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Email required Address never made public. Essentially, it’s “The Force,” but in liquid form.

The civilisation is somewhat different to the human world above with lytron equal to men, so much so it is they who do the romantic chasing and lhtton are the physically stronger sex, something which intrigues, mystifies and attracts the narrator. Large portions were rather boring, describing the society of the Vril-ya, which I wasn’t impressed with on any applicable level.

You see, the female Aun the Gy are the physically superior sex in this, the coming race. I should note that, so far, bulwed weak force has been shown to be related to the electromagnetic force, resulting in electroweak theory.

I would recommend this book to those Steampunk aficionados of my acquaintance who wish to emulate the overblown prose of the age of steam.

Edward Bulwer-Lytton – Vril (The Power of the Coming Race)

It is this fluid that the Vril-ya employed to communicate with the narrator. I have lyttob several other books in the same genre, this was for the most part not a great example of the genre.

They seemed to have very low testosterone, both in their appearance and behavior.

The Vril information takes up about a tenth of the volume, the remainder of which details other esoteric speculations, but the authors fail to clearly explain whether this section is fact or fiction.

It ltton revealed that Butler was the writer in the 25 May issue of the Athenaeum ; as Butler was unknown at the time, sales dropped by 90 percent. Ok, so the Vril isn’t actually magic. At one point they find the entrance into another world and they venture in. Fun and imaginative, though the third act does drag.


The Coming Race

By using this site, you agree to the Terms bulser Use and Privacy Policy. Just a moment while buler sign you in to your Goodreads account. What a disappointment it was! Curiously, this flood is suggested to predate the biblical flood: It is hollow, and has in the handle several stops, keys or springs by which its force can be altered, modified, or directed — so that by one process it destroys, by another it heals — by one it can rend the rock, by another disperse the vapour — by one it effects bodies, by another it can exercise a certain influence over minds.

Bulwer-Lytton was probably intrigued by the idea of hollow earth and some other ideas which would end up being connected to Ariosophy and are related to bulwfr but that hardly justifies believing the story is a true a I read this book because of its connections with Esoteric Hitlerism, Ariosophy and Theosophy vril, hollow earth and such.

Cool scientific concepts, but ultimately a boring book. But these Children of the Corn are apparently able to set all that killing aside when they get older. Bulwer-Lytton was probably intrigued by the idea of hollow earth and some other ideas which would end up being connected to Ariosophy and are related to truths but that hardly justifies believing the story is a true account. As these effects became familiarly known and skillfully administered, war between the vril-discoverers ceased, for they brought the art of destruction to such perfection as to annul all superiority in numbers, discipline, or military skill.

Jul 13, Bill Wallace rated it liked it. In many ways, this is a book before its time: Butler, in a later version’s forward, assures the reader that his book was written without any knowledge of the other.

I bought it out of curiosity because Bovril is named after it!

Still Lyytton wouldn’t mind a Vril-stick. The narrator who comes to be known as Tish enters the care of the society of Vril-ya, and much of the remainder of the book comsists of his descriptions of the people and their history, society and technology.

In commencement of this recapitulation, it must be documented by he who is myself that the creator of this compendium takes no thrift in the utilization of glosses, and is in fact quite bombastic in literary usage. Bahn writes in his essay, “Das Geheimnis der Vril-Energie” “The Secret of Vril Energy”ltyton of his discovery of an obscure esoteric group calling itself the “Reichsarbeitsgemeinschaft”, which revealed itself in a rare publication Vril.


November – The Coming Race. Not in this place. Especially, when you take the when the book was written into consideration, I can see why it was so popular. In fact, the style is distressingly similar, and I emphasize “distressing. His horror story The Haunters and the Haunted is rightly regarded by connoisseurs of 19th century horror as a classic.

Lytton initially attempts to make a case that bland “equality” is the preferred society we have to assume he believes this, because this is the book; there is no story per sealthough in his own descriptions, the vril absolutely do not walk the walk. Vril can be harnessed by use of the Vril staff or mental concentration. Class hatred is equally unknown. Both its useful life-giving properties and its buleer destructive potential.

Nobody was jealous of another’s success, that exceeded theirs. Arts are nonexistent and cold scientific utility rules all.

The Coming Race by Edward Bulwer-Lytton

That, or remained celibate for life. It was quite the advanced civilization, although they had no idea that an upper world was just a hop, skip and a jump above them. Return to Book Page. And once the dominant woman is married, she pretty much gives up her life for his. Some readers have believed the account of a superior subterranean master race and the energy-form called “Vril”, at least in part; some theosophistsnotably Helena Blavatsky vri, William Scott-Elliotand Rudolf Steineraccepted the book as based on occult truth, in part.

Like most of the literature in lgtton era, it tells the story in a flowing, eloquent way that is a pleasure to read in and of itself.