Harold Billings, M. P. Shiel: A Biography of His Early Years, 2005 and M. P. Shiel: the Middle Years, 2010 and An Ossuary of M.P. Shiel (2015) Biography of West Indian born British writer Matthew Phipps Shiel which focuses on his career as an author of serial fiction, supernatural short stories, and prophetic novels by […]
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 […]
Brett Holman has a site, Airminded, dedicate to Airpower and British Society, 1908-1941 From the website: I’m Dr Brett Holman, a historian living in Melbourne, Australia. My research interests primarily revolve around the place of aviation in British society and culture in the first half of the 20th century. In part this means trying to […]
William Le Queux was a prolific author between 1891 and 1931. He wrote across a wide range of genres but is best know today for his Invasion / Future War novels in the two decades leading up to the Great War. His most successful work was The Invasion of 1910, which originally appeared in serial […]
David Trotter (1993) The English Novel in History 1895 – 1920, London, Routledge While covering a much wider spectrum than just invasion-scare fiction Trotter’s book provides an interesting context of literature and society within which the invasion-scare/future war genre sits. He especially covers the growth of spy fiction in the period 1900-1914. Written specifically for […]
Invasion Network is a website for researches into Invasion Literature: https://invasionnetwork.wordpress.com/ Form the website: The Invasion Network has been established to encourage collaboration between researchers working under the broad theme of invasion, with a particular focus on British invasion fears in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Bringing together literary scholars, cultural historians, and […]
Harry Wood’s website –Island Mentalities – is the original invasion scare literature website and blog: http://invasionscares.wordpress.com/ From the website: My name is Harry Wood, I am a charity worker and postdoctoral researcher currently based in Glastonbury. My research interests are based around the cultural and political history of British invasion anxieties. My PhD thesis, […]
In 2016 I discovered the Riddle of the Sands Adventure Club – http://www.riddleofthesands.net/wordpress/ – a couple of writers recreating the journeys within The Riddle of the Sands. For anyone interested in the book this is a must visit website.
This presentation was prepared for the local branch of U3A and introduces the genre of invasion literature. Click here to download the presentation.
James Blyth (1864-1933) was a fairly prolific author of popular fiction who is best remembered in the sf field for his Future War novels, in all of which Britain is pitted against Germany [SFE http://www.sf-encyclopedia.com/entry/blyth_james] Future war novels: The Tyranny (1907) The Swoop of the Vulture (1909) Ichabod (1910) The Peril of Pine’s Place: A […]