Genre Information At the Circulating Library

Genre: Invasion Novels

Description: The following novels depict fictional invasions of England, many inspired by George Tomkyns Chesney's The Battle of Dorking (1871) which imagined a German invasion of England. Sometimes called "future war fiction." Many of these novels, such as Wells's The War of the Worlds (1898), qualify as science fiction as well.

References: I. F. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763–3749 (Oxford, 1992); Kemp

  1. Sir George Tomkyns Chesney.  The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1871.
  2. A Captain of the Royal Navy.  The Battle off Worthing: Why the Invaders never got to Dorking. A Prophecy.  1 vol.  London: London Literary Society, 1887.
  3. Robert Cromie.  For England's Sake.  1 vol.  London: Frederick Warne, 1889.
  4. William Oakhurst.  The Universal Strike of 1899.  1 vol.  London: William Reeves, 1891.
  5. George Griffith.  The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror.  1 vol.  London: Tower Publishing Co., 1893.
  6. George Griffith.  Olga Romanoff: or, The Syren of the Skies. A Sequel to The Angel of the Revolution.  1 vol.  London: Tower Publishing Co., 1894.
  7. William Le Queux.  The Great War in England in 1897.  1 vol.  London: Tower Publishing Co., 1894.
  8. Kenneth Mackay.  The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia.  1 vol.  London: Bentley, 1895.
  9. Louis Tracy.  The Final War: A Story of the Great Betrayed.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1896.
  10. M. P. Shiel.  The Yellow Danger.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1898.
  11. H. G. Wells.  The War of the Worlds.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1898.
  12. Headon Hill.  The Spies of the Wight.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1899.
  13. Edmund Downey.  London's Peril.  1 vol.  London: Downey, 1900.
  14. Max Pemberton.  Pro Patria.  1 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1901.
  15. M. P. Shiel.  The Lord of the Sea.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1901.
  16. Louis Tracy.  The Invaders: A Story of Britain Peril.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1901.