Resources

For an introduction to the resources available on Invasion Literature see my Survey of Resources.


Academic Theses related to Invasion Literature

The following theses relate to Invasion / Future-War Literature of the Victorian and Edwardian eras. All abstracts are from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses (available to academic researchers) where the original full-text is also available. Gannon, Charles Edward. 1998. Speculative fiction: ...
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Airminded

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 ...
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Andrew, C. (2009) The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5

Christopher Andrew, (2009) The Defence of the Realm: The Authorized History of MI5. Allen Lane Contains an extensive background to the founding of MI5 / SIS and the role of spy and invasion literature. To mark the centenary of its ...
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Atkins, J. (1984) The British Spy Novel

John Atkins (1984) The British Spy Novel, London, John Calder Fiction about spies and spying – a genre of which British writers have generally been the most successful exponents – is a phenomenon which truly began in the twentieth century ...
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Bibliography – Articles & Papers

Attridge, John, "Two Types of Secret Agency: Conrad, Causation, and Popular Spy Fiction", 55, 126-158: University of Texas Press, 2013. Castella, Tom de, "Arthur Conan Doyle's Eerie Vision of the Future of War", BBC Online http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-28954510. Clarke, I. F., 'The ...
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Bibliography – Biographies

Dunleavy, Gareth W. , "Erskine Childers (25 June 1870-24 November 1922)" in British Mystery Writers, 1860-1919, edited by Bernard Benstock and Thomas F. Staley, 70, 80-84. Detriot: Gale Research, 1998. Patrick, Chris and Baister, Stephen, William Le Queux : Master ...
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Bibliography – Espionage

Andrew, Christopher M., The Defence of the Realm : The Authorized History of Mi5, London: Allen Lane, 2009. Blum, Howard, Dark Invasion : 1915: Germany's Secret War and the Hunt for the First Terrorist Cell in America, Melbourne: Scribe, 2014 ...
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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, ...
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Bibliography – Theses

Brittenham, Rebecca L. ""England's Danger": Edwardian Configurations of Nation and National Identity." Ph.D., Rutgers The State University of New Jersey - New Brunswick, 1994. Hitchner, Thomas Andrew. "Espionage Literature and the Training of the Modern British Hero." Ph.D., University of ...
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Billings, H. (2005 & 2010) M.P. Shiel

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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Denning, M. (1987) Cover Stories: Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller

Michael Denning (1987) Cover Stories: Narrative and Ideology in the British Spy Thriller, London, Routledge & Kegan Paul It is a habit in all of us to make our cover stories, our assumed personae, at least parallel with the reality ...
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Drummond, M. (1985) The Riddle

The Riddle by Maldwin Drummond (1985) Nautical Books, London This is the definitive study of the background to the writing of The Riddle of the Sands. It includes details of Childers own sailing experiences and also a detailed account of ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Erskine Childers – Biographical Sources

Biography An overview biography can be found at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Erskine_Childers There is considerable biographical detail in Maldwin Drummond's The Riddle (1985) Further information about Childers and The Riddle of the Sands can be found in Leonard Piper's The Tragedy of ...
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Essays & Journal Articles

This list includes academic articles and relevant newspaper / magazine articles on the subjects of Invasion and Future War Literature and on early Spy Fiction. Papers by I.F.Clarke: Clarke, I. F. (1965). "THE BATTLE OF DORKING, 1871-1914." Victorian Studies 8(4): ...
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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 ...
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Full Bibliography

Andrew, Christopher M., The Defence of the Realm : The Authorized History of Mi5, London: Allen Lane, 2009. Attridge, John, "Two Types of Secret Agency: Conrad, Causation, and Popular Spy Fiction", 55, 126-158: University of Texas Press, 2013. Blum, Howard, ...
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