"Swiftly"

Title"Swiftly"
Year for Search2002
AuthorsRoberts, Adam [Charles](b. 1965)
Secondary TitleSciFiction
Date Published2002
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Dystopia in which the Lilliputians from Swift’s Gulliver’s Travels are slaves in a late nineteenth-century Britain, the Brobdingnagians have been hunted, and the Houyhnhnms are for sale. A French invasion led by the Brobdingnagians and with inventions from Laputa ends the system. A related story with the Lilliputians as slaves is his “Eleanor”, which was first published in Swiftly (167-247).

Additional Publishers

Rpt. in his Swiftly: Stories That Never Were and Might Not Be (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2004), 1-34.

URLwww.scifi.com/scifiction/ Posted April 3, 2002. No longer available online.
Author Note

The English author (b. 1965) is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London.

Full Text

2002 Roberts, Adam [Charles] (b. 1965). “Swiftly.” SciFiction www. scifi.com/scifiction/ Posted April 3, 2002. No longer available on line. Rpt. in his Swiftly: Stories That Never Were and Might Not Be (San Francisco, CA: Night Shade Books, 2004), 1-34.

Dystopia in which the Lilliputians from Jonathan Swift’s 1727 Gulliver’s Travels are slaves in a late nineteenth-century Britain, the Brobdingnagians have been hunted, and the Houyhnhnms are for sale. A French invasion led by the Brobdingnagians and with inventions from Laputa ends the system. A related story with the Lilliputians as slaves is his “Eleanor”, which was first published in Swiftly (167-247). The English author is Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London.