The Coming Race (1871 novel)
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Title page of the 1871 ed.
|Publisher||Wm. Blackwood and Sons|
|Location||Edinburgh & London|
The Coming Race (also republished as The Coming Race, or the New Utopia and Vril, the Power of the Coming Race) is an 1871 English-language novel by Edward Bulwer-Lytton, originally published anonymously by Blackwood and Sons (in Edinburgh and London). The story relates the explorations of an unnamed narrator in the subterranean world of the Vril-ya, a race of technologically-advanced telepaths descended from an antediluvian civilisation known as the Ana, and introduces the concept of vril as an all-permeating electrical fluid harnessed by the Vril-ya peoples.
- The Coming Race, Edinburgh and London: William Blackwood and Sons, 1871
- The Coming Race, or The New Utopia, New York: Francis B. Felt & Co., 1871
- The Coming Race, or The New Utopia, Toronto: Copp, Clark & Co., 1871
- Buwler Lytton (1873), The Coming Race, New York: H. L. Hinton
- Right Hon. Lord Lytton (1875), The Coming Race, London: George Routledge & Sons
- Edward, Lord Lytton (1886), The Coming Race, London: George Routledge & Sons