Published September 28, 2007
by Hesperus Press .
Written in English
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||124|
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The Coming Race is a powerful novel that fired the imagination of readers starting in the 's. Among the earliest examples of what would become the genre of science fiction, among many authors it influenced H. G. Wells, Samuel Butler, and Edgar Rice Burroughs. The Project Gutenberg EBook of The Coming Race, by Edward Bulwer Lytton This eBook is for the use of anyone anywhere at no cost and with almost no restrictions whatsoever. Vril, the Power of the Coming Race Hardcover – J by Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton (Author) out of 5 stars 45 ratings. See all 14 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from /5(45). texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency Library. Top The coming race by Lytton, Edward Bulwer Lytton, Baron, Publication date Topics Utopias Publisher Edinburgh, London, W. Blackwood and sonsPages:
The Coming Race is the crowning achievement of the genre of hollow earth fiction, in which a hero makes a perilous journey underground and discovers a superior race. The customs and political systems of these “aliens from inner space” are researched and contrasted with the deficient practices of old-fashioned, muddling, imperfect humanity/5(51). The Coming Race, written in by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, was one of the first lost world novels and a prototype science-fiction novel. The Coming Race: Logline. While exploring a deep mineshaft, a traveller accidentally finds his way into a subterranean city inhabited by an ancient civilisation. Climbing through the recesses of a mine, an English man falls into a deep chasm and finds himself suddenly trapped in a subterranean world inhabited by an ancient race of advanced beings. From Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth to Chris Marker’s La Jetée, subterranean worlds have been a source of both fascination and fear for the literary imagination and The Coming Race is 3/5(3). "First published in , The Coming Race represents a curious hybrid. Its premise is unflinchingly futuristic: the inevitable displacement of today's humanity by a more evolved 'race'. But the story unfolds in perhaps the last unexplored place on earth—the 'hollow' interior of the planet"—Gerald Jonas, The New York Times Book Review/5(4).