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The first volume of Steinmüller essays appeared in August 2021. Its title “Streifzüge” translates as forages into the history of science fiction. These expeditions into fantastic pasts cover more than three centuries: from utopian voyages in the late 17th century to alternative histories of the pres...

The story “Marslandschaften” (Martian Landscapes) from the collection with the same title has been awarded the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis (Kurd Laßwitz Award) for “the best German SF story of 2020”. It is already the fourth KLP awarded to the Steinmüllers. One of the earlier KLPs went to Angela, another...

In March 2021, a new and enlarged edition of the “planetary novel” Pulaster was published by Memoranda as volume 5 of the collected works of Angela and Karlheinz Steinmüller. This new edition comprises not only the appendix “All about Pulaster” of the last edition but also maps of the planet and o...

Vol 10 Marslandschaften

For what reasons do some people wear a digital aura? What is the connection of Mr Putin with the “biomechanicals”? Who brought fake news to Ancient Egypt? Why is Siemens responsible for the sinking of Atlantis? What are aliens doing in an East German fridge? Is goulash rea...

What if the Berlin Wall never came down? 30 years after the Peaceful Revolution of 1989, East Germany - the GDR (German Democratic Republic) - regained a certain popularity. Media like Antenne Mecklenburg-Vorpommern perform "thought experiments" (see podcast Gedankenexperiment) about a fictional c...

What if your image on all digital devices suddenly obtains a kind of aura? Who does this – and why? These are the question, the hero of a new story of the Steinmüllers asks himself. The answers may be disturbing … In March 2019, the story „Die Aura oder Im Zustand der Gnade“ appeared at Tor-Onlin...

Where is the demarcation line between science fiction, serious futures studies, and much less serious futurism? What is the difference between wild and tamed futures? Questions like these are analysed in the essay "Zukunftsphantstik der einen und der anderen Art" by Karlheinz Steinmüller, which ap...

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Collected Works, Vol 9 With Extraordinary Space Stories

Just discover outer space as it never has been! Get involved with: Signals from the extratemporians – Conspiration of the vessel AIs – Semantic sanitation of a robot – Worlds at absolut zero – Lost in infinity – People without puberty – Gorg...

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Vol. 2 Andymon and Vol. 3 Spera on the Market Again!

After years, two pivotal works are available again - thanks to Golkonda Publishers and Hardy Kettlitz with his Imprint Memoranda!
The space utopia classic Andymon has been augmented by an afterword about the origin of the novel and...

In summer 2017, the collected science fiction writings of A. & K. Steinmüller have been continued by volumes 7 and 8. Both have been written in collaboration with Erik Simon and appear also - as crossover - in his collected writings.

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Die Wurmloch-Odyssee. Eine Weltraum-Operette (The Worm...

In a way it is funny, that one of our stories has been translated twice in Russian language: The story "God and the Virus" from the volume "Twilight of the Digital Age". At first, in 2015, a not so convincing translation appeared in the journal for science fiction and foresight "Esli". A year la...

Am 28.3.2015 fand im Eberswalder Star-Trek-Museum eine „RetroSpocktive“ (1701-D) zur Erinnerung an Leonard Nimoy statt. Neben einem Vortrag zur Karriere Nimoys, einer Lesung aus seinen Büchern „Ich bin nicht Spock“ und „Ich bin Spock“ sowie einem Auftritt von Dudelsackspieler Daniel Broz, sprach auc...

David Draut, literary scolar from Luxemburg, studied the relation of nature and technology in the science fiction works of the Steinmüllers. He found their visions ambivalent and conflicting. The doctoral thesis Zwiespältige Zukunftsvisionen: Das Autorenpaar Steinmüller und die ostdeutsche utopisc...

In March 2014, Karlheinz gave a talk about futures studies and science fiction at the Andymon Club Berlin. Méô Mespotine, a well-known podcaster, and journalist, produced an audio file of the talk and an interview he had with Karlheinz. In total 2 1/2 hours for listening. It is available on the P...

As Time Goes By: History Exhibition with Steinmüllers

At first, the Traumfabrikant, a trophy the Steinmüllers had been awarded, went into an exhibition about „Science Fiction in Germany“ which was shown at the "House of History" at Bonn and in the Forum for Contemporary History at Leipzig. The...