The Iron Dream

The Iron Dream

Norman Spinrad’s 1972 alternate history, gives us both a metafictional what-if novel and a cutting satire of one of the 20th century’s most evil regimes . . .

In 1919, a young Austrian artist by the name of Adolf Hitler immigrated to the United States to become an illustrator for the pulp magazines and, eventually, a Hugo Award-winning SF author.

This volume contains his greatest work, Lord of the Swastika: an epic post-apocalyptic tale of genetic ‘trueman’ Feric Jagger and his quest to purify the bloodline of humanity by ruthlessly slaughtering races of the genetically impure – a quest Norman Spinrad expertly skewers through ironic imagery and over-the-top rhetoric.

Spinrad hoped to expose some unpalatable truths about much of SF and Fantasy literature and its uncomfortable relationship with fascist ideologies – an aim that was not always apparent to neo-fascist readers. In order to make his aims clear to the hard-of-understanding, Spinrad added an imaginary critical analysis by a fictional literary scholar, Homer Whipple, of New York University.
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items

On Sale: 30th June 2014

Price: £9.99

ISBN-13: 9780575117228