DIE ERDE REIßT: TECHNISCHER ZUKUNFTSROMAN. Bremen, Leipzig, Wein: Henry Burmester Verlag, n.d., [1938]. Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-288, four maps in the text, original cream boards with straw cloth shelf back. First edition. A catastrophe novel concerning the construction of giant hydroelectric plants to generate power by damning the Mediterranean Sea (a theme popular in European SF from the late nineteenth through the early twentieth century) and a massive earthquake that reconfigures Earth's continents. Germany annexes a new island created in the mid-Atlantic Ocean for new settlements, thus integrating the German "living space" theme into the novel as a whole. Bloch (2002) 564. Brandt, Der deutsche Zukunftsroman 1918-1945, p. 354. Hermand, Old Dreams of a New Reich, p. 249. Nagl, p. 253. p. 249. Spine lean, a clean, very good copy. KVK reports 4 copies (one of which was destroyed during WW II). (#151272).

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