Monday, 25 December 2006

Festive Wishes and The Invasion of 1910

Merry Christmas Chaps! Very best wishes to you all

Well Santa brought this Officer a rare treat - an original 1906 edition of William Le Queux's "The Invasion of 1910: With a Full Account of the Siege of London".

Its not often you get a century old book, and a classic VSF piece at that! And most charmingly this one is labelled "For Distribution only in India and the British Colonies"

(Note that 1906 is also the year that Professor Percival Lowell published his second influential non-fiction book "Mars and its Canals" filled with his theories of Martian civilization that built the "canals")

Here is a description of the book:http://www.silentsf.com/essay/invasionof1910.html and you can read about William Le Queux more here: http://www.bookrags.com/William_Le_Queux

BTW The First Royal Christmas Message was given by King George V in 1932

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