Metropolis Author:Thea Von Harbou Metropolis. Introduction copyright 1963 by Ace Books, Inc. — This Ace Edition follows the text of the first English edition, originally published in 1927. — From the inside page: The world of 2026 AD. Metropolis is a classic science fiction which created impact on the literary world which reverbrates to this day. Its dramatic presentation of th... more »e city-world of the next century stirred the minds of readers with an unforgettable vision of metropolis grown to Gargantuan proportions, of humanity fighting to keep its soul against the monster world of machinery, robots, and complexity that had been spawned in our own century. The book inspired a movie which is possibly the best science fiction movie ever made.
Now Ace books brings this classic back to print with a special introduction by Forrest J Ackerman, who as editor of SPACEMEN Magazine, made its revival one of the primary objectives of his science fiction fan career.
From the back cover: The remarkable novel which was the basis of the world's greatest science-fiction movie, has long been a rare but ardently sought after collector's item.
An unforgettable vision of a 21st century city, the awe-inspiring super-city of the future, METROPOLIS has been compared to such classics as H.G. Wells' The Time Machine, Samuel Butler's Erewhon, and Karel Capek's R.U.R. In a special introduction to this edition, Forrest J. Ackerman, editor of Spacemen Magazine and world's foremost science-fiction collector says:
"The language of the novel is sometimes as thesauric as Shiel, as kaleidoscopic as Merrit, as bone-spare as Ray Bradbury, as poetic as Poe, as macabre as Machen...You will have an experience in reading that will last you all the rest of your life."« less