"Now in this island of Atlantis there was a great and wonderful empire which had rule over the whole island and several others, and over parts of the continent, but there occurred violent earthquakes and floods; and in a single day and night of misfortune the island disappeared in the depths of the sea.” ~Plato, Timaeus & Critias
Atlantis tales were one of the most popular Lost World sub-genres of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This Masterworks of Adventure anthology is a collection of classic tales considered to be among the best and most influential works. We started with 333: A Bibliography of the Science-Fantasy Novel, by Crawford, Donahue and Grant (1953), which lists the best works published before 1950, then cross-referenced them with Science-Fiction, the Early Years by Everett Franklin Bleiler and Jessica Amanda Salmonson’s Lost Race Checklist the ultimate checklist for collectors. You’ll find stories told in a variety of styles:adventure, dystopian, dark fantasy, philosophical adventure and pulp fiction. Some have been made available for Kindle for the very first time and are exclusive to ROH Press.
American Edition: 13 works
European and Australian Edition: 17 works
Canadian Edition: 24 works
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The Lost Continent: “Splendidly colourful, imaginative and gloriously entertaining.” ~ Lin Carter
Atlantida: “Well imagined, with much scholalry detail on the geography of French north Africa and the classical literature on Atlantis. The narrative is fast-moving and hold's one's interest well. All in all, perhaps the best of the older Atlantis fictions..” ~Everett Franklin Bleiler, Science-fiction, the Early Years
The Toll of the Sea: “One of the better lost races of the period, with well-realized moments, a convincing culture, reasonable characters, and competent writing.” ~Everett Franklin Bleiler, Science-fiction, the Early Years
Queen of Atlantis: “Much the best of the Atkins adventures.” ~Everett Franklin Bleiler, Science-fiction, the Early Years
When the World Shook: “A really splendid romance, rich in color, fresh and gorgeous in its imaginative qualities and power, and needless to add, absorbingly interesting...” ~The New York Times (1919)
“The Crystal City, which is now translated into the English is a thrilling story, which is a distinct improvement on Jules Verne, although belonging to the same genre category.” ~The Chicago Tribune, January 2, 1897
|Imprint||Masterworks of Adventure|
|Published||August 19, 2018|