The Warstock: A Tale of To-morrow

TitleThe Warstock: A Tale of To-morrow
Year for Search1898
Authors[Greener], [William Oliver](1862-1935)
Tertiary AuthorsGerrare, Wirt [pseud.]
Date Published1898
PublisherW.W. Greener
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Mostly adventure and future war, but concerned with patent rights and shows how inventions can both improve life and give power for good to inventors. Argument that improved patent rights will inspire inventors to greater efforts. The first invention is wireless telegraphy, which allows instant communication. A "white" republic called Cristalla is established in Africa in which inventors will be the only aristocrats. A new weapon makes Cristalla invincible, and it defeats Europe and brings world peace.

Pseudonym

Wirt Gerrare [pseud.]

Holding Institutions

L, PSt

Author Note

(1862-1935)

Full Text

1898 [Greener, William Oliver] (1862-1935). The Warstock: A Tale of To-morrow. By Wirt Gerrare [pseud.]. London: W.W. Greener. L, PSt

Mostly adventure and future war, but concerned with patent rights and shows how inventions can both improve life and give power for good to inventors. Argument that improved patent rights will inspire inventors to greater efforts. The first invention is wireless telegraphy, which allows instant communication. A “white” republic called Cristalla is established in Africa in which inventors will be the only aristocrats. A new weapon makes Cristalla invincible, and it defeats Europe and brings world peace.