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y Out of the Silence : A Romance single work   novel   science fiction   romance  
Issue Details: First known date: 1919 1919
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'When two amateur archaeologists in Australia uncover a hidden high-tech tomb they inadvertently awaken a millennia-old superhuman. Does the beautiful Earani mean to save humanity or destroy it?

'A country farmer uncovers remnants of an advanced civilization that contain a woman, asleep in suspended animation for two thousand years. Upon awakening the woman Earani teleports herself into the office of the Australian Prime Minister and reveals her plans to take over the world – through mind control.

'An advanced civilization from the impossibly distant past is about to be resurrected in rural Australia. What dark secrets does it hold? Is it possible for a man to deny the requests of the world's most beautiful and intelligent woman? To fight a relentless and appealing logic no matter how horrific the consequences?

'It's rare that a novel captures a country's soul. How is it possible that a novel written almost a hundred years ago can speak to us so deeply of things that disturb and torment Australians even today? Out of the Silence is the most perplexing of novels, where during the course of the story your expectations and assumptions are turned 180 degrees.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

Adaptations

y Out of the Silence Erle Cox , R. Ernest Hicks (illustrator), 1934 7497466 1934 single work graphic novel science fiction

Erle Cox's science-fiction novel adapted (apparently by Cox himself) as a comic strip, which ran simultaneously in at least three major Australian newspapers.

The strip appeared in the same form each week: three to four (most usually four) panels of black-and-white line drawings, each with their own small block of text beneath.

y Out of the Silence Erle Cox , Sydney : 2CH , 1940 Z1732446 1940 series - publisher radio play science fiction

Adapted from Erle Cox's lost civilisation novel of the same name.

Notes

  • Dedication: To My Wife
  • Russian translation 'çErminiia' published in Poslednii a novosti (4 April 1929 - 15 May 1929). National Library of Australia holds a photocopy (42 leaves; unsighted).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 1919
Serialised by: The Argus 1848-1957 newspaper (379 issues)
Notes:
First published in serialised format in The Argus, 19 April - 25 October 1919. The Prologue was not included in the serialisation of the work. The University of Western Australia holds a bound copy of the serialised novel.
Link: First instalment Sighted: 22/09/2016
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
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      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      John Hamilton , 1927 .
      Extent: 319, 32p.p.
      Edition info: A Sundial Edition
      Note/s:
      • Last 32 p. of publisher's advertisement
    • New York (City), New York (State),
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      United States of America (USA),
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      Americas,
      :
      Rae D. Henkle , 1928 .
      Extent: 310p.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Robertson and Mullens , 1932 .
      Extent: 320p.
      Edition info: 4th ed.
      Note/s:
      • Contains 'Author's Note to the Fourth Edition', Melbourne, June 1932.
    • Mount Waverley, Ashwood - Mulgrave area, Melbourne South East, Melbourne, Victoria,: Chimaera Publications , 2010 .
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      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: iv, 278 p.p.
      Note/s:
      • Introduction by Van Ikin.
      ISBN: 9780975214381 (pbk.)
      Series: y Classic Australian SF Z1755255 series - publisher novel science fiction In these novels of speculative fiction, with new introductions from some of Australia's most notable writers and critics, Chimaera Publications has unearthed and reanimated a series of forgotten classics. Ranging from the 1880s to the 1930s, this selection shows the vital contribution that speculative fiction plays in Australia's literary history - an influence that continues until the present day. (Publisher blurb) Number in series: 6

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The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
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'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
Out of the Silence : The Book Graham Stone , 2001 single work essay review bibliography
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Out of the Silence : Translated and Adapted Erle Cox , 2001 single work review bibliography biography
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 56-59)
Australian Science Fiction (Part II) Graham Stone , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries , June vol. 26 no. 2 2001; (p. 39-57)
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Out of the Silence Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 47-49)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
Fillyloo : Looking Backward Graham Stone , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: Sirius , March no. 8 1995; (p. 24-29)
'Out of the Silence' Everett Franklin Bleiler , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Science-Fiction : The Early Years 1990; (p. 164-167)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
The Foreigner's Guide to Australian SF Van Ikin , 1985 single work column
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 7 no. 1 (Issue 19) 1985; (p. 23-25)
Out of the Silence : Fine Australian Novels Make a Comeback Robert Darby , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Independent Australian , vol. 4 no. 3 1981; (p. 48-51)
The Novel : Novels of Purpose H. M. Green , 1961 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Australian Literature, Pure and Applied : A Critical Review of All Forms of Literature Produced in Australia from the First Books Published After the Arrival of the First Fleet Until 1950, with Short Accounts of Later Publications Up to 1960 1961; (p. 1122-1152)
Romance of a Best Seller Victor Kennedy , Erle Cox , 1932 single work column
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 15 July vol. 2 no. 3 1932; (p. 16)
Kennedy introduces an article in which Cox describes writing Out of the Silence.
Out of the Silence 1932 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 6 May vol. 2 no. 1 1932; (p. 17)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
Out of the Silence 1932 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 25 August 1932; (p. 44)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
Untitled 1932 single work review
— Appears in: The Mirror , 26 July 1932;

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
What Ten Books Would You Take? Rose Nuttall , 1929 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 20 May vol. 1 no. 6 1929; (p. 187)
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Australian Novel Popular In America 1929 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 18 April vol. 1 no. 5 1929; (p. 158)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
New Leaves for the New Year 1926 single work review
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— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
Australian Novel Popular In America 1929 single work review
— Appears in: All About Books , 18 April vol. 1 no. 5 1929; (p. 158)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
New Leaves for the New Year 1926 single work review
— Appears in: The Home , 1 January vol. 7 no. 1 1926; (p. 3)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
Out of the Silence 1932 single work review
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 6 May vol. 2 no. 1 1932; (p. 17)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
Out of the Silence Graham Stone , 2001 single work review
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 47-49)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
Out of the Silence 1932 single work review
— Appears in: The Queenslander , 25 August 1932; (p. 44)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
'Out of the Silence' Everett Franklin Bleiler , 1990 single work review
— Appears in: Science-Fiction : The Early Years 1990; (p. 164-167)

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
Untitled 1932 single work review
— Appears in: The Mirror , 26 July 1932;

— Review of Out of the Silence : A Romance Erle Cox 1919 single work novel
What Ten Books Would You Take? Rose Nuttall , 1929 single work criticism
— Appears in: All About Books , 20 May vol. 1 no. 6 1929; (p. 187)
Reviewer Nuttall lists ten books she would take to an isolated island of which three are by Australian authors.
The Novel : Novels of Purpose H. M. Green , 1961 single work criticism
— Appears in: A History of Australian Literature, Pure and Applied : A Critical Review of All Forms of Literature Produced in Australia from the First Books Published After the Arrival of the First Fleet Until 1950, with Short Accounts of Later Publications Up to 1960 1961; (p. 1122-1152)
Romance of a Best Seller Victor Kennedy , Erle Cox , 1932 single work column
— Appears in: Northern Affairs , 15 July vol. 2 no. 3 1932; (p. 16)
Kennedy introduces an article in which Cox describes writing Out of the Silence.
Out of the Silence : The Book Graham Stone , 2001 single work essay review bibliography
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 50-55)
Out of the Silence : Translated and Adapted Erle Cox , 2001 single work review bibliography biography
— Appears in: Notes on Australian Science Fiction 2001; (p. 56-59)
Fillyloo : Looking Backward Graham Stone , 1995 single work column
— Appears in: Sirius , March no. 8 1995; (p. 24-29)
The Fiction of the Future : Australian Science Fiction Russell Blackford , 2012 single work criticism
— Appears in: Sold by the Millions : Australia's Bestsellers 2012; (p. 128-140)
'According to Russell Blackford 'commercial science fiction is the most international of literary forms.' He observes that 'Australian SF continues to flourish, even if it trails heroic fantasy in mass-market appeal.' Australian SF writers although published internationally, with a dedicated fan followings in USA, UK and Europe, were overlooked for a very long time by Australian multinational publishers. The international editions had to be imported and were then distributed in Australia (Congreve and Marquardt 8). Blackford in his chapter throws light on the history of Australian SF and observes how Australian SF writers, with their concern for the future, achieved a powerful synthesis in form and content. The progress of Australian SF, maturity of style in the work of younger writers, and massive worldwide sales make Blackford optimistic as he asserts that 'the best Australian writers in the genre will be prominent players on the world stage.' (Editor's foreword xii-xiii)
Australian Science Fiction (Part II) Graham Stone , 2001 single work criticism
— Appears in: Biblionews and Australian Notes & Queries , June vol. 26 no. 2 2001; (p. 39-57)
An overview of science fiction writing and publishing in Australia pre-1940.
Out of the Silence : Fine Australian Novels Make a Comeback Robert Darby , 1981 single work criticism
— Appears in: Independent Australian , vol. 4 no. 3 1981; (p. 48-51)
The Foreigner's Guide to Australian SF Van Ikin , 1985 single work column
— Appears in: Science Fiction : A Review of Speculative Literature , vol. 7 no. 1 (Issue 19) 1985; (p. 23-25)
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