For years, they battle U-boats and fierce storms… until they are torpedoed.
Discovering that the woman was a Communist, Hammer attends a meeting… and is mistaken for a spy from Moscow. Meanwhile, the FBI is searching for lost secret papers and the career of a popular politician is threatened. Probably my favorite of the series. Published in book form in A Buchan-esque thriller — written to be serialized — in which Roger Taine, a Dorset salesman, accidentally kills a man while hunting who turns out to be a neo-Nazi.
The first of two short adventures, published one after the other, about the same protagonist. A police procedural set in harshly capitalistic future world where widespread telepathy has rendered deceit and crime impossible — and privacy a thing of the past. When Ben Reich, a young businessman, decides to murder a rival, he hires an Esper telepath to hide his murderous thoughts.
Winner of the first Hugo! Who can forget the robot dog, with its hypodermic snout! Holger Carlsen is an Allied covert operative who winds up in a parallel universe, one whose historical past is the Matter of France. There, he must prevent the evil of Faerie from encroaching on humanity. Expanded and published in It was influenced by H. A four-year-old with a purple crayon draws an adventure for himself. Along with Ruth Krauss, P. Eastman, Syd Hoff, Leo Lionni, Lilian Moore, and William Steig, Johnson who was author, from —52, of the great newspaper strip Barnaby was a leftist who raised questions — in an ostensibly playful manner — about our taken-for-granted forms and norms.
New Zealand mountaineer-turned-commando Keith Mallory, American demolitions expert Dusty Miller, and Greek resistance fighter Andrea are sent on a mission impossible: A strange adventure without an antagonist unless the Yeti counts? Just Tintin, Haddock, Snowy, and the sherpa Tharkey, trekking across the Himalayan mountains in search of the sole survivor of a plane crash.
An emotional, mystical, funny, weird voyage of redemption. Adapted as the movie starring Alec Guinness. Ragle Gumm believes that he lives in the year in a quiet American suburb. Confusion gradually mounts for Gumm. Adapted as actually, baldly ripped off by The Truman Show. The story was first published as a serial in Pilote magazine, a Franco-Belgian comics magazine founded by Goscinny and others. Published in album form in The English translation was first published in The title refers to the metaphorical death of peaceful citizen and family man Matt Helm and the rebirth of the WWII killer.
Zoologist Charles Dennim is sent a mail bomb — why?
Turns out that during the war, he was a double agent working for the Allies as a Gestapo officer in a concentration camp. Pierre Raspeguy must transform a military unit accustomed to conventional warfare into one that can handle the complex, dynamic challenge of defeating an insurgency. A Haggard-esque yarn in which an English man travels to Tibet searching for his missing brother. He is mistaken for a god; he falls in love with a high priestess; he is entrusted with a treasure; and he in the end, he must flee the invading Red Chinese army.
Fourteen-year-old Meg Murry is shy, awkward, and too good at math to be considered cool. When their scientist father disappears, Meg and her genius baby brother travel through space and time to rescue him — with the assistance of two weird neighbors Mrs. Who , and a basketball-playing jock. Caught by the Turkish police, Simpson is coerced into spying on his erstwhile colleagues.
Adapted by Jules Dassin as the light-hearted caper movie Topkapi. Adapted in as the popular Michael Caine movie. Westlake crime adventure The Hunter. Parker, a brutal thief, is shot and left for dead by his partner and wife. He recovers, then embarks on a relentless quest to retrieve his money and get revenge. Westlake would write 23 other Parker novels over the next half-century; he is credited with having made it OK for readers to root for the bad guy. In this one, set in picturesque Venice, a resourceful, intelligent amateur gets into a situation where a skilled agent would fear to tread.
Adapted into a film in starring Robert Vaughn and Elke Sommer. Crime, sex, murder, crime, sex, impersonation, incestuous desire, murder. A sardonic inversion of the genre, one which de-glamorizes the spy and spy-craft — and at the same time a suspenseful, elegantly plotted, morally ambiguous thriller. Max sails to an island inhabited by magnificently grotesque Wild Things, whom he the most feral thing on the island subjugates. A Wild Rumpus ensues.
Perhaps my favorite YA novel ever. Harriet is an amazing character. Adapted as a movie in by Arthur Penn. Adapted into the cult movie of the same title. Alia, a telepathic four-year-old girl, roams the battlefields of Arrakis slitting the throats of imperial stormtroopers! Seeking his friends, who run a leper colony, he travels upriver and discovers a forest of glass. Trees, grass, water, animals and men are slowly encased in glittering crystals. The universe, its myriad of possibilities, is crystallizing into sameness.
Serialized in the first Moorcock-edited issue of New Worlds. Though she knew even less about radios than about Southern Californians, there were to both outward patterns a hieroglyphic sense of concealed meaning, of an intent to communicate. The adventures of undergrad Gnossos Pappadoupoulis in the American West, in Cuba during the revolution, and at an upstate New York university.
The author was a folksinger who died in a motorcycle accident two days after this first novel was published. Caspar Laing, a British professor of Semitic Languages, is asked to translate an ancient scroll found in Israel — which appears to give directions to the hiding place of a sacred menorah rescued from the Jerusalem Temple in 70 AD.
Veers from deadly cat-and-mouse chills to hermeneutic thrills. Set in a time warp, it concerns the battle of black cowboy The Loop Garoo Kid against an evil rancher. Considered one of the great American novels.