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The Black Mirror and Other Stories

The Black Mirror and Other Stories: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany and Austria ( Early Classics of Science Fiction )

anthology

Edited by Franz Rottensteiner

Translated by Mike Mitchell

Published: Wesleyan University Press - hardback - 2008
ISBN:0819568309 / 9780819568304

Wesleyan University Press - paperback - 2009
ISBN: 0819568317 / 9780819568311


contents
Introduction ( A Short History of Science Fiction in German ) - essay by Franz Rottensteiner

The Pioneers: Science Fiction before World War I
To the Absolute Zero of Existence - short fiction by Kurd Lasswitz ( aka Bis zum Nullpunkt des Seins 1871 )
Apoikis - short fiction by Kurd Lasswitz ( aka Apoikis 1882 )
Jules Verne in Hell - short story by Ludwig Hevesi ( aka Jules Verne in der Hölle. Ein Brief des verstorbenen Schriftstellers an den Herausgaber 1906 )
The Martian Spy - short story by Carl Grunert ( aka Der Marsspion 1908 )
Malvu the Helmsman - short story by Paul Scheerbart ( aka Steuermann Malwu 1912 )

Between the World Wars
The Missing Clock Hands - short story by Otto Willi Gail ( aka Die verschwundenen Uhrzeiger 1929 )
Is the Earth Inhabited ? - short story by Egon Friedell ( aka Ist die Erde bewohnt ? 1931 )
A Free Flight in 2222 - short story by Hans Dominik ( aka Ein Freiflug im Jahre 2222 1934 )

German Science Fiction Comes into It’s Own after World War II
Thought Control - short story by Herbert W. Franke ( aka Gedankenkontrolle 1958 )
Welcome Home - short story by Herbert W. Franke ( aka Willkommen daheim 1960 )
Meteorites - short story by Herbert W. Franke ( aka Meteoriten 1960 )
Say It With Flowers - short story by Ernst Vlcek ( aka Ein Motor wie Maria 1980 )
Just One Summer - short story by Carl Amery ( aka Nur einen Sommer gönnt ihr Gewaltigen 1985 )
The Age of Burning Mountains - short story by Horst Pukallus ( aka Die Ära der brennenden Berge 1989 )

Science Fiction from the German Democratic Republic
A Visit to Parsimonia. A Scientific Report - short story by Johanna Braun and Gunter Braun ( aka Wissenschaftlicher Reisebericht. Zu Gast bei den Parsimonen 1981
The Black Mirror - short fiction by Erik Simon ( aka Der schwarze Spiegel 1983 )
The Eye That Never Weeps - short story by Angela Steinmüller and Karlheinz Steinmüller ( aka Das Auge, das niemals weint 1984 )

The Current Generation: From the 1990s to the Present
A Letter from the Other Side - short story by Peter Schattschneider ( aka Brief aus dem Jenseits 1995 )
Partners for Life - short fiction by Wolfgang Jeschke ( 1996 )
Astrosapiens - short story by Michael Marrak ( aka Astrosapiens 1998 )
Project 38 or the Game of Small Causes - short story by Thorsten Küper ( aka Projekt 38, oder Das Spiel der kleinen Ursachen 2003 )
Planck-Time - short story by Michael K. Iwoleit ( aka Planck-Zeit 2004 )
Hitler on the Campaign-Trail in America - short story by Oliver Henkel ( aka Adolf Hitler auf Wahlkampf in Amerika 2005 )
Habemus Papam - short story by Helmuth W. Mommers ( aka Habemus papam 2005 )
Mother’s Flowers - short fiction by Andreas Eschbach ( aka Mutters Blumen 1995 )

Editor’s Notes
Select Bibliography
About the Author and Translator


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