The Black Mirror and Other Stories: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany and Austria
Translated by Mike Mitchell;
Edited by Franz Rottensteiner
Wesleyan Paperback ISBN/ITEM#: 9780819568311
Date: 31 December 2008 List Price $27.95 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Product Description: 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.