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The Black Mirror and Other Stories : An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany and Austria - Franz Rottensteiner

The Black Mirror and Other Stories

An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany and Austria

By: Franz Rottensteiner (Editor), Mike Mitchell (Transcribed by)

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This entertaining anthology delivers great reading and an overview of German-language science fiction, including works by the "German father of science fiction" Kurd Lasswitz, the Austrian writer Ludwig Hevesi (author of "Jules Verne in Hell"), the fantasist Paul Scheerbart (a scurrilous, idiosyncratic writer who was an outsider in both literature and science fiction), popular writers Otto Willi Gail and Hans Dominik, as well as the contemporary luminaries of the genre: Wolfgang Jeschke, Herbert W. Franke, Andreas Eschbach, and Carl Amery. The introduction by the editor gives a succinct history of German language science fiction, including its representation in Hugo Gernsback's popular magazines. With select bibliographies of German language science fiction and writings on German science fiction, this book will be appreciated by scholars and general readers alike.

"Mike Mitchell's versatile and even brilliant translations do a wonderful job of giving us the flavor of early science fiction as well as the sophistication and style of the later stories." - Gary Wolfe, author of The Known and the Unknown"

A Short History of Science Fiction in German
The Pioneers: Science Fiction before World War Ip. 1
To the Absolute Zero of Existencep. 5
Apoikisp. 39
Jules Verne in Hellp. 50
The Martian Spyp. 61
Malvu the Helmsmanp. 70
Between the World Warsp. 77
The Missing Clock Handsp. 81
Is the Earth Inhabited?p. 93
A Free Flight in 2222p. 97
German Science Fiction Comes into Its Own after World War IIp. 119
Thought Controlp. 123
Welcome Homep. 125
Meteoritesp. 127
Say It with Flowersp. 132
Just One Summerp. 135
The Age of the Burning Mountainsp. 157
Science Fiction from the German Democratic Republicp. 173
A Visit to Parsimoniap. 177
The Black Mirrorp. 186
The Eye That Never Weepsp. 195
The Current Generation: From the 1990s to the Presentp. 211
A Letter from the Other Sidep. 214
Partners for Lifep. 226
Astrosapiensp. 234
Project 38 or The Game of Small Causesp. 257
Planck Timep. 276
Hitler on the Campaign Trail in Americap. 305
Habemus Papamp. 323
Mother's Flowersp. 337
Editor's Notesp. 343
Selected Bibliographyp. 357
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ISBN: 9780819568304
ISBN-10: 0819568309
Series: The Wesleyan Early Classics of Science Fiction
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 1st December 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 0.7