Stealing The Future

An East German Spy Story Max Hertzberg ... The brilliance of Stealing the Future
lies in the honest portrayal of a young country and its idealistic inhabitants
struggling to keep alive their dream of freedom, justice and equality in the face of
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Stealing The Future

Stealing The Future

Behind the Berlin Wall a dissident is on the trail of a killer This "compelling" series (Fiona Rintoul) is set in an East Germany that didn't end in 1990. 1993. After forty years of communist rule it's time for change: participatory democracy, citizen's movements and de-centralization are part of a new political landscape in East Berlin. But when a politician's crushed body is found, a constitutional crisis erupts. Ex-dissident Martin Grobe turns detective and his investigations point towards the Stasi, the KGB and the West Germans—has he uncovered a putsch against the new GDR, or is it just a conspiracy to murder? ‘An authentic atmosphere of tension and uncertainty … The brilliance of Stealing the Future lies in the honest portrayal of a young country and its idealistic inhabitants struggling to keep alive their dream of freedom, justice and equality in the face of international and domestic opposition.’ (Jo Lateu, New Internationalist) ‘A compelling re-imagining of East Germany’s peaceful revolution in 1989—exploring what might have been. As Europe grapples with the consequences of austerity, this novel poses questions both about the lost chances of 1989, and about how we organise our society—questions that are becoming more relevant with each passing day.’ (Fiona Rintoul, author of The Leipzig Affair) ‘Creates the perfect atmosphere that existed around the fall of the wall: the sense of hope dashed by the awful reality of reunification.’ (Peter Thompson, The Guardian) ‘An intriguing and gripping page-turner of a thriller—believable and exciting. More than that, though, it's an exploration of power – political, economic and electric power; and what it might be like, day to day, to put our ideals and hopes for self-determination into practice.' (Clare Cochrane, Peace News)

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Stealing The Future
Language: en
Pages: 243
Authors: Max Hertzberg
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-09-22 - Publisher: Wolf Press

Behind the Berlin Wall a dissident is on the trail of a killer This "compelling" series (Fiona Rintoul) is set in an East Germany that didn't end in 1990. 1993. After forty years of communist rule it's time for change: participatory democracy, citizen's movements and de-centralization are part of a
Anatomy of Science Fiction
Language: en
Pages: 209
Authors: Donald E. Morse
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-26 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

"This wide-ranging collection of essays re-opens the connection between science fiction and the increasingly science-fictional world. Kevin Alexander Boon reminds us of the degree to which the epistemology of science fiction infects modern political discourse. Károly Pintér explores the narrative structures of utopian estrangement, and Tamás Bényei and Brian Attebery
Hollywood Behind the Wall
Language: en
Pages: 294
Authors: Daniela Berghahn
Categories: Performing Arts
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-07-15 - Publisher: Manchester University Press

A representative history of East German film culture from 1946 to the present, offering close readings both of DEFA's celebrated classics and of the most acclaimed post-unification films.
MYSTERY & ESPIONAGE - William Le Queux Edition: 100+ Spy Classics, Action Thrillers, Crime Novels, War Stories & Adventure Tales (Illustrated)
Language: en
Pages: 14100
Authors: William Le Queux
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-05-27 - Publisher: e-artnow

William Le Queux (1864-1927) was a famous and incredibly visionary writer who wrote in the genres of mystery, thriller, and espionage - in the years leading up to World War I. His best-known works are the invasion thrillers "The Great War in England in 1897” and the anti-German invasion fantasy
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