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Coming Race, the (1871) [Novel]
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Summary (From the publisher):

Climbing through the recesses of a mine, an English man falls into a deep chasm and finds himself suddenly trapped in a subterranean world inhabited by an ancient race of advanced beings. From Jules Verne’s Journey to the Center of the Earth to Chris Marker’s La Jetée, subterranean worlds have been a source of both fascination and fear for the literary imagination and The Coming Race is no exception. An evolutionary fantasy first published in 1871, the story draws upon ideas of Darwinism to describe a near future world characterized by female dominance, physical perfection, and vast technological progress.

Original title: The Coming Race
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionScience FictionAdventureLost Worlds and Colonies
FictionScience FictionSpecies EvolutionThe Superman


  • Also titled "Vril: The Power of the Coming Race"

Edition #1: Coming Race, the

Coming Race, the (1871)
Edition Details:

Language: English

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Manifested in:

The Coming Race (2005)

Format: Hardcover
Place of publication: Middletown, CT
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819567499
Pages: 218
Notes: Edited with an introduction by David Seed

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