THE MAN WHO ROCKED THE EARTH.
Octavo, pp. [1-4] [1-2] 3-228, inserted frontispiece with color illustration by Walter L. Green, original pictorial medium blue cloth, front panel stamped in lavender, black and gold, spine panel stamped in gold, plain endpapers. First edition. A rare variant binding (lighter blue cloth and plain instead of pictorial endpapers). An early atomic war novel, originally published as a serial in the SATURDAY EVENING POST, 14-28 November 1914. "The near future course of WWI is interrupted by messages from a mysterious PAX threatening super scientific punishments if war is not stopped. After some demonstrations, featuring rays, a flying ship and atomic energy, the nations obey." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 1236. "Unusual in early science-fiction in paying heed to correct science. Many of Wood's scientific details are still valid, although the extrapolations from them are, of course, fantastic." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 2199. "Indebted to Wells's THE WORLD SET FREE of a year earlier, to which [the novel] explicitly refers." - Brians, Nuclear Holocausts: Atomic War in Fiction, 1895-1984, p. 326. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-147; (1981) 1-159; (1987) 1-91; and (1995) 1-91. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 754. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 214. In 333. Bleiler (1978), p. 195. Reginald 14210. A bright, nearly fine copy. A very nice copy of this attractive book. (#95990). N° de réf. du libraire 95990
Titre : THE MAN WHO ROCKED THE EARTH.
Éditeur : Doubleday, Page & Company, Garden City
Date d'édition : 1915
Reliure : Hardcover
Edition : 1st Edition
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