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Land Under England

SF Masterworks

Joseph O'Neill



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Gateway Publishers
26 June 2018
While searching for his missing father, Anthony Julian embarks on a terrifying journey into the Earth's interior. There he discovers a subterranean world, where descendants of the Roman Army suffer under a totalitarian regime in which individualism is completely obliterated by telepathic means. Refusing to join this rigidly controlled society, Anthony must fight to save his father and find a route to the surface - or perish.

First published in 1935, the genre-transcending political and psychological themes of Land Under England put it far ahead of its time.
By:   Joseph O'Neill
Imprint:   Gateway Publishers
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 133mm,  Width: 200mm,  Spine: 22mm
Weight:   286g
ISBN:   9781473224063
ISBN 10:   1473224063
Series:   S.F. Masterworks
Pages:   304
Publication Date:   26 June 2018
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Joseph O'Neill (1878-1952) Joseph O'Neill was an Irish educationist and author. He worked as the Permanent Secretary to the Department of Education, Irish Free State, between 1923 and 1944. Although not strictly an SF writer, O'Neill used SF instruments to make cultural and political points with great eloquence. Land Under England (1935), about an underground world where citizens are controlled by telepathy, is a satire on Hitlerian totalitarianism.

Reviews for Land Under England (SF Masterworks)

Land Under England is historically significant, eminently readable and belongs in any reasonably complete collection - Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Review Attains the heights of literary excellence - The Boston Phoenix We are dazzled by the nightmare-like luxuriance of Mr O'Neill's imagination - New York Times

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