TOD ÜBER DER WELT. ROMAN. Leipzig: L. Staackmann, 1930. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-319 , original yellow cloth, front and spine panels stamped in black. First edition. Mankind is threatened by a mysterious cosmic radiation that spreads apathy and longing for death everywhere in the world. Max Mylius, a German engineer and record setting aviator solves the problem and normalcy returns. Mylius, who was earlier proclaimed grand marshal and dictator of Germany is made president of a newly founded World Federation by a grateful humanity. DEATH OVER THE WORLD (1930), told in radio reports, newspaper clippings and eyewitness accounts, is the most ambitious and, despite the occult and pseudoscientific additions, the most successful of Mayer's fantasy novels. Brandt, Der deutsche Zukunftsroman 1918-1948, pp. 257; 268; 363. Lexikon 2, pp. 188-9. Nagl, pp. 161; 258. Bloch (2002) 2095. A very good copy. (#138705).
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