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Lost Worlds fiction are usually adventures with a grand voyage to some lost world -- an undiscovered island, continent, jungle, race of people. The lost world usually features something extra-ordinary not found back in the normal world like dinosaurs or ancient/advanced technology. The classics of the Lord World genre are usually set on Earth, but as there are no more "lost worlds" to be found on earth, some contemporary authors have opted to move the lost worlds to space instead (some hidden planet or location in space etc).
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The Greatest Adventure

by John Taine

Dr. Lane likes old fossils. He even buys them. Saliors who have sailed to far off places bring him odd “finds” because they know the doc is likely to buy them. One day the Captain shows up with a find that truly intrigues Lane. Dr. Lane has money so he makes a deal with the Captain: show me where you found this specimen and he’ll finance the search for oil in the region of the find.

Edith, the doc’s daughter, tags along. It turns out she learns to fly the only airplane that they will have on the expedition.

Drake also comes along and is the one to decipher the strange images on the rocks that have been found and those to be discovered.

Ole Hansen is the Captain’s mate and is smarter than they think. He reads a lot and his knowledge of various topics helps them out frequently.

A strange mix of folks off on an adventure that leads them to more than they anticipated. This makes for a classic sci-fi novel that is really interesting to read. Frankly, it reads like a movie. It is so well-written that you can visualize the scenes.

Highly recommended!
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Dinosaur Summer

by Greg Bear

A contemporary lost world book. You might think of this as a sort of exploration of the idea \"what if Doyle\'s Lost World was true\". This book is as close to a sequel that you\'ll find.
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Hallow Earth

by John Barrowman

Imagination matters most in a world where art can keep monsters trapped—or set them free.

Lots of twins have a special connection, but twelve-year-old Matt and Emily Calder can do way more than finish each other’s sentences. Together, they are able to bring art to life and enter paintings at will. Their extraordinary abilities are highly sought after, particularly by a secret group who want to access the terrors called Hollow Earth. All the demons, devils, and evil creatures ever imagined are trapped for eternity in the world of Hollow Earth—trapped unless special powers release them.

The twins flee from London to a remote island off the west coast of Scotland in hopes of escaping their pursuers and gaining the protection of their grandfather, who has powers of his own. But the villains will stop at nothing to find Hollow Earth and harness the powers within. With so much at stake, nowhere is safe—and survival might be a fantasy.

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Pym

by Mat Johnson

“THE SHARPEST AND MOST UNUSUAL STORY I READ LAST YEAR . . . [Mat] Johnson’s satirical vision roves as freely as Kurt Vonnegut’s and is colored with the same sort of passionate humanitarianism.”—Maud Newton, New York Times Magazine

NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • Vanity Fair • Houston Chronicle • The Seattle Times • Salon • National Post • The A.V. Club

 
Recently canned professor of American literature Chris Jaynes has just made a startling discovery: the manuscript of a crude slave narrative that confirms the reality of Edgar Allan Poe’s strange and only novel, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. Determined to seek out Tsalal, the remote island of pure and utter blackness that Poe describes, Jaynes convenes an all-black crew of six to follow Pym’s trail to the South Pole, armed with little but the firsthand account from which Poe derived his seafaring tale, a bag of bones, and a stash of Little Debbie snack cakes. Thus begins an epic journey by an unlikely band of adventurers under the permafrost of Antarctica, beneath the surface of American history, and behind one of literature’s great mysteries.
 
“Outrageously entertaining, [Pym] brilliantly re-imagines and extends Edgar Allan Poe’s enigmatic and unsettling Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. . . . Part social satire, part meditation on race in America, part metafiction and, just as important, a rollicking fantasy adventure . . . reminiscent of Philip Roth in its seemingly effortless blend of the serious, comic and fantastic.”—Michael Dirda, The Washington Post

“Blisteringly funny.”—Laura Miller, Salon

“Relentlessly entertaining.”—The New York Times Book Review

“Imagine Kurt Vonnegut having a beer with Ralph Ellison and Jules Verne.”—Vanity Fair


“Screamingly funny . . . Reading Pym is like opening a big can of whoop-ass and then marveling—gleefully—at all the mayhem that ensues.”—Houston Chronicle
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Antarktos Rising

by Jeremy Robinson

THE WORLD RACES TO CLAIM A NEW CONTINENT...

A phenomenon known as crustal displacement shifts the Earth's crust, repositioning continents and causing countless deaths. In the wake of the global catastrophe, the world struggles to take care of its displaced billions. But Antarctica, freshly thawed and blooming, has emerged as a new hope. Rather than wage a world war no nation can endure, the leading nations devise a competition, a race to the center of Antarctica, with the three victors dividing the continent.

It is within this race that Mirabelle Whitney, one of the few surviving experts on the continent, grouped with an American special forces unit, finds herself. But the dangers awaiting the team are far worse than feared; beyond the sour history of a torn family, beyond the nefarious intentions of their human enemies, beyond the ancient creatures reborn through anhydrobiosis--there are the Nephilim.

...ONLY TO FIND IT ALREADY TAKEN.

THE STORY CONTINUES!

If you enjoy ANTARKTOS RISING, be sure to check out The Antarktos Saga, also by Jeremy Robinson. The first two books in this brand new series are prequels to AR. The third book parallels AR. And the last two books finish both story lines as the merge.
The Antarktos Saga, in order:
  1. THE LAST HUNTER - DESCENT
  2. THE LAST HUNTER - PURSUIT
  3. THE LAST HUNTER - ASCENT
  4. THE LAST HUNTER - LAMENT (coming 2012)
  5. THE LAST HUNTER - ONSLAUGHT (coming 2012)
PRAISE FOR ANTARKTOS RISING:

"Jeremy Robinson is an original and exciting voice. Antarktos Rising has just the right blend of menace and normality---a tale full of intrigue, treachery, and a wealth of secrets. A good old-fashioned suspense story set in one of the most desolate places of earth. It fires on all cylinders in a smart, taut thrill."
-- Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author of THE VENETIAN BETRAYAL and THE CHARLEMAGNE PURSUIT

"Apocalypse comes to Antarctica. Jeremy Robinson balances Biblical speculation upon a dagger-edge of suspense and adventure. With Antarktos Rising, Robinson opens a new dark continent of terror. Trespass at your own risk."
--James Rollins, New York Times bestselling author of Black Order and The Judas Strain

"An awesome journey into the beating heart of a legend. Jules Verne would be proud."
-- Stel Pavlou, bestselling author of DECIPHER and GENE

"A fast-paced chiller that delves into new possibilities about our future...and past."
--Steve Alten, best-selling author of MEG and The SHELL GAME

"How do you find an original story idea in the crowded action-thriller genre? Two words: Jeremy Robinson. Antartkos combines history, science and myth about Antarctica to create a jaw-dropping concept so real it will have you Googling like mad to learn more after the story is finished."
-- Scott Sigler, bestselling author of ANCESTOR and EARTHCORE


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The Land Of The Changing Sun

by Will N. (William Nathaniel) Harben

This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
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The Bridge Of Light

by A. Hyatt Verrill

This scarce antiquarian book is a facsimile reprint of the original. Due to its age, it may contain imperfections such as marks, notations, marginalia and flawed pages. Because we believe this work is culturally important, we have made it available as part of our commitment for protecting, preserving, and promoting the world's literature in affordable, high quality, modern editions that are true to the original work.
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Dinotopia

by James Gurney

Calla Editions brings James Gurney's bestselling tale of mystical humans and intelligent dinosaurs to a new generation in this 20th anniversary edition. Digitally re-rendered from the original transparencies, Gurney's spectacular artistry takes on new vitality. Includes a new Afterword by Gurney as well as a special section of behind-the-scenes studies and maquettes he used in developing his paintings.
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