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(1914-1989) German author best known for nonfantastic novels about World War Two. His Near-Future sf novel, Keiner Kommt Davon (1957; trans Richard Graves as No One Will Escape 1959; vt The Seventh Day 1959), deals with the period directly preceding World War Three and with the atomic Holocaust that then kills off the cast, leaving no hope for anyone else (see End of the World). [JC]
Hans Hellmut Kirst
born Osterode, Germany [now Poland]: 5 December 1914
died Breman, Germany: 23 February 1989
- Keiner Kommt Davon (Munich, Germany: Kurt Desch, 1957) [hb/]
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