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Wolfgang Jeschke (1936–2015)

Forfatter af The Last Day of Creation

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The Last Day of Creation (1981) 108 eksemplarer
The Cusanus Game (2005) 107 eksemplarer
Midas (1990) 28 eksemplarer
Lexikon der Science Fiction Literatur. (6279 732) (1987) — Forfatter — 21 eksemplarer
Heyne Science Fiction Jahresband 1982 (1982) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 19 eksemplarer
Welten der Zukunft 6 (1987) — Redaktør — 16 eksemplarer
Lexikon der Science Fiction Literatur 2 (1980) — Redaktør — 16 eksemplarer
Heyne Science Fiction Jahresband 1984 (1984) — Redaktør — 16 eksemplarer
Heyne Science Fiction Magazin 2 (1982) 16 eksemplarer
Der Zeiter (1973) 15 eksemplarer
Heyne Science Fiction Jahresband 1983 (1983) — Redaktør — 15 eksemplarer
Heyne SF Magazin III. (1982) 12 eksemplarer
Fernes Licht (2000) — Redaktør — 12 eksemplarer
Heyne SF Magazin IV. (1982) 11 eksemplarer
Welten der Zukunft 5 (1987) — Redaktør — 10 eksemplarer
Heyne SF Magazin V (1982) 10 eksemplarer
Das Science Fiction Jahr 1994. Ein Jahrbuch für den Science Fiction Leser (1994) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 10 eksemplarer
Fantasy: fünf ungekürzte Romane (1991) — Redaktør — 9 eksemplarer
Heyne SF Magazin I. (1981) 9 eksemplarer
Die sechs Finger der Zeit (1967) 9 eksemplarer
Die Gebeine des Bertrand Russell (1984) 9 eksemplarer
Welten der Zukunft 7 (1985) — Redaktør — 9 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 18 (1982) 8 eksemplarer
Ikarus 2002 (2002) — Redaktør — 8 eksemplarer
Heyne Science Fiction Magazin 6 (1987) 8 eksemplarer
Spinnenmusik. (1979) 8 eksemplarer
Titan XX. Klassische Science Fiction- Erzählungen. (1976) — Redaktør — 8 eksemplarer
Das Auge des Phönix: Science Fiction aus Deutschland (1985) — Redaktør; Bidragyder — 8 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 3 (1975) 7 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 20 (1983) 7 eksemplarer
The Land of Osiris (1986) 7 eksemplarer
Als der Welt Kohle und Eisen ausging (1983) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Welten der Zukunft 10 (1986) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 16 (1984) 7 eksemplarer
Welten der Zukunft 4 (1985) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Ikarus 2001. Best of Science Fiction. (2001) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Das Science Fiction Jahr 2012 (2012) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Dschiheads (2013) 7 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 1 (1974) 7 eksemplarer
Die große Uhr (1977) 7 eksemplarer
Star Trek Classic Black Edition 2 (1995) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Heyne Jahresband Science Fiction 1989. (1989) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Heyne Science Fiction Magazin 11 (1984) 7 eksemplarer
Welten der Zukunft 11 (1987) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Heyne Science Fiction Magazin 12 (1985) 7 eksemplarer
Venice 2 (1987) — Redaktør — 7 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 21 (1984) 6 eksemplarer
Heyne SF Magazin VIIII. (1983) 6 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 19 (1983) 6 eksemplarer
The King And The Dollmaker (1970) 6 eksemplarer
Star Trek Classic Black Edition 1 (1995) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Die Pilotin. Internationale Science-Fiction-Erzählungen (1994) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Heyne Science Fiction Magazin 10 (1984) 6 eksemplarer
Welten der Zukunft 12 (1986) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Wassermans Roboter (1988) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 17 (1981) 6 eksemplarer
Das Science Fiction Jahr 2011 (2011) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 13 (1984) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
Eine Lokomotive für den Zaren (1980) — Redaktør — 5 eksemplarer
Heyne SF Magazin 07 (1985) 5 eksemplarer
Die Zeitbraut (1993) 5 eksemplarer
Das Science Fiction Jahr 2003. (2003) 5 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 14 (1984) 5 eksemplarer
Auf der Strasse nach Oodnadatta (2002) — Redaktør — 5 eksemplarer
Der Tod des Dr. Island. (1979) 5 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 15 (1984) 4 eksemplarer
Die Verwandlung (1996) 4 eksemplarer
Partner fürs Leben. Internationale Science Fiction Stories. (1995) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Meamones Auge. (1997) 4 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 7 (1977) 4 eksemplarer
Die wahre Lehre — nach Mickymaus (1993) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 11 (1979) 4 eksemplarer
Entropie (1986) — Redaktør — 4 eksemplarer
Im Grenzland der Sonne. (1978) 4 eksemplarer
Science Fiction Story-Reader 9 (1978) 4 eksemplarer
Das Gewand der Nessa (1984) — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
Heyne Science Fiction Magazin 8 (1985) 3 eksemplarer
Winterfliegen. (1999) 3 eksemplarer
Feinde des Systems. (1981) 3 eksemplarer
Riffprimaten (1996) 3 eksemplarer
Loitering at Death's Door (1985) 3 eksemplarer
Das Jahr der Maus (2000) — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
Papa Godzilla (1989) — Redaktør — 3 eksemplarer
Aufbruch in die Galaxis. (1983) 2 eksemplarer
Das Wägen von Luft. (1999) 2 eksemplarer
Haike the Heretic's Writings (1981) 2 eksemplarer
Lenins Zahn und Stalins Tränen (1994) 2 eksemplarer
Der Riss im Berg: Erzählung (2015) 1 eksemplar
Cusanus-játszma 2 1 eksemplar
Cusanus-játszma 1. (2008) 1 eksemplar
Partner fürs Leben (2008) 1 eksemplar
Das Blei der Zeit (1993) — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar
Tore zur Nacht: Erzählung (2015) 1 eksemplar
Orte der Erinnerung (2011) 1 eksemplar
Die Anderen: Erzählung (2015) 1 eksemplar
Welt ohne Horizont: Erzählung (2015) 1 eksemplar
Der Türmer: Erzählung (2015) 1 eksemplar
Mondaugen — Redaktør — 1 eksemplar
Das Geschmeide: Erzählung (2015) 1 eksemplar

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Galactic Empires, Volume Two (1976) — Publisher, nogle udgaver391 eksemplarer
Conan the Liberator (1979) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver332 eksemplarer
Full Spectrum 3 (1991) — Bidragyder — 168 eksemplarer
Betcha Can't Read Just One (1993) — Bidragyder — 73 eksemplarer
The Best from the Rest of the World (1976) — Bidragyder — 67 eksemplarer
I, Robot / Earth Is Room Enough / The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories (1996) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver58 eksemplarer
If It Had Happened Otherwise (1931) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver56 eksemplarer
New Writings in SF-25 (1975) — Bidragyder — 56 eksemplarer
The Road to Science Fiction #6: Around The World (1998) — Bidragyder — 47 eksemplarer
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction: Volume Two (1997) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Frohes Fest (1989) — Autor, nogle udgaver13 eksemplarer
Titan I. Klassische Science Fiction- Erzählungen. (1976) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver9 eksemplarer
Titan XVIII (1976) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver8 eksemplarer
Titan VII. (1978) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver8 eksemplarer
Titan - 2 (1976) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver8 eksemplarer
Titan 21 (1976) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver8 eksemplarer
Titan XIII. (1979) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver8 eksemplarer
Titan XII. (1983) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver7 eksemplarer
Titan 11 (1982) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver7 eksemplarer
Titan 23. Klassische Science Fiction Erzählungen (1985) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver7 eksemplarer
Titan 3 (1976) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver6 eksemplarer
Neuland (1993) — Herausgeber, nogle udgaver6 eksemplarer
Titan - 16 (1983) — Redaktør, nogle udgaver5 eksemplarer

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It's been nearly 15 years since I read this book, but I still remeber these short stories, especially 'The good Rat', 'The last Bastions' and 'Appropriate Love'. They illustrate one of the best points of science fiction. Not space ships and laser canons, but problems and deverlopments that make you think and don't let you go again.
 
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Sue_Z | Mar 22, 2022 |
Een Duitstalig boek en dat is uiteindelijk de enige reden waarom ik het heb uitgelezen.
Ooit gekocht toen ik een keer in Duitsland was en ik het leuk vond om een Duitstalig science fiction boek op de kop te tikken. Omdat ik al die schrijvers niet ken, was het achterflappen lezen om een keuze te maken. Dit boek leek het meest science fiction tussen de verder meer fantasy-achtig lijkende boeken.
En science fiction is dit boek zeker.

Het heeft ook nog een interessant uitgangspunt namelijk de bemanning van een neergestort ruimteschip ontwikkelt zijn eigen maatschappij op een leefbare planeet. Het wordt een op zwaar religieuze basis gebaseerde maatschappij met een duidelijke hiërarchie en scheve machtsverhoudingen. Een behoorlijke tijd later komen mensen deze planeet bezoeken en onderzoeken. En dit had op allerlei interessant mogelijke manieren kunnen uitpakken maar het werd een verhaal met alleen maar lege clichés.

Ook was ik niet gecharmeerd door de vertelstijl. Zo wordt er plompverloren halverwege het boek van twee personages hun achtergrondgeschiedenis verteld. Er is geen enkele aanleiding toe en het voelt alsof de schrijver nog even wilde benadrukken waarom de personages bepaalde politieke opvattingen hadden. Het voelt als slordig schrijven.

Een boek in het Duits lezen doe ik eens in de paar jaar en daarvoor was het wel een goede ervaring want ik kon het redelijk goed volgen zonder voortdurend naar een woordenboek te hoeven grijpen. Oftewel het is geen moeilijk Duits.

Maar een beetje meer inhoud was wel leuk geweest.
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Niekchen | Sep 3, 2018 |
The greatness of this book lies in its novel mechanics of time travel, its structure, its setpieces, its mixture of alternate history and time travel, its poignancy and paradoxes, and the fate of a heroine whose voice is so appealing.

The titular game, named after a real 15th century ecclesiastical Nicolaus Cusanus who plays an important part in the story, is the organizing metaphor for the novel’s structure and the suggestive counterpoint for the journey of Domenica, a botanist who narrates most of the book. It’s a game where modified balls are thrown at a target, no game or moment in time is ever the same, and indirection is a strategy, patience a necessity.

And so it is with the opening of this book, a prologue that starts out like some tale of time travelers confronting medieval primitives, but it’s really just Europeans coming out from behind the walls (figurative and literal) they’ve built to keep hordes of refugees, fleeing climate change, from moving into northern Europe. And it’s not like there’s as much room as there used to be on the continent. A large swatch of Germany has been rendered uninhabitable by plutonium poisoning.

Patience is needed for the first 100 or so pages as Domenica is introduced, her voice leisurely giving us a travelogue of a violent Rome of the mid-21st century, a city plagued, by other things, feral talking dogs, weapons of war abandoned. And then the pace picks up as Domenica is recruited into a secret Vatican project to travel back in time to get genetic samples of extinct flora. Foreshadowing obvious and not so obvious is rife as early sections have Cusanus ominously speaking of a strange woman about to be burned as a witch.

Jeschke’s time travelers are memorably compared to “dogs on a subway”. They have little idea how their time travel system works or who built it or why, indeed little beyond some basic features they can exploit. Jeschke cleverly uses not only standard scenes of dialogue to explain things but epigraphs from cosmologists and artificial intelligence researchers like Albert Einstein and John Wheeler and David Deutsch and Cusanus himself to rationalize by suggestive speculation.

The plot, like the balls of Cusanus’ game, veers all around. Poignancy and suspense can quickly change to farce. Long travelogue sections suddenly become quick cut scenes of impending doom as Domenica goes on missions into time with both professional and personal ends. Why time travel dooms romance among its practioneers is laid out.

Some set pieces aren’t strictly necessary. A frail old woman tells how she alone survived years of isolation in space after a doomed Mars mission. Wheelchair bound veterans battle youths in Amsterdam street riots. But I enjoyed them as well as Jeschke’s extended extrapolations of virtual reality and nanotechnology.

In the middle of the book, is a chapter called “The Cusan Acceleratio”and previously published as a short. It’s a quite detailed timeline of an alternate history and integral to the book. It’s also understandable to see why Jeschke says it was the most difficult section to write.

Not so integral to the plot are the several almost identical scenes with Cusanus. I understand the purpose: to show how alterations in timelines affect Cusanus. However, I think they could have been shortened, and that was the book’s only flaw for me besides some predictable German phobias about nuclear power.

The ending is powerful and unexpected. The narrative stops in quite an unpredictable place.
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RandyStafford | 2 andre anmeldelser | Jun 4, 2014 |
Une approche intéressante du voyage dans le temps et des univers multiples.
 
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marcolbooky | 2 andre anmeldelser | Feb 11, 2013 |

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