At the dawn of the 20th century, while everything promises progress and prosperity, a sudden universal threat strikes the planet. An invisible poisonous cloud envelops the atmosphere, threatening to wipe out all life on Earth’s surface.
Five people, locked in a room in a rural village in England, will watch the world they knew disappear in a matter of minutes, and try to survive among the countless dead.
From the creator of the legendary Sherlock Holmes, acclaimed author Arthur Conan Doyle, a science fiction novel that keeps readers on their toes until the very last moment. Included in the same volume is the horror story The Horror of the Heights, which takes us to the upper reaches of the atmosphere, where unknown dangers lurk for daring pioneering pilots and their monoplanes.