The Road To Science Fiction - Volume 5: The British Way

Volume 5: The British Way

(White Wolf, March 1998)

Influential British SF published prior to 1986


  • excerpt from The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer by Lieutenant-Colonel Sir George Tomkyns Chesney
  • excerpt from Flatland by Edwin A. Abbott
  • excerpt from After London; or, Wild England by Richard Jefferies
  • "The Doom of London" by Robert Barr
  • "A Corner in Lightning" by George Griffith
  • "The Country of the Blind", by H. G. Wells
  • "As Easy as A.B.C." by Rudyard Kipling
  • "A Negligible Experiment", by John D. Beresford
  • "The Horror of the Heights", by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "The Rat", by S. Fowler Wright
  • excerpt from Star Maker, by Olaf Stapledon
  • "The Great Fog", by H. F. Heard
  • "Hobbyist", by Eric Frank Russell
  • "Dreams Are Sacred", by Peter Phillips
  • "Made in U.S.A." by J. T. McIntosh
  • "The Star", by Arthur C. Clarke
  • "The Emptiness of Space", by John Wyndham
  • "The Voices of Time", by J. G. Ballard
  • "The Drowned Giant", by J. G. Ballard
  • "The Totally Rich", by John Brunner
  • "Mouth of Hell", by David I. Masson
  • "The Discontinuous" by D. G. Compton
  • "It's Smart to Have an English Address" by D. G. Compton
  • "The Muse", by Anthony Burgess
  • "The Nature of the Catastrophe", by Michael Moorcock
  • "The Power of Time", by Josephine Saxton
  • "Mason's Life", by Kingsley Amis
  • "Settling the World", by M. John Harrison
  • "Working in the Spaceship Yards" by Brian W. Aldiss
  • "Appearance of Life", by Brian W. Aldiss
  • "An Infinite Summer", by Christopher Priest
  • "Custom Fitting", by James White
  • "Written in Water", by Tanith Lee
  • "The Great Atlantic Swimming Race", by Ian Watson
  • "And He Not Busy Being Born", by Brian M. Stableford

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