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Author Topic: Anno Domini 2000 - or - a Woman's Destiny. Steampunk Utopian Novel from 1889  (Read 640 times)
Hurricane Annie
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« on: April 02, 2015, 02:19:32 am »

 I have found a rather intriguing snippet   in a book on Jewish / New Zealand history [ Ngati Hebrews]  that mentions a  novel written by a former  Prime Minister Julius Vogel while he was recuperating from an illness in 1888 and confined to a wheelchair.   It was influenced by Jules Verne writings. It has a distinctly  Steampunk Utopian flavour. It is  available in reprints.

 "It anticipated a utopian world where women held many positions of authority, and in fact New Zealand became the first country to give women the vote, and from 1998 to 2008 continuously had a female Prime Minister, while for a short period (2005–2006) all five highest government positions (Queen, Governor-General, Prime Minister, Speaker of the House and Chief Justice) were simultaneously held by women. "

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anno_Domini_2000,_or,_Woman%27s_Destiny

http://www.nzhistory.net.nz/media/photo/anno-domini-2000

http://exislepublishing.co.nz/Anno_Domini_2000.html

                                            
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« Reply #1 on: April 02, 2015, 06:02:32 am »

Sadly, Gutenberg, Manybooks, and Mobileread all came up goose-egg on this. Disraeli penned a few books himself. I'll keep an eye open for it...
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2015, 08:35:38 pm »

Sadly, Gutenberg, Manybooks, and Mobileread all came up goose-egg on this. Disraeli penned a few books himself. I'll keep an eye open for it...

 What subject matter did Disraeli put to pen?  both Prime Ministers / authors where of Semitic descent. I wonder if this influenced their work and subject matter.

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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2015, 10:17:38 pm »

Available in paperback or kindle.
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« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2015, 01:25:13 am »



 Out of curiosity , I have ordered it from my local library

 Don't blame me if it is a difficult read. It could swing heavily one way or the other.
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« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2015, 08:05:23 pm »

Disraeli penned (among others, this is what I've found from Gutenberg, etc.)

Alroy, or the Prince of the Captivity
Endymion - (not the Sci-Fi series)
Lothair
Sybil
The Rise of Iskander

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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2015, 10:03:01 pm »

Thank you for that list. I shall look out for them.
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2015, 10:06:26 pm »

Has anybody out there read the Disraeli novels ? He has approx 30 books listed, fiction and non fiction.
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« Reply #8 on: April 05, 2015, 10:39:03 pm »

Anno Domini 2000 is available at the Internet Archive

https://archive.org/details/annodomini2000or00voge

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« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2015, 05:05:50 am »

I also discovered this one recently.  It's certainly regarded as New Zealand's first work of science fiction and does indeed have steampunk elements.  The principal mode of travel between countries is by airship (but they're called something else - I wish I could remember where I left my memory).

I enjoyed it.  It's not a heavy read by any means.  The OCR job to get it into e-reader format isn't perfect , but they seldom are.

In honour of Sir Julius, New Zealand's awards for SF/fantasy/horror works (the 2015 awards were announced this Easter weekend) are named for him.
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« Reply #10 on: April 06, 2015, 06:25:29 am »

Thx! And all this time I was only using the Wayback Machine...Wink Downloaded and on the list... appreciate it
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