THE YEAR OF MIRACLE: A TALE OF THE YEAR ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED. London, Glasgow, Manchester, and New York: George Routledge and Sons, Limited, 1891. 16mo, pp. [1-6]  2-148 [149-154: ads], original decorated blue cloth, front panel stamped in black and brown, spine panel stamped in brown and gold, rear panel stamped in brown, yellow coated endpapers. First edition. "Science fiction story of the year 1900, of a plague that wipes out much of the British population, and of a mysterious storm which eliminates the scourge." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 119. "Fanatical socialist spreads the germs of a plague in London. Eventually an ideal state emerges." - Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 17. This shilling shocker (issued in paper wrappers and this hardbound version) is Hume's most imaginative SF novel and is among his scarcest books. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. 226. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 1141. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 119. Negley, Utopian Literature: A Bibliography 598. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 45. Bleiler (1978), p. 105. Reginald 07604. Not in Lewis or Sargent. Topp, Victorian Yellowbacks & Paperbacks, 1849-1905 I, p. 413. Not in Wolff. Cloth rubbed at edges, mainly spine ends and corner tips, a very good copy. (#147221).
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