Science Fiction Literature in East Germany

Title

Science Fiction Literature in East Germany

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Science Fiction Literature in East Germany

Description

East German science fiction enabled its authors to create a subversive space in another time and place. One of the country's most popular genres, it outlined futures that often went beyond the party's official version. Many utopian stories provided a corrective vision, intended to preserve and improve upon East German communism. This study is an introduction to East German science fiction. The book begins with a chapter on German science fiction before 1949. It then spans the entire existence of the country (1949-1990) and outlines key topics essential to understanding the genre.

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ISBN

9780820480015

Publication Date

Fall 10-26-2006

Publisher

Peter Lang

City

Oxford

Keywords

Science fiction, East Germany, Germany, history, literature

Disciplines

German Literature | History