The World Below

TitleThe World Below
Year for Search1929
AuthorsWright, S[ydney] Fowler(1874-1965)
Tertiary AuthorsWright, S. Fowler
Date Published1929
PublisherW. Collins Sons
Place PublishedLondon
KeywordsEnglish author, Male author
Annotation

Part I repeats 1924 Wright. The Amphibians. The rest, entitled “The World Below”, presents “The Dwellers”, an advanced humanity who rule the world. The Dwellers are free of disease and injury. As they age, the body remains strong, but the mind begins to lose vitality and longs for death, which it ultimately wills to happen. Very few women were being born and the end of the race was possible. A non-utopian authorized sequel is Brian [Michael] Stableford, The World Beyond Being a Sequel to S. Fowler Wright’s Classic Science Fiction Novel, The World Below. [Rockville, MD]: The Borgo Press, 2009; 2nd ed. [Holicong, PA]: The Borgo Press/Wildside Press, 2013

Additional Publishers

Rpt. London: Books for Today, 1929. U. S. ed. New York: Longman, Green, 1930. and Westport, CT: Hyperion Press, 1976. These eds. include both 1924 Wright, The Amphibians and The World Below. The World Below is rpt. separately Chicago, IL: Shasta Publishers, 1949; Shasta ed. rpt. with the subtitle A pulse-pumping, mind-prodding, sequel to THE AMPHIBIANS , . . just as haunting as that masterpiece of Earth’s far-distant future as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel, No. 5. New York: World Editions, [1949]. 

Info Notes

A non-utopian authorized sequel is Brian [Michael] Stableford, The World Beyond Being a Sequel to S. Fowler Wright’s Classic Science Fiction Novel, The World Below. [Rockville, MD]: The Borgo Press, 2009; 2nd ed. [Holicong, PA]: The Borgo Press/Wildside Press, 2013

Holding Institutions

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Author Note

The author (1874-1965) used Fowler Wright as his surname, and some of his descendants use Fowler-Wright, but all libraries use Wright.

Full Text

1929 Wright, Sydney Fowler (1874-1965). The World Below. London: W. Collins Sons. Rpt. London: Books for Today, 1929. U. S. ed. New York: Longman, Green, 1930. and Westport, CT: Hyperion Press, 1976. These eds. include both 1924 Wright, The Amphibians and The World Below. The World Below is rpt. separately Chicago, IL: Shasta Publishers, 1949; Shasta ed. rpt. with the subtitle A pulse-pumping, mind-prodding, sequel to THE AMPHIBIANS , . . just as haunting as that masterpiece of Earth’s far-distant future as Galaxy Science Fiction Novel, No. 5. New York: World Editions, [1949]. L, O, PSt

Part I repeats 1924 Wright. The Amphibians. The rest, entitled “The World Below”, presents “The Dwellers”, an advanced humanity who rule the world. The Dwellers are free of disease and injury. As they age, the body remains strong, but the mind begins to lose vitality and longs for death, which it ultimately wills to happen. Very few women were being born and the end of the race was possible. A non-utopian authorized sequel is Brian [Michael] Stableford, The World Beyond Being a Sequel to S. Fowler Wright’s Classic Science Fiction Novel, The World Below. [Rockville, MD]: The Borgo Press, 2009; 2nd ed. [Holicong, PA]: The Borgo Press/Wildside Press, 2013. The author used Fowler Wright as his surname, and some of his descendants use Fowler-Wright, but all libraries use Wright.