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When war breaks out in Europe — modern, aerial war whose tactics include displacing entire populations — British civilization collapses overnight. The ironically named Theodore Savage, an educated and idle civil servant, must learn to survive by his wits in a new Britain… one where science and technology swiftly come to be regarded with superstitious awe and terror.

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Paperback, 192 pages
Published October 22nd 2013 by HiLoBooks (first published 1922)
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Oct 03, 2014 Fred rated it it was amazing
Wow. Cheesy edition but an important rediscovery in early-twentieth century war fiction. Its dystopian speculative fiction if you want to place it in a genre but it is based on Hamilton's experiences as an actress with the YMCA performing near the front lines of WWI. An indictment of modernity, of "savage"-ery, and of apathy. Considering everything happening in the world today, it's themes and condemnation remain as important today as they were in 1922. More people need to read and talk about ...more
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A short engaging read from the newly minted "Radium Age" of science fiction, Theodore Savage is packed with ideas and visibly wears its scars from the recently completed Great War. As a future post-apocalypse imagined in the 1920s, The book is both a mirror and a window - reflecting the author's disgust with the recently introduced technological horrors of WWI and offering a glimpse into their devastating use against civilian populations in future conflicts. In a future world war, weapons of ...more
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Cicely Mary Hamilton (born Hammill), was an English author and co-founder of the Women Writers' Suffrage League.

She is best remembered for her plays which often included feminist themes. Hamilton's World War I novel "William - An Englishman" was reprinted by Persephone Books in 1999.

She was a friend of EM Delafield and was portrayed as Emma Hay in "A Provincial Lady Goes Further."
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