(Spera. A Phantastic Novel in Stories)
By Angela & Karlheinz Steinmüller
New edition, Golkonda Publishers, Imprint Memoranda, Munich & Berlin 2018
Collected Works, Vol. 3
In the beginning, Spera had been terraformed and settled by children of space, like Andymon. But after the last ship-born person has died, the knowledge of the "Great Old Ones" gets lost, and civilization breaks down. Primitive tribes are conquering the hospitable places of the planet - and meet an autochthone life form, the shape-changing "dragons". During a long period of fights - against the "dragons" and against petty tribal kingdoms - the Grunelian Empire rises. At the same time, the City of Miscara experiences - thanks to its "Dream Masters" - an age of cultural and economic development. And part by part the old knowledge is regained. In the end, the two main powers are competing in an space race to the Ship from which everything started.
The volume contains also a guest story by Erik Simon.
Spera: Shayol Publ., Berlin 2004