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Since November 2003, the Berlin-based Shayol-Verlag is publishing the collected science fiction writings of the Steinmuellers - a series which is going to have at least eight, perhaps as much as ten volumes.
Six of them have already appeared: "Warmzeit" (Hothouse Age), "Andymon", "Spera", "Der Traummeister" (The Dream Master), "Pulaster" and finally, in 2010, "Computerdämmerung" (Computer Twilight).
"There was one big problem", tells Karlheinz about the revised edition of the novel "Pulaster", "we have too many ideas. We could have easily filled hundreds of pages with more information about the unique culture of the Space Fleet, complemented the volume with a dictionary of the specific brand of Latin language the Space Fleet uses etc. But we did not want to inflate the novel. Nevertheless, it took us more time than planned." The volume is supplemented by a kind of factsheet "All about Pulaster" - a kind of future planetary wikipedia - and some additional documents.
"Winning the award shows us that science fiction which deals with reality stands a chance" - this was the first comment of Angela. In difference to the American Hugo Award (which is chosen by amateurs), the Kurd Lasswitz has a jury of sf professionals. In 2004, they voted "Vor der Zeitreise" (Before the Time Travel Starts; from the collection "Warmzeit. Geschichten aus dem 21. Jahrhundert") to place one, and "Das Internetz in den Händen der Arbeiterklasse" (The Internetz in the Hands of the Working Class) to place two in the category "Best German Story of the Year 2003". Both stories are available online, sorry, only in German, on the website of the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis.