Monographs

Bibliography – Monographs

Clarke, I. F., Voices Prophesying War, 1763-1984, London ; New York etc.: Oxford U.P, 1966. Clarke, I. F., Tale of the Future : From the Beginning to the Present Day : An Annotated Bibliography, 3rd ed. ed., London: Library Association, 1978. Clarke, I. F., The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871-1914 : Fictions of Future Warfare and of Battles Still-to-Come, Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995. Clarke, I. F., The Great War with Germany, 1890-1914 : Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come, Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1997. Eby, ...
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Bulfin, A. , 2018, Gothic Invasions

Ailise Bulfin, Gothic Invasions, Imperialism, War and Fin-de-Siècle Popular Fiction, 2018, University of Wales Press What do tales of stalking vampires, restless Egyptian mummies, foreign master criminals, barbarian Eastern hordes and stomping Prussian soldiers have in common? As Gothic Invasions explains, they may all be seen as instances of invasion fiction, a paranoid fin-de-siècle popular literary phenomenon that responded to prevalent societal fears of the invasion of Britain by an array of hostile foreign forces in the period before the First World War. Gothic Invasions traces the roots of invasion anxiety to concerns about the downside of Britain’s continuing imperial ...
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Clark, I.F., Tale of the Future

Tale of the Future : From the Beginning to the Present Day : An Annotated Bibliography, 3rd ed. , London: Library Association, 1978 ...
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Clark, I.F., The Great War with Germany, 1890-1914

The Great War with Germany, 1890-1914 : Fictions and Fantasies of the War-to-Come, Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1997. In the second of a series of anthologies on future war stories, the leading specialist in the field presents a selection of prophetic tales about the conflict-to-come between the British and the Germans, tales which had immense influence in the quarter-century before the First World War. An extensive range of contemporary illustrations is included. (Extract from Publisher's Description) ...
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Clark, I.F., The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871-1914

The Tale of the Next Great War, 1871-1914 : Fictions of Future Warfare and of Battles Still-to-Come, Liverpool Science Fiction Texts and Studies, Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 1995. This selection of short stories offers a return journey through the future as it used to be. Time speeds backwards to the 1870s - to the alpha point of modern futuristic fiction - the opening years of that enchanted period before the First World War when Jules Verne, H. G. Wells and many able writers delighted readers from Sydney to Seattle with their most original revelations of things-to-come. The imaginary wars in ...
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Clark, I.F., Voices Prophesying War, 1763-1984

Voices Prophesying War, 1763-1984, London ; New York etc.: Oxford U.P, 1966 ...
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Clarke, I. F. (1979). The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2011

Clarke, I. F. (1979). The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2011. Book Club Associates / Jonathan Cape. Discussion of the future is a working tool for some and a plaything of the imagination for others. In this remarkable book — the result of twenty-five years of research — Professor Clark traces the evolving pattern of prediction. He shows how the factors making for change in a society — political, social, technological, philosophical - decide the pattern of expectation from generation to generation. Professor Clarke discusses the many factors that have worked together to make the story of the future a dominant form ...
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Eby, Cecil D., The Road to Armageddon

Cecil D. Eby (1988), The Road to Armageddon: The Martial Spirit in English Popular Literature, 1870-1914, Duke University Press. The Lost Generation has held the imagination of those who succeeded them, partly because the idea that modern war could be romantic, generous, and noble died with the casualties of that war. From this remove, it seems almost perverse that Britons, Germans, and Frenchmen of every social class eagerly rushed to the fields of Flanders and to misery and death.In "The Road to Armageddon" Cecil Eby shows how the widely admired writers of English popular fiction and poetry contributed, at least ...
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Echevarria, Antulio Joseph, Imagining Future War

Echevarria, A. J. (2007) Imagining Future War: The West's Technological Revolution and Visions of Wars to Come, 1880-1914 Rapid and momentous technological changes at the turn of the 20th century forced military professionals and educated civilians to envision the future of war and warfare, especially during an age where nations found themselves aggressively competing for dominance on the world stage. Antulio J. Echevarria II offers a comparative study of these predictions to assess who got it right and why. He concludes that professionals were particularly adept at predicting the warfare of the immediate future by framing their discussions in terms ...
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Ferguson, Niall, The Pity of War

The Pity of War by Niall Ferguson (1998) while primarily about the origins of the First World War has a chapter that discusses the effect of invasion literature (invasion-scare literature) during the period 1899 - 1914 on British attitudes to war with Germany. The text of Chapter One was available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/style/longterm/books/chap1/pityofwar.htm (may not be permanently accessible) ...
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Gannon, Charles E, Rumors of War and Infernal Machines

Rumors of War and Infernal Machines: Technomilitary Agenda-setting in American and English Speculative Fiction (2005) by Charles E. Gannon This provocative and unique work reveals the remarkably influential role of futuristic literature on contemporary political power in America. Tracing this phenomenon from its roots in Victorian Britain, Rumors of War and Infernal Machines offers a fascinating exploration of how fictional speculations on emergent or imaginary military technologies profoundly influence the political agendas and actions of modern superpower states. Gannon convincingly demonstrates that military fiction anticipated and even influenced the evolution of the tank, the development of the airplane, and also ...
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Hirst, Francis Wrigley, The Six Panics, and Other Essays

The Six Panics, and Other Essays, Facsimile microfilm ed., London: Methuen & Co., 1913, http://archive.org/details/sixpanicsotheres01hirs Reprinted: Forgotten Books (February 16, 2018) Excerpt from The Six Panics and Other Essays: Has been not so much to prevent the recurrence of false alarms in the sensational press - for no reasonable man can hope to do that - as to prevent the abominable waste of public money in which a successful panic always ends. It is all-important that the governing classes and the leading statesmen, who are trustees for the nation and for the public funds, should feel ashamed of the hoax ...
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Monographs Specifically About Invasion Literature

The following bibliography lists the definitive works about Invasion Literature by I F Clarke and Michael Moorcock. For a more general list see the relevant Bibliography: Clarke, I. F. (1966). Voices prophesying war, 1763-1984. London ; New York etc., Oxford U.P. Clarke, I. F. (1978). Tale of the future : from the beginning to the present day : an annotated bibliography. London, Library Association. Clarke, I. F. (1979). The Pattern of Expectation 1644-2011. Book Club Associates / Jonathan Cape. Clarke, I. F. (1995). The tale of the next Great War, 1871-1914 : fictions of future warfare and of battles still-to-come ...
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Moorcock, Michael, Before Armageddon

Before Armageddon : An Anthology of Victorian and Edwardian Imaginative Fiction Published before 1914, London: Star, 1976 ...
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Moorcock, Michael, England Invaded 

England Invaded : A Collection of Fantasy Fiction, New ed., London: Star, 1980 ...
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Morris, A. J. A., The Scaremongers

The Scaremongers : The Advocacy of War and Rearmament 1896-1914, London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1984. While there is some mention of invasion-scare literature, the main thrust of the book's argument is that it was the newspapers, and their proprietors and writers, who were responsible for creating an anti-German and pro-war climate. This book covers much of the ground discussed 70 years previously by Francis Wrigley Hirst in his 1913 book: The six panics and other essays (1913), London, Methuen & Co Ltd. About The Scaremongers: This revealing book illustrates how the passion for war was fostered and promoted. The ...
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Paris, M. (1992), Winged Warfare: Literature and Theory of Aerial Warfare in Britain, 1859-1917 & (1993) Fear of Flying

Michael Paris (1992) Winged Warfare: Literature and Theory of Aerial Warfare in Britain, 1859-1917, Manchester University Press  This original study provides a significant reinterpretation of the development of air power in Britain, highlighting how in the period before 1914 aerial warfare was already becoming an increasingly forceful concept. Filling a crucial gap in the historiography of British air power, Michael Paris establishes convincingly that 'air-mindedness' was a pre-First World War phenomenon. He not only looks at the early work of military and aeronautical theorists but also the popular fiction of future wars by such writers as Jules Verne, H. G ...
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Paris, Michael, Over the Top 

Paris, Michael, (2004)  Over the Top : The Great War and Juvenile Literature in Britain, Westport, Conn., Praeger During the Great War, books and stories for young men were frequently used as unofficial propaganda for recruitment and to sell the war to British youth as a moral crusade. Until now, this literature has been neglected by academics, but the image of the war these fictions created was remarkably enduring and, despite the appearance of post-war literature of disillusioned veterans, continued to shape the attitudes of the young well into the 1930s. This is the first detailed account of how adventure ...
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