The Dominion of the World (all 4 volumes)
THE DOMINION OF THE WORLD
by Gustave Le Rouge & Gustave Guitton
adapted by Brian Stableford
cover by Gilles Francescano
The Dominion of the World (1900) represents a transition from classic Vernian anticipation to the pulp serials of the 1920s and 1930s. It is also the only science fiction work that sought to dramatize the "Transatlantic Peril", positing a fundamental difference of culture and attitude between the United States and Europe. Despite some of its outlandishness, hindsight has lent the world imagined by Gustave Guitton and Gustave Le Rouge (The Vampires of Mars) a certain prophetic quality.