Wesleyan UP's "Early Classics of Science Fiction"
Donnelly. Caesar's Column (1890). Ed. Nicholas Ruddick. Middletown,
CT: Wesleyan UP, 2003.
This new edition
moves this novel from the periphery towards the center of the discourse
concerning the evolution of science fiction literature in the 19th century.
Professor Ruddicks scholarly apparatus is thorough, admirable,
Caesars Column has a compelling, horrifying fascination, and this new edition will be widely welcomed by utopian and science-fiction scholars. The novels apocalyptic climax has a disturbing contemporary resonance.--- Patrick Parrinder, Professor of English, University of Reading