There are three distinguishable but overlapping categories of fiction in the genre – Invasion Scare, Future War and Espionage.
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A bibliographic listing of posts within the site including both primary and secondary sources arranged by category.
There are more resources available than initially apparent. When I started researching this subject I started from The Riddle of the Sands and from the Wikipedia entry discovered the world of Invasion Literature.
This list includes academic articles and relevant newspaper / magazine articles on the subjects of Invasion and Future War Literature and on early Spy Fiction.
This genre of literature rose to prominence at a time when attitudes regarding Britain’s friends and potential enemies were changing. While France had traditionally been seen as Britain’s enemy there was a new potential threat from the newly formed German nation.
The subject area of invasion scare and future war novels can be extended to cover a vast array of novels including many in the science fiction genre. For the purposes of this site I have set boundaries as follows: