In Search of the Unknown / Police!!!
By Robert Chambers
Two novels from the early 1900s about a group who search out strange, extinct creatures around the world, from the author of the classic THE KING IN YELLOW.
Journey with members of the Bronx Park Zoological Gardens as they search out exotic and seemingly extinct creatures like the dingue, the auk and the ux, wooly mammoths and even a prehistoric thermosaurus. Travel with them around the world as they dodge selkies and ekaf-birds in a series of adventures to tracks the weirdest creatures they can find. And then join them again in Police!!! when they encounter amphibious humanoids, giant minnows, fire weasels and more!
"Written with style and good humour, the stories from In Search of the Unknown are Chambers at his best, eminently readable."--Hugh Lamb, Introduction to Out of the Dark 2
"An important influence on science fiction as well as fantasy."--Sam Moskowitz, "The Light Fantastics of Robert W. Chambers"
"Nestled in-between his once-popular parlor romances, 'Police!' continues the fantastical stories of Dr. Percy, ever searching the world for zoological discoveries and love, and doomed never to find either. Chambers apes Twain more than Bierce in these comical tales."--J. G. Neely