OLGA ROMANOFF OR THE SYREN OF THE SKIES. A SEQUEL TO "THE ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION" London: Tower Publishing Company Limited, 1894. Octavo, inserted frontispiece with illustration by Edwin S. Hope, pictorial cloth. First edition, first issue with recto of title leaf dated 1894 and no inserted illustrations by Fred T. Jane. The year is 2030, 125 years after the end of THE ANGEL OF THE REVOLUTION. The defeated descendant of the Tsar of Russia, a villainess-Olga Romanoff, steals an airship from the ruling descendants of The Brotherhood of Freedom and she also obtains their secrets. She joins the current ruler of Islam and they plan to take revenge from the long ago defeat in the last war. Before a war is started the Earth comes under immanent danger from a cosmic cloud which will set the surface of the world aflame. Anatomy of Wonder (1976) 2-85; (1981) 1-85; (1987) 1-42; (1995) 1-42; and (2004) II-465. Bailey, Pilgrims Through Space and Time, p. 76. Bleiler, Science-Fiction: The Early Years 930. Clareson, Science Fiction in America, 1870s-1930s 369. Clarke, Tale of the Future (1978), p. 20. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War (1992), p. 229. Lewis, Utopian Literature, p. 76. Locke, Voyages in Space 93. Sargent, British and American Utopian Literature, 1516-1985, Additions. Stableford, Scientific Romance in Britain 1890-1950, pp. 47-8. Suvin, Victorian Science Fiction in the UK, p. 57. Bleiler (1978), p. 87. Reginald 06381. Cloth rubbed at spine ends and along fore-edges and outer joints, some foxing to endpapers and preliminaries, a good or better copy. (#84739).
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