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  • In 1898, scientific civilizations on Mars seemed like plausible science, though of course ideas get overtaken by events: We're now sure that there aren't any lost cities or dinosaur-enclaves in the jungle, but Rider Haggard and Arthur Conan Doyle in the Professor Challenger tales still had unexplored African and Amazonian hinterlands to play with.

    The Future of Science Fiction

  • They wrote to Doyle, and Rider Haggard, and William Morris, whose "The House of the Wolfings" gave a kind of model for Tolkien, asking for more information, personal or historical or archaeological.

    There and Back Again

  • In fairness to Chelmsford, the failure to laager was Colonel Durnford's; Rider Haggard, who knew Durnford well, advances an interesting theory on his tactics in The Tale of Isandhlwana, but agrees with Kruger that laagering would have saved the day. [p. 276] 2.


  • But long before Rider Haggard wrote his story, Captain Cremony (see Note 40) had described how a similar prediction was used to impose on the Apaches.


  • One strand in the evolution of her dystopic vision derives from her unfinished graduate thesis on the "English Metaphysical Romance", which somehow took in the work of George MacDonald through Rider Haggard, CS Lewis and JRR Tolkien.

    Margaret Atwood interview: 'Go three days without water and you don't have any human rights. Why? Because you're dead'

  • I'm not sure whether the right word for it is Ruritanian or Graustarkian, but anyway it has stuff in common with Conan Doyle and Rider Haggard and Sax Rohmer and Anthony Hope, bolted onto some worldbuilding that reminded me a little of Perdido Street Station.

    February 20th, 2008

  • On the big torn sofas where he peered into these treasures, there was likely to be an abandoned Kipling or Rider Haggard or Robert Louis Stevenson which his grandma would continue with at dusk.

    The Call of the Wild

  • He worked with many different races in his time, but like Rider Haggard, his favourite people were the Zulu.

    In the Frame

  • Forgive me, but I can't but think that Homer and Shakespeare were playing in a different league from Rafael Sabatini, Rider Haggard, and Captain S.P.

    Tour de Force

  • He worked with many different races in his time, but like Rider Haggard, his favourite people were the Zulu.

    In the Frame


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