[1] During the period it is estimated over 400 invasion works were published. Nearly a century before the invasion literature genre became a true popular phenomenon after the publication of The Battle of Dorking in 1871, a mini-boom of invasion stories appeared soon after the French developed the hot-air balloon. In You Only Live Twice (1967), the PRC disrupts the geopolitical balance between the US and the Soviets, by the kidnap of their respective spacecraft in outer space, to provoke a nuclear war, which would allow Chinese global supremacy. What is the hink-pink for blue green moray? What is the time signature of the song Atin Cu Pung Singsing? Colonial Hong Kong's earliest work of invasion literature is believed to have been the 1897 The Back Door. When the actual war with Russia broke out, Oshikawa covered it as a journalist while also continuing to publish further volumes of fiction depicting Japanese imperial exploits set in the Pacific and Indian Ocean – which also proved an enormous success with the Japanese public. Claims about the scale of German invasion preparations grew increasingly ambitious. Invasion literature is still popular because. This is a question I try to answer in my book Reading Dante [Liveright, $28.95]. The invasion novel first was recognized as a literary genre in the UK, with the novella The Battle of Dorking: Reminiscences of a Volunteer (1871), an account of a German invasion of England, which, in the Western world, aroused the national imaginations and anxieties about hypothetical invasions by foreign powers; by 1914 the genre of invasion literature comprised more than 400 novels and stories. The foremost reason being that the themes of the classics are still easy to relate to today. Calls for government action grew ever more intense, and in 1909 it was given as the reason for the secret foundation of the Secret Service Bureau, the forerunner of MI5 and MI6. Reading novels, which requires deep thought and introspection, is also an excellent way to improve attention span. It is believed[by whom?] Subsequent research has since shown that no significant German espionage network existed in Britain at this time. In the 1960s, the invasion literature enemy changed from the political threat of Communist infiltration and indoctrination from and conquest by the Soviets, to the 19th-century Yellow Peril of "Red China" (the People's Republic of China) who threaten the economy, the political stability, and the physical integrity of the US, and thus of the Western world. P. G. Wodehouse parodied the genre in The Swoop!, in which England is simultaneously invaded by nine different armies, including Switzerland and Germany.