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Land Under England

Joseph O'Neill

3 Reviews

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Science fiction, Classic science fiction

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.

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Praise for Land Under England

  • 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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