An Affair With Genius
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included in this book:
A story about genetically modified people with higher
brain capacity, the resistance and "racial"
issues arising from a mixed population and the question
what is more important, to feed the people on earth or
to travel to the stars.
"Tunnel of Love"
A story about a civilization on a far away planet with
a weird wedding proceedure: The male "contestants"
have to crawl through a tunnel, only three ever come out.
In reality, the tunnel is a large medical scanner, installed
by the ancestors of said civilization.
Der Tanz der Katzen
"Dance of the Cats"
A story about a planet with two different species, where
one has control over the other by means of telepathy.
The society is highly dictatoric but the leader has noticed
that and plans to change it, there freeing not only the
other other, but also her own species.
Einmal um Arkturus
"Once around Arcturus"
Our protagonists falls in love with a woman from another
species on another planet. He goes through a ritual combining
strength and intelligence to be allowed to marry her ...
The protagonist enters a mental parallel universe for
the means of therapy. At one point in time, he has to
decide whether he wants to stay in the imaginary world
or return to reality ...
Another story in which a human protagonists is visiting
a far away planet with a less developed species. He becomes
the king of one tribe, securing his position with psi-powers,
until one of the enemies with similar powers appears ...
On a far away planet dwells a race of man-like people
who can feed on sunlight. The first human settlers standed
on the planet by accident and had to fall back to cannibalism
to survive ...
"The Decision Makers"
Human settlers on other planets are following the principle
that if they find an intelligent race on any planet, the
planet belongs to that race and the humans must leave.
What if they find out later and what if the detected species
is decidedly different from our own? And what if the economical
interest in the planets ressources is immense?
"An Affair with Genius"
It's basically love story on a far away planet, where
the two intellectual lovers can only find together in
a life-threatening situation.