First published in 1935, Land Under England is a genre-transcending exploration of personal agency and fascism.
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.
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