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Kirst, Hans Hellmut

Entry updated 12 September 2022. Tagged: Author.

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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/]
    • No One Will Escape (London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1959) [trans by Richard Graves of the above: hb/Werner Stein]
      • The Seventh Day (Garden City, New York: Doubleday and Company, 1959) [vt of the above: hb/]


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