Espionage

1903, Griffith, G. , The World Masters

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Griffith, G. (1903) The World Masters  Published by John Long, London. Synopsis: (kindly provided by Adam Baldwin, PGRS, The Open University) The World Masters has a complex plot, focussed on three main factions all in pursuit of an invention by Professor Emil Fargeau of a machine that can draw the energy from the earth for […]

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1907, Bramah, E. , What Might Have Been

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Ernest Bramah, What Might Have Been, 1907. Abridged and rereleased as The Secret of the League in 1909. The secret of the league is a dystopian novel written by Ernest Bramah in 1907. It was first published as “What might have been: the story of a social war”, but later was republished in 1909 as […]

Future Fantasy

1871, J.W.M. , The Coming Cromwell

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J.W.M. (1871) The Coming Cromwell. Set in a Near Future Britain in which the eponymous military and political leader conquers the monarchist northlands of Britain on behalf of the republican south, overturning the German monarchy as well en passant. [SFE]

Mainstream Invasion Literature

1929, Gibbons, F. , The Red Napoleon

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Outside the main scope of this website but an interesting novel from 1929 that shows that invasion literature continued into the inter-war years. The Red Napoleon is a 1929 novel by Floyd Gibbons predicting a Soviet conquest of Europe and invasion of America. The novel contains strong racial overtones such as expressed fear of the […]

Mainstream Invasion Literature

1916, Dixon, T. , The Fall of a Nation

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Thomas Dixon, The Fall of a Nation: A Sequel to The Birth of a Nation, 1916 A warning story about an invasion of America by a prominent White Supremacist. The Fall of a Nation, a Sequel to The Birth of a Nation, is an invasion literature novel by Thomas Dixon Jr. Dixon described it as […]

Mainstream Invasion Literature

1906, Holt White, W. , The Earthquake

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W. Holt White, The Earthquake (1906). An earthquake & German invasion simultaneously hit London. In the early hours of September 8, 1907 , an earthquake of unprecedented power strikes London. Nelson’s Column topples over. St. Paul’s Cathedral is shaken to pieces. The Houses of Parliament subside into a great heap of rubble Westminster Abbey party […]

Mainstream Invasion Literature

1906, Vance, L.J & Edwards, H.C. , The Private War

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The Private War – Being the Truth about Gordon Traill – His Personal Statement by Louis Joseph Vance and H. C. Edwards, 1906, D. Appleton & Co An expose style account of mysterious confrontations with the German Navy in the North Sea that makes reference to the Dogger Bank Incident. Full text at: https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=osu.32435075846964&view=2up&seq=8

Mainstream Invasion Literature

1907, Scott, H., The Way of War

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Hew Scott  (1907) The Way of War, London, John Long A plan for a German invasion is uncovered. Manchester Courier and Lancashire General Advertiser – Thursday 13 June 1907, p.10: Tales of invasion, particularly of German invasion, have been so frequent during the past year or two, that Mr. Hew Scott courted, if not failure, […]

Future Fantasy

1911, Rupert, G.G., The Yellow Peril

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G.G. Rupert (1911) The Yellow Peril Rupert was influential in the development of the idea of the Yellow Peril, the theory that East Asians (the “yellow races”) were a present and future threat to the west. These views were published in The Yellow Peril, or the Orient vs. the Occident as viewed by modern statesmen […]