Author:Matthew Phipps Shiel

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Matthew Phipps Shiel

British author; born in the West Indies; did most of his writing in Britain; an early science fiction author

Matthew Phipps Shiel




  • The Rajah's Sapphire (1896), with uncredited W. T. Stead
  • An American Emperor: The Story of the Fourth Estate of France (1897), uncredited, with Louis Tracy
  • The Yellow Danger (1898); full title The Yellow Danger; Or, what Might Happen in the Division of the Chinese Empire Should Estrange All European Countries, serialised 1898 as The Empress of the Earth: The Tale of the Yellow War; issued in the U.S. 1898 as China in Arms, 1899 revised as The Yellow Danger: The Story of the World's Greatest War
  • Contraband of War (1899)
  • Cold Steel (1899, revised 1929)
  • The Man-Stealers (1900)
  • The Lord of the Sea (1901, revised 1924), plotted as Notebook II
  • The Purple Cloud (1901, revised 1929), serialised 1901 as Notebook III
  • The Weird o' It (1902), serialised 1902 as In Love's Whirlpool
  • Unto the Third Generation (1903)
  • The Evil That Men Do (1904)
  • The Lost Viol (1905)
  • The Yellow Wave (1905) – non-fantastic, based on the contemporary Russo-Japanese War
  • The Last Miracle (1906, revised 1929), plotted by 1898 as Notebook I
  • The White Wedding (1908)
  • The Isle of Lies (1909)
  • This Knot of Life (1909)
  • The Dragon (1913), serialised 1913 as To Arms!, revised as The Yellow Peril (1929)
  • Children of the Wind (1923)
  • How the Old Woman Got Home (1927)
  • Dr. Krasinski's Secret (1929)
  • The Black Box (1930)
  • Say Au R'Voir But Not Goodbye (1933)
  • This Above All (1933), reissued as Above All Else (1943)
  • The Young Men Are Coming! (1937)
  • The New King (1981), alternately entitled The Splendid Devil, written c. 1934–45

Short stories


Works about Shiel



Some or all works by this author are in the public domain in the United States because they were published before January 1, 1929.

This author died in 1947, so works by this author are in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 76 years or less. These works may be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.


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