Politics and Life in Mars: A Story of a Neighbouring Planet

TitlePolitics and Life in Mars: A Story of a Neighbouring Planet
Year for Search1883
Authors[Welch], [Edgar Luderne](1856/7-1926)
Date Published1883
PublisherSampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsMale author, US author
Annotation

Eutopia and satire on contemporary England; the main country on Mars is Ourownland, and many obvious parallels to England are pointed out. But Mars is republican; women are equal; there is a limit on personal property; and there are cooperatives owned by the workers.

Info Notes

In his Victorian Science Fiction in the UK: the Discourses of Knowledge and of Power. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall, 1983 Darko Suvin, questions the attribution to Welch based on the political viewpoint of this book in contrast to his other SF (34-35), which he attributes to me. I got it from George Locke’s A Spectrum of Fantasy: The Bibliography and Biography of a collection of Fantastic Literature (London: Ferret Fantasy, 1980), 18.

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1883 [Welch, Luderne Edgar] (1856/7-1926). Politics and Life in Mars: A Story of a Neighbouring Planet. London: Sampson Low, Marston, Searle & Rivington. In his Victorian Science Fiction in the UK: the Discourses of Knowledge and of Power. Boston, MA: G. K. Hall, 1983 Darko Suvin, questions the attribution to Welch based on the political viewpoint of this book in contrast to his other SF (34-35), which he attributes to me. I got it from George Locke’s A Spectrum of Fantasy: The Bibliography and Biography of a collection of Fantastic Literature (London: Ferret Fantasy, 1980), 18. L

Eutopia and satire on contemporary England; the main country on Mars is Ourownland, and many obvious parallels to England are pointed out. But Mars is republican; women are equal; there is a limit on personal property; and there are cooperatives owned by the workers.