AUF ZWEI PLANETEN. ROMAN. Donauwörth: Verlag Cassianeum, n.d. . Octavo, pp. [1-4] 5-9  11-326 [327-328], illustrations by Walter Zeeden, cloth-backed boards. First printing of the abridged edition. This edition, prepared and published by the author's son, Erich, is the first illustrated edition and the first edition to be published after World War II. The drastically cut American edition, translated in 1971 as TWO PLANETS, is based largely on this text. A highly imaginative novel first published in 1897. Earth is conquered by the Martians who establish a protectorate thereby bringing reason and utopia to the planet. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-103; (1981) 1-122; (1987) 6-22; and (2004) II-634. Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 485. Kretzmann, The Pre-War German Utopian Novel (1890-1914), Ph.D. diss., Brown University, May, 1936, pp. 107-111, 213. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 109. Survey of Science Fiction Literature V, pp. 2334-38. Bloch (2002) 1864. Nagl, p. 248. Boards rubbed, a very good copy with fine interior. Although 5000 copies were printed, this important edition is now hard to find. (#154208).
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