Long before Indiana Jones...
The ‘Lost World’ or ‘Lost Race’ genre was one of the most popular genres of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This Masterworks of Adventure anthology is a collection of classic tales considered to be among the best and most influential works. We started with 333: A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel, by Crawford, Donahue and Grant (1953), which lists the best works published before 1950, then cross-referenced them with Science-Fiction, the Early Years by Everett Franklin Bleiler, Stuart Teitler's By the World Forgot: Towards a Bibliography of Lost Race Fiction from 1800 and Jessica Amanda Salmonson’s Lost Race Checklist, the ultimate checklist for collectors. You’ll find stories told in a variety of styles: travelogues, boy’s adventure, romantic adventure, philosophical adventure and pulp fiction. Some have been made available for Kindle for the very first time and are exclusive to ROH Press.
She: The most famous of the ‘lost world’ novels. It was incredibly popular and is still one of the best-selling books of all time, having sold over a hundred million copies. ~ Graeme Shimmin
The Lost World: “The tone and techniques that Conan Doyle first refined in The Lost World have become standard narrative procedures in popular entertainment of the present day.” ~ Michael Crichton
Eureka: “One of the finer books of its kind, unfortunately very rare.” ~ Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Lost Race Checklist
The Knight of the Silver Star: “Excellent tale.” ~ Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Lost Race Checklist
The Phantom City, A Volcanic Romance: “Intelligently written.” ~ Everett Franklin Bleiler, Science-Fiction, the Early Years
Wings of Danger: "With the same facility as H. R. Haggard of making the incredible credible and much of the same writing ability... a vigorous, action-filled lost race story." ~Stuart Teitler, By the World Forgot: Towards a Bibliography of Lost Race Fiction from 1800
Immortal Athalia: "One of the better & rarer lost race novels." ~Jessica Amanda Salmonson, Lost Race Checklist
The Web of the Sun: "A very fine story with greater profundity of idea than is usual in the form, with good characterization, and Stribling's usual excellent detail, wit and sense of paradox." ~Everett Franklin Bleiler, Science-Fiction, the Early Years
The Valley of Eyes Unseen: "One of the better lost race novels, a convincing story of geographical adventure with adult detail, and an excellently imagined fantastic situation in Hellas." ~Everett Franklin Bleiler, Science-Fiction, the Early Years
Under the Auroras: "A rare and obscure book, not cited in any fantasy checklist, yet it contains a fecundity of imaginative and inventive ideas, placing it among the dozen best examples of American science fiction in the nineteenth century." ~Stuart Teitler, By the World Forgot: Towards a Bibliography of Lost Race Fiction from 1800
|Imprint||Masterworks of Adventure|
|Published||August 19, 2018|