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DAS JAHR DER STILLEN SONNE
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      The Year Of The Quiet Sun
© 1970

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AUTHOR(S):

       TUCKER, WILSON
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PUBLISHER:

       GOLDMANN

ISBN: 3 442 30257 9
YEAR: 1970
FORMAT: hardcover
LANGUAGE: german
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TRANSLATOR(S):


Wulf Bergner
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COVER ILLUSTRATION:

       Eyke Volkmer
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Content

Three men are travelling into the future in the name of science to find out what life will be like in the future.

The time distance they are travelling is not hundreds, thousands or even millions of years, they stay within the life span of a human being. Which means that people who were roughly the same age as the travellers at the time of departure would still be alive.

Each of the three protagonists travels a bit farther into the future and is meant to return after a certain time. The area to be examined is a close perimeter of the laboratory, the start- and landing-point of the time travel device.

After a moment of hesitation, whether such drastic changes could happen in such a short time span as outlined in the book, I remembered the history of the second world war. A person who stars in 1935 and finds himself in 1945 would be quite shocked.

Equally, a person starting in 1940 and ending up in 1960 would be quite baffled.

This story must be read with the fact in mind that the world was changing much more drastically in the beginning of the 20th century than it was between 1970 and 2000. If you were born in Germany after 1980, this story might seem unrealistic to you because you have never experienced such drastic changes.

But in 1970 the memory of he second world war was still fresh and the fear of equally horrible events was omnipresent during the period of the cold war.
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