‘not begotten, not born of a woman, but Exploded’
Outstanding copy of the prescient, alarming novel of Nazism triumphant, written by Katharine Burdekin and published as by Murray Constantine. The pseudonym was not unlocked until the mid-1980s, long after Burdekin’s death, when Daphne Patai wrote the introduction for the Feminist Press reprint.
This feminist novel is remarkable for its extrapolation of the cult of Hitler, the grim portrait of the degradation of women, and its recognition of the homoeroticism latent in the Nazi idealization of male power. Swastika Night is also a prime example of science fiction as understanding the present: its author observed what Hitler advocated, and wrote this novel in 1936 (it was published in June 1937). The novel remains so powerful because Burdekin holds up a mirror for us to look into.
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