To add to the classics-through-the-juicer phenomenon, father and son team Manly W. Wellman and Wade Wellman have taken Sir Aurthur Conan Doyle’s Sherlock Holmes character and dropped him in the middle of an H.G. Wells novel.
So…Sherlock vs. aliens…brilliant, really.
Strangely enough, as the author explains in his introduction, the original concept for this book was inspired by two movies: “A Study in Terror,” which pitted Sherlock Holmes against Jack the Ripper in 1890 London; and a film called “Diary of a Madman” loosely based on Guy de Maupassant’s “The Horla,” which, the author guesses, was one of Wells’s inspirations for writing War of the Worlds.
And with Robert Downey Jr.’s big new Sherlock movie coming out around Christmas time, expect added demand for the Detective of Detectives!
I have a couple finished copies of this sitting here on my desk. Leave a comment about who/what you’d like to see Holmes face next, and I may just send you one!
On sale tomorrow: The Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes: The War of the Worlds.