Entry updated 18 May 2020. Tagged: Author.
(1957- ) German author initially best known for Der Schwarm (2004; trans Sally-Ann Spencer as The Swarm 2007), a vivid expression of Horror in SF: beginning off Peru, ocean currents begin actively to assault and drown humans, governed by a vast Hive Mind dwelling Under the Sea (see Gaia) whose motive is to destroy Homo sapiens before it is too late for the Ecologically-devastated planet. The American military fights back. Limit (2009; trans Jamie Lea Searle, Shaun Whiteside and Samuel Willcocks 2013), which is set in a complexly delineated Near Future, focuses on the commercial and technological implications of a Space Elevator whose immensely enriched corporate owners wish to expand their enterprise on the Moon; but violence threatens. [JC]
see also: Germany since 1990.
born Cologne, Germany: 28 May 1957
- Der Schwarm (Cologne, Germany: Kiepenheuer and Witsch, 2004) [hb/Getty Images]
- The Swarm (New York: Regan Books, 2007) [trans by Sally-Ann Spencer of the above: hb/]
- Limit (Verlag Kiepenheuer and Witsch, 2009) [hb/Michael Benson]
- Limit (London: Jo Fletcher Books, 2013) [trans by Jamie Lea Searle, Shaun Whiteside and Samuel Willcocks of the above: hb/Michael Benson]
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