The Lost Continent

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Edgar Rice Burroughs: The Lost Continent (Paperback, 2007, Waking Lion Press)

Paperback, 104 pages

English language

Published Feb. 5, 2007 by Waking Lion Press.

ISBN:
978-1-60096-150-2
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The year is 2137, over 160 years ago the "Great War" was fought in Europe. The Western Hemisphere stayed out of the conflict, as much as possible, using the slogan: "The East for the East ... The West for the West." For all this time the USA did not go past 30 degrees or 175 degrees latitude. Until.... The aero-submarine, "Coldwater" in command of Lieutenant Jefferson Turck is blown past the 30 in a raging storm. Damaged, the ship landed in Europe only to find that it was not the enemy that was expected but something entirely different. Originally published in 1915 as "Beyond 30".

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A fascistic aristocrat experiences doubts about militarism while on an adventure through barbarian Europe and... just sticks with it. The narrative seems to do the same: war destroyed European civilization, better fix it with more war.

Burroughs manages to still be misogynistic despite a heroic woman counterpart (she's not like those modern women!) and be racist despite the barbarians being white and Europe being occupied by powerful post-Ethiopian and post-Chinese empires. Honestly so much could be written about race in this text, although I don't think the text is worth writing much about!

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  • Edgar Rice Burroughs
  • Fiction / Adventure