(#162984) DAY OF WRATH. Joseph O'Neill.

DAY OF WRATH. London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1936. Octavo, pp. [1-7] 8-288, original red-brown cloth, spine panel stamped in black. First edition. "A future war novel which describes the destruction of civilization by advanced aircraft following a coalition between Germany, Japan and China." - Clute and Nicholls (eds), The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction (1993), p. 890. "An account of a new world war, notable for its chilling description of the devastation of civilian populations by aerial bombardment with poison gases, high explosives, and other advanced weapons. It brings the arguments of McIlraith and Connolly's INVASION FROM THE AIR (1934) much closer to home, echoing the grim conviction of Hamilton's THEODORE SAVAGE (1922) and anticipating the gruesomeness of Chadwick's THE DEATH GUARD (1939)." - Brian Stableford. Anatomy of Wonder (1981) 2-77; (1987) 2-86; and (2004) II-835. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 70. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763-3749 (1992), p. 240. Gerber, Utopian Fantasy (1973), p. 153. Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 169. Bleiler (1978), p. 151. Reginald 10998. A fine copy in fine printed dust jacket. A sharp copy of a scarce book. (#162984).

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