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Wolfgang Jeschke (1936–2015)

Autor(a) de The Last Day of Creation

164+ Works 1,226 Membros 7 Críticas 1 Favorited

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Obras por Wolfgang Jeschke

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

Associated Works

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Time and Again (1970) — Herausgeber, algumas edições4,117 exemplares
Pushing Ice (2005) — Herausgeber, algumas edições2,198 exemplares
Diamond Dogs, Turquoise Days (2003) — Herausgeber, algumas edições1,639 exemplares
The Science Fiction Century (1997) — Contribuidor — 532 exemplares
To the Stars (1981) — Editor, algumas edições422 exemplares
Galactic Empires, Volume Two (1976) — Publisher, algumas edições391 exemplares
Conan the Liberator (1979) — Editor, algumas edições332 exemplares
Full Spectrum 3 (1991) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
Betcha Can't Read Just One (1993) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares
The Best from the Rest of the World (1976) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
I, Robot / Earth Is Room Enough / The Bicentennial Man and Other Stories (1996) — Editor, algumas edições58 exemplares
If It Had Happened Otherwise (1931) — Introdução, algumas edições56 exemplares
New Writings in SF-25 (1975) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares
The Road to Science Fiction #6: Around The World (1998) — Contribuidor — 47 exemplares
The Mammoth Book of 20th Century Science Fiction: Volume Two (1997) — Contribuidor — 23 exemplares
Frohes Fest (1989) — Autor, algumas edições13 exemplares
Titan I. Klassische Science Fiction- Erzählungen. (1976) — Editor, algumas edições9 exemplares
Titan XVIII (1976) — Editor, algumas edições8 exemplares
Titan VII. (1978) — Editor, algumas edições8 exemplares
Titan - 2 (1976) — Editor, algumas edições8 exemplares
Titan 21 (1976) — Editor, algumas edições8 exemplares
Titan XIII. (1979) — Editor, algumas edições8 exemplares
Titan XII. (1983) — Editor, algumas edições7 exemplares
Titan 11 (1982) — Editor, algumas edições7 exemplares
Titan 23. Klassische Science Fiction Erzählungen (1985) — Editor, algumas edições7 exemplares
Titan 3 (1976) — Editor, algumas edições6 exemplares
Neuland (1993) — Herausgeber, algumas edições6 exemplares
Titan - 16 (1983) — Editor, algumas edições5 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Outros nomes
Stanya, F.
Data de nascimento
1936-11-19
Data de falecimento
2015-06-10
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
Czechoslovakia
Germany
País (no mapa)
Germany
Local de nascimento
Tetschen [now Děčín], Bohemia, Czechoslovakia
Local de falecimento
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Locais de residência
Munich, Bavaria, Germany
Ocupações
author
editor

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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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½
 
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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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1 vote
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RandyStafford | 2 outras críticas | Jun 4, 2014 |
Une approche intéressante du voyage dans le temps et des univers multiples.
 
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marcolbooky | 2 outras críticas | Feb 11, 2013 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
164
Also by
34
Membros
1,226
Popularidade
#20,944
Avaliação
3.8
Críticas
7
ISBN
178
Línguas
6
Marcado como favorito
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