George Allan England, Darkness and Dawn

[Originally posted elsewhere on 17 March 2010.] I’m not sure why I finished this trilogy, which was first serialized by Bob Davis in the Munsey magazines in 1912, 1913, and 1914 and then collected into an omnibus book in 1914. … Continue reading

Edward Bulwer-Lytton, The Coming Race

It was a defense of Edward Bulwer-Lytton by Jess Nevins that convinced me to pick up a copy of Bulwer-Lytton’s proto-science-fiction Hollow Earth novel, The Coming Race (1871). Nevins claimed that “the mystical vocabulary and ideology of The Coming Race were adopted … Continue reading

Edwin L. Arnold, Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation

Reader, I come to tell you that Lieut. Gullivar Jones: His Vacation (1905) is a delightful book! I read the edition from University of Nebraska Press’ Bison Frontiers of Imagination series, under the title Gullivar of Mars and with an … Continue reading