The Sunken World

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The Sunken World
Sunken world.jpg
Dust-jacket from the first edition
Author Stanton A. Coblentz
Cover artist Roy Hunt
Country United States
Language English
Genre Science fiction novel
Publisher Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date
Pages 184

The Sunken World is a science fiction novel by American writer Stanton A. Coblentz. It was first published in book form in 1948 by Fantasy Publishing Company, Inc. in an edition of 1,000 copies. The novel originally appeared in the Summer 1928 issue of the magazine Amazing Stories Quarterly. It was Coblentz's first published science fiction novel.

Plot introduction[edit]

The novel concerns Anton Harkness, the commander of an American submarine in World War I which is caught in a whirlpool which drags it to the bottom of the sea where it collides with a glass dome. The crew are rescued by the Atlanteans who live beneath the dome. Harkness falls in love with an Atlantean girl with whom he escapes after the Atlantean dome is destroyed.

Publication history[edit]

The Sunken World was originally published in the Summer 1928 issue of Amazing Stories Quarterly


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