At the Circulating Library Genre Information: Invasion Novels
Description: The following novels depict fictional invasions of England, many inspired by George Tomkyns Chesney's The Battle of Dorking (1871) which imagined a German invasion of England. Sometimes called "future war fiction." Many of these novels, such as Wells's The War of the Worlds (1898), qualify as science fiction as well.
References: I. F. Clarke, Voices Prophesying War: Future Wars 1763–3749 (Oxford, 1992); Kemp
- Sir George Tomkyns Chesney. The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer. 1 vol. Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1871.
- Edgar Luderne Welch. How John Bull Lost London: or, The Capture of the Channel Tunnel. 1 vol. London: Sampson Low, 1882.
- Sir William Francis Butler. The Invasion of England: Told Twenty Years After. By an Old Soldier. 1 vol. London: Sampson Low, 1882.
- A Captain of the Royal Navy. The Battle off Worthing: Why the Invaders never got to Dorking. A Prophecy. 1 vol. London: London Literary Society, 1887.
- Anonymous. The "Russia's Hope": or, Britannia no Longer Rules the Waves. Showing how the Muscovite Bear got at the British Whale. 1 vol. London: Chapman and Hall, 1888.
- Robert Cromie. For England's Sake. 1 vol. London: Frederick Warne, 1889.
- Sir George Sydenham Clarke. The Last Great Naval War: An Historical Retrospect. 1 vol. London: Cassell, 1891.
- William Oakhurst. The Universal Strike of 1899. 1 vol. London: William Reeves, 1891.
- George Griffith. The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror. 1 vol. London: Tower Publishing Co., 1893.
- William Le Queux. The Great War in England in 1897. 1 vol. London: Tower Publishing Co., 1894.
- Sir Sydney Marow Eardley Wilmot. The Next Naval War. 1 vol. London: Edward Stanford, 1894.
- George Griffith. Olga Romanoff: or, The Syren of the Skies. A Sequel to The Angel of the Revolution. 1 vol. London: Tower Publishing Co., 1894.
- Kenneth Mackay. The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia. 1 vol. London: Bentley, 1895.
- Francis George Burton. The Naval Engineer and the Command of the Sea: A Story of Naval Administration. 1 vol. Manchester: The Technical Publishing Co., 1896.
- Louis Tracy. The Final War: A Story of the Great Betrayed. 1 vol. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1896.
- M. P. Shiel. The Yellow Danger. 1 vol. London: Grant Richards, 1898.
- John Morris. What Will Japan Do?: A Forecast. 1 vol. London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1898.
- H. G. Wells. The War of the Worlds. 1 vol. London: William Heinemann, 1898.
- Herbert Wrigley Wilson. When War Breaks out. 1 vol. London: Harper and Bros., 1899.
- Headon Hill. The Spies of the Wight. 1 vol. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1899.
- Frederic Natusch Maude. The New Battle of Dorking. 1 vol. London: Grant Richards, 1900.
- Edmund Downey. London's Peril. 1 vol. London: Downey, 1900.
- Max Pemberton. Pro Patria. 1 vol. London: Ward, Lock, 1901.
- M. P. Shiel. The Lord of the Sea. 1 vol. London: Grant Richards, 1901.
- Louis Tracy. The Invaders: A Story of Britain Peril. 1 vol. London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1901.