OUT OF THE SILENCE. Melbourne: Robertson & Mullens, . Octavo, cloth. Second Australian edition. Lost race novel, first published in Australia as a book in 1925 (it was originally serialized in Melbourne's ARGUS in 1919). This edition adds a new chapter not included in the first edition or the American edition published in 1928 by Rae D. Henkle. A member of an ancient and highly advanced civilization is discovered in Australia in a state of suspended animation and restored to consciousness. "Derivative in idea from H. Rider Haggard's WHEN THE WORLD SHOOK, but highly original in presentation ... A classic ..." - Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 491. "One of the finest science fiction novels to emerge from Australia ..." - Locke, A Spectrum of Fantasy, p. 60. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 3-14 and (1995) 2-27. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 201. Blackford, et al., Strange Constellations: A History of Australian Science Fiction, p. 224. Larnach, Materials Towards a Checklist of Australian Fantasy to 1937 (1950), p. 10. In 333. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, p. 177. Bleiler (1978), p. 51. Reginald 03503. Stone, p. 43. Pulp text paper quite tanned (but not brittle), shallow stain at top edge of rear free endpaper, a very good copy. (#164016).
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