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The Empire Strikes Out
Kurd Lasswitz, Hans Dominik, and the Development of German Science Fiction
William B. Fischer

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German science fiction offers a most interesting contribution to the history and criticism of science fiction. William B. Fischer examines two writers, Kurd Lasswitz and Hans Dominik. He concludes that German science fiction is in distinct contrast to the "normative" tradition of modern Anglo-American science fiction and to many other literary traditions as well. His book demonstrates vividly the social relevance and enduring cultural vitality of science fiction.

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Cover of book is red with white text and an image of a hand holding up a knife.

LC: 83-073123 PT
342 pp. 6 x 9
5 b/w photos, 5 b/w illus.
ISBN 978-0-87972-257-9
Cloth $39.95 t
ISBN 978-0-87972-258-6
Paper $19.95 t

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