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The Black Mirror and Other Stories
An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany and Austria
Franz Rottensteiner, ed.; Mike Mitchell, trans.

Wesleyan University Press



Contents

Acknowledgments
• Introduction: A Short History of Science Fiction in German
THE PIONEERS: SCIENCE FICTION BEFORE WORLD WAR I
• Kurd Lasswitz, “To the Absolute Zero of Existence” (Germany, 1871)
• Kurd Lasswitz, “Apoikis” (Germany, 1882)
• Ludwig Hevesi, “Jules Verne in Hell” (Austria, 1906)
• Carl Grunert, “The Martian Spy” (Germany, 1908)
• Paul Scheerbart, “Malvu the Helmsman” (Germany, 1912)
• BETWEEN THE WORLD WARS
• Otto Willi Gail, “The Missing Clock Hands” (Germany, 1929)
• Egon Friedell, “Is the Earth Inhabited?” (Austria, 1931)
• Hans Dominik, “A Free Flight in 2222” (Germany, 1934)
• GERMAN SCIENCE FICTION COMES INTO ITS OWN AFTER WORLD WAR II
• Herbert W. Franke, “Thought Control” (Austria, 1961)
• Herbert W. Franke, “Welcome Home” (Austria, 1961)
• Herbert W. Franke, “Meteorites” (Austria, 1961)
• Ernst Vlcek, “Say It With Flowers“ (Austria, 1980)
• Carl Amery, “Just One Summer” (Germany, 1985)
• Horst Pukallus, “The Age of Burning Mountains” (Germany, 1989)
• SF FROM THE GERMAN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC
• Johanna and Günter Braun, “A Visit to Parsimonia. A Scientific Report” (1981)
• Erik Simon, “The Black Mirror” (1983)
• Angela and Karlheinz Steinmüller, “The Eye That Never Weeps” (1984)
• THE CURRENT GENERATION: FROM THE 1990S TO THE PRESENT
• Peter Schattschneider, “A Letter from the Other Side” (Austria, 1994)
• Wolfgang Jeschke, “Partners for Life” (Germany, 1996)
• Michael Marrak, “Astrosapiens” (Germany, 1998)
• Thorsten Küper, “Project 38 or the Game of Small Causes” (Germany, 2003)
• Michael K. Iwoleit, “Planck-Time” (Germany, 2004)
• Oliver Henkel, “Hitler on the Campaign-Trail in America” (Germany, 2004)
• Helmuth W. Mommers, “Habemus Papam” (Austria, 2005)
• Andreas Eschbach, “Mother’s Flowers“ (Germany, 2008)
• Editor’s Notes
• Selected Bibliography
• About the Author and Translator

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