|The Lost World|
by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Genres: Classic, Science Fiction
On first look this book seems very similar to Michael Crichton's Jurassic Park sequel with the same name. This is where the similarities end. In Doyle's version it is the fact that creatures from the Jurassic era have survived on their own, not genetically engineered. It had all started with Professor Challenger's visit to South America. He returns home with fantastical stories about having seen animals and foliage that had previously been thought to be extinct. Unfortunately, Professor Challenger becomes a laughing stock and nobody believes him.