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Cover of Der fiebernde Planet (Zukunftsroman)

Added: 2010

Condition: pretty beat


Cover of Der fiebernde Planet (Weltraumtaschenbuch)

Added: 2010

Condition: pretty beat
DER FIEBERNDE PLANET
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ORIGINAL TITLE:


      The Currents of Space
© 1952

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AUTHOR(S):

       ASIMOV, ISAAC
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PUBLISHER (TOP):

       GOLDMANN

ISBN: none / Zukunftsroman Z 1
YEAR: 1960
FORMAT: paperback with dustjacket
LANGUAGE: german
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TRANSLATOR(S):


Iris & Rolf H. Foester
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COVER ILLUSTRATION (TOP):

       Herbert Lorenz
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PUBLISHER (BOTTOM):

       GOLDMANN

ISBN: none / WTB 01
YEAR: 1962
FORMAT: paperback with dustjacket
LANGUAGE: german
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COVER ILLUSTRATION (BOTTOM):

       Eyke Volkmer
Content:

Set within the "Trantor" universe, "Planet with a fever" (re-translating the german title) is set on two planets, Sark and Florina. Sark is exploiting Florina's most valuable ressource, "kyrt", keeping the locals under the thumb.

In the universe Asimov has created, mankind has spread out through the galaxy (of course, earth as the mother planet is but a myth and radioactive), and differences like skin colour are largely forgotten. Except for the people of Sark, who hold on to a more archaic set-up.

As a very interesting article on wikipedia points out, there are many similarities between Sark/Florina and South America during the cotton picking era. I recommend you check out that article here.

In the german translation, the novel is announced as a "utopian mystery". The top image on the left is a paperback in plain grey cover with a dust-jacket. The series "Goldmanns Zukunftsromane" came in those and in hardcovers with blue linen and dust jacket. The sizes of the hardcovers varied slightly. The cover illustration is credited to Herbert Lorenz, but was probably done by Eyke Volkmer, who airbrushed all of the "Welraumtaschenbücher" (see the picture below) and who said that he started out working for Lorenz, doing the blue/orange covers first, later taking over the four-colour versions as well.

All covers of the series "Goldmanns Weltraum Taschenbücher" can be found here:

www.weltraumtaschenbuch.de
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