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Marsianischer Zeitsturz at Houdini Nation

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MARSIANISCHER ZEITSTURZ
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      Martian Time-Slip
© 1964

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AUTHOR(S):

       DICK, Philip K.
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PUBLISHER (TOP):

       HEYNE

ISBN: 3 453 21726 8
YEAR: 2002
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: german
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TRANSLATOR(TOP):


Michael Nagula
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COVER ILLUSTRATION (TOP):

       Hauptmann und Kampa
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PUBLISHER (BOTTOM):

       GOLLANCZ

ISBN: 978-1-85798-837-6
YEAR: 1999
FORMAT: paperback
LANGUAGE: english
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

       Chris Moore

Content:

This is an interesting novel, especially because of the omnipresence of protaginists with German sounding names.

Being a German and having read the German version first, I found myself buying the english original just to make sure the names in the translation hadn't been changed to suit the target group ... talk about paranoia.

Martian Time-Slip for me is an interesting (and lovingly surreal) study of greed, set in a Mars colony gone stale. One of the protagonists, Jack, is suffering from schizophrenia and went to Mars because he thought the society there would ne constructed simpler, helping him get through with his life.

This is mirroring the authors procedure of setting up such a society and then to explore what human nature will make of it. Greed, exploitation, desire, love, trust, fear of the future and fear of the "alien" ...
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