...I vaguely recall 'The Iron Dream' novel by Norman Spinrad. Teeming with monsters and written by Hitler! des
Panther, 1974. First Published 1972.
From Lord of the Swastika
A science fiction novel by Adolf Hitler
As Feric entered, he heard this functionary addressing the grim-faced Helder at the head of the line, a decent-looking specimen by superficial appearance.
'It is my duty to inform you that you have failed to entirely measure up to the standards of the pure human genotype. You have two options: exile from the Fatherland or sterilization. Which do you choose?'
The fellow hesitated a moment; Ferric spied tears in his eyes...
Tears of mingled joy and sadness came to Feric's eyes, for as reject-after-reject marched stoically through the right-hand door to be shorn of his generative powers, he knew that before his eyes was the ultimate proof of the justice of his cause and the triumph of the Swastika.
'To compare this novel with the works of JRR Tolkein, CS Lewis, GK Chesterton and Sir Oswald Mosley is not, I feel, saying too much... it is the very quintessence of sword and sorcery. It is bound to earn Hitler the credit he so richly deserves!' - Michael Moorcock
'Hitler's fierce belief in his parallel universe overpowers your sense of credibility... and transports you into the very heart of horror... this book should give him the kind of immortality he deserves!' - Philip Jose Farmer
'Disturbingly fascinating... the stunned reader can only gasp in wonder!' - Harlan Ellison
'If Wagner wrote science fiction, this is the way he would do it!' - Harry Harrison
Looking at this book, I cannot help but feel that, here in the Vault of Evil, it has finally arrived at its true home!
I thought the most interesting thing about The Iron Dream was what it implied about the way the world would be had Hitler emigrated to the USA and become a science fiction writer. I don't think that Spinrad was right on this point - but it was thought provoking.