World War One in Fantastic Fiction

Below is a list of some fantastic fiction related to World War One.

Linked stories are discussed on the Home Page, and each story there classified by four characteristics and tagged accordingly:thH3L8ZSVX

  • Living Memory: The author born on or before June 28, 1914 — the day Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated. Tagged WW1 Living Memory.
  • On-Stage War: Some part of the story, including flashbacks, takes place during World War One (June 28, 1914 — November 11, 1918). Tagged WW1 On-Stage.
  • Belligerent Area: A character sees combat directly, not necessarily as a member of the military, or spends time as a prisoner-of-war, internee, or citizen of an occupied country. Tagged WW1 Belligerent Area.
  • Home Front: Part of the story is set during World War One but not in a Belligerent Area. Tagged WW1 Home Front.
  • Veteran: The author spent time in a Belligerent Area. Tagged WW1 Veteran.th22TC026I


The Alleyman, Pat Kelleher, 2012.


“Baron Munchhausen’s New Scientific Adventures”, Hugo Gernsback, 1915.

Beyond Thirty aka The Lost Continent, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1916.

The Big Time, Fritz Leiber, 1958.

The Bowmen“, Arthur Machen, 1914.


The Chameleon“, Frois Froisland, translated by Nils Flaten, 1930.

“Cool Air”, H. P. Lovecraft, 1926.

The Cross of Carl: An Allegory, Walter Owen, 1931.

The Crevasse“, Dale Bailey & Nathan Ballingrud, 2009.


Dagon“, H. P. Lovecraft, 1923.

The Dark Star, Robert W. Chambers, 1917.

“The Dazzling Light”, Arthur Machen, 1915.

The Deaths of Jeremiah Colverson“, George Wilhite, 2015.

The De Gamelyn Traditions“,  R. Thurston Hopkins, 1916.

The Devil Genghis, Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson, 1938.


The Elder Ice, David Hambling, 2014.

An Emperor in the Dock, Willem De Veer, 1915.

“To Your Health, Civilization” September 20, 1914

Far Below“, Robert Barbour Johnson, 1939.

The Far Side of the Bell-Shaped Curve“, Robert Silverberg, 1982.

Flanders, Patricia Anthony, 1998.

The Foundation“, Andrew Leon Hudson, 2014.

“The Foxholes of Mars”, Fritz Leiber, 1952.


The Girl with the Flaxen Hair“, Igor Ljubuncic, 2014.

The Gladiator, Philip Wylie, 1930.

The Green Face, Gustav Meyrink, 1916.

“The Grave”, Orvil Emerson, 1923.


“Hawk Among the Sparrows”, Dean McLaughlin, 1968.


Ironclad Prophecy, Pat Kelleher, 2011.


Living Alone, Stella Benson, 1919.

The Lost Continent aka Beyond Thirty, Edgar Rice Burroughs, 1916.

“Lovedeath”, Dan Simmons, 1993.


Making the Stand for Old Glory, or Uncle Sam’s Boys in the Last Frantic Drive, H. Irving Hancock, 1916.

The Man with the X-ray Eyes“, Frois Froisland and translated by Nils Flaten, 1930.

The Master of the Microbe: A Fantastic Romance, Robert Service, 1926.

The Mills of God“, R. Thurston Hopkins, 1916.

“The Monstrance”, Arthur Machen, 1915.


“The Nightmare”, Francis Stevens, 1917.

No Man’s World: Black Hand Gang, Pat Kelleher, 2010.


Old Virginia“, Laird Barron, 2003.

Ombos“, R. Thurston Hopkins, 1916.

On the Cheap“, Dan Bieger, 2014.

One Man’s War“, G. L. Lathian, 2014.


The Polar Treasure, Lester Dent writing as Kenneth Robeson, 1933.


“The Rats in the Walls”, H. P. Lovecraft, 1923.

The Red Gods: A Romance, Jean d’Esme, 1923.

“Reflections in Black”, Carl Jacobi, 1933.


The Sargasso Ogre, Kenneth Robeson, 1933.

“The Soldiers’ Rest”, Arthur Machen, 1915.

“Sunfire”, Francis Stevens, 1926.


The Terror, Arthur Machen, 1917.

The Thing on the Doorstep“, H. P. Lovecraft, 1937.

“Three Lines of Old French”, A. Merritt, 1919

Through the Furnace“, R. Thurston Hopkins, 1916.

Tradition“, Elizabeth Moon, 1998.

Triplanetary, E. E. Smith, 1948.


The White Morning: A Novel of the Power of the German Women in Wartime, Gertrude Atherton, 1918.

With Her in Ourland: Sequel to Herland, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, 1916.

Wormhole“, Lee Swift, 2014.

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