Julius Vogel, Anno Domini 2000; or, Woman's Destiny


A commemorative new edition for the year 2000.

Edited with an introduction by Roger Robinson

"The Utopian novel that got the future right."

"One of the key books of the women's movement."



In 1889, an ex-Prime Minister of New Zealand wrote an extraordinary prophetic novel. He imagined a future when women hold all senior political positions, travel is by air, and communication is by something very like email or texting ("the noiseless telegraph"). And that's not all. Social welfare, city architecture, global commerce, tourism, and medical science are all astonishingly as we now know them.

New Zealand's annual award for science fiction is called the Vogel. The novel's Bond-like action hero, revolutionary in 1889, can also be seen as a landmark in the representation of Jewishness.

It is a key text in the history of the women's movement. In Parliament, Vogel introduced the bill to make New Zealand the first nation to give women the vote. With a woman Prime Minister, the year 2000 seemed a good time to revive an important book that had not been republished since 1889.

The beautifully produced 2000 commemorative edition was published in New Zealand by Streamline Creative and in USA by University of Hawai'i Press.

Julius Vogel's Anno Domini 2000; or, Woman's Destiny is available, personally signed by the editor, for US$12/NZ15, plus US$5 S&H.

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