"Neither highbrows nor lowbrows nor midbrows, but elastic-brows.” — George Orwell
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The effect of the experiment was a world-wide one.

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No sound has ever equalled the cry of the injured Earth.

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“I am about to try the effect of a vigorous stimulation.”

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It was a most extraordinary and terrifying sight.

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I took off every stitch of my clothes.

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I gazed down into the dreadful abyss.

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I was in a state of considerable nervous tension.

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‘Let the knowledge lead us where it will!’

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‘You propose to sink a shaft through the earth’s crust?’

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Clearly the man was a lunatic.

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“He is a primitive cave-man in a lounge suit.”

Arthur Conan Doyle’s science fiction — REISSUED BY HILOBOOKS!


One of the era’s truly great high-lowbrow high-wire artists.