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

  1. Sir George Tomkyns Chesney.  The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer.  1 vol.  Edinburgh: Blackwood, 1871.
  2. Edgar Luderne Welch.  How John Bull Lost London: or, The Capture of the Channel Tunnel.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1882.
  3. Sir William Francis Butler.  The Invasion of England: Told Twenty Years After. By an Old Soldier.  1 vol.  London: Sampson Low, 1882.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Robert Cromie.  For England's Sake.  1 vol.  London: Frederick Warne, 1889.
  7. Sir George Sydenham Clarke.  The Last Great Naval War: An Historical Retrospect.  1 vol.  London: Cassell, 1891.
  8. William Oakhurst.  The Universal Strike of 1899.  1 vol.  London: William Reeves, 1891.
  9. George Griffith.  The Angel of the Revolution: A Tale of the Coming Terror.  1 vol.  London: Tower Publishing Co., 1893.
  10. William Le Queux.  The Great War in England in 1897.  1 vol.  London: Tower Publishing Co., 1894.
  11. Sir Sydney Marow Eardley Wilmot.  The Next Naval War.  1 vol.  London: Edward Stanford, 1894.
  12. 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.
  13. Kenneth Mackay.  The Yellow Wave: A Romance of the Asiatic Invasion of Australia.  1 vol.  London: Bentley, 1895.
  14. 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.
  15. Louis Tracy.  The Final War: A Story of the Great Betrayed.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1896.
  16. M. P. Shiel.  The Yellow Danger.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1898.
  17. John Morris.  What Will Japan Do?: A Forecast.  1 vol.  London: Lawrence and Bullen, 1898.
  18. H. G. Wells.  The War of the Worlds.  1 vol.  London: William Heinemann, 1898.
  19. Herbert Wrigley Wilson.  When War Breaks out.  1 vol.  London: Harper and Bros., 1899.
  20. Headon Hill.  The Spies of the Wight.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1899.
  21. Frederic Natusch Maude.  The New Battle of Dorking.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1900.
  22. Edmund Downey.  London's Peril.  1 vol.  London: Downey, 1900.
  23. Max Pemberton.  Pro Patria.  1 vol.  London: Ward, Lock, 1901.
  24. M. P. Shiel.  The Lord of the Sea.  1 vol.  London: Grant Richards, 1901.
  25. Louis Tracy.  The Invaders: A Story of Britain Peril.  1 vol.  London: C. Arthur Pearson, 1901.