ELEKTROPOLIS. DIE STADT DER TECHNISCHEN WUNDER. EIN ZUKUNFTSROMAN. Stuttgart: Levy & Müller Verlag, n.d. [1928]. Octavo, pp. [1-8] 9-224, eight full-page black and white illustrations, unprinted tan wrappers. First edition, first printing. A mechanized city is built by Germans in the arid Australian interior. The great city of Elektropolis rises out of the wasteland and rainmaking machinery is used to create cropland to feed the immigrants from Germany. The success of this project provokes the Australian government which revokes the colonist's land rights and war breaks out. The city's defenses thwart the Australians who finally give up their attempt to take it over. After five years the German colony is firmly established and the desert blooms. “… interesting for its extreme faith in technology and technocracy” - Bleiler, Science Fiction: The Early Years 1036. First published in English in WONDER STORIES QUARTERLY, Summer 1930. Anatomy of Wonder (1987) 2-122 and (2004) II-1196. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Gernsback Years 581. Brandt, Der deutsche Zukunftsroman 1918-1945, p. 359. Fisher, Fantasy and Politics: Visions of the Future in the Weimar Republic, p. 110. Lexikon 2, pp. 132-3. Bloch (2002) 1362. Nagl, p. 256. A very good copy in a FACSIMILE of the very uncommon dust jacket. (#140758).

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