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Urban, Simon

Entry updated 29 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1975-    ) German author of sf interest for Plan D (2011; trans Katy Derbyshire 2013), an Alternate History Dystopia in which, having survived the turmoil or "wende" of 1989-1990, the German Democratic Republic struggles against inherent dogma and corruption until 2011, becoming increasingly similar to the kind of world George Orwell described in Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949); finally, in part through revelations engendered through a thriller plot, a difficult rapprochement with the rest of the world may be in the offing. [JC]

Simon Urban

born Hagen, Ruhr, Germany: 9 December 1975

works (selected)

  • Plan D (Frankfurt am Main; Schõffling and Company, 2011) [hb/]
    • Plan D (London: Harvill Secker, 2013) [trans by Katy Derbyshire of the above: pb/]


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