ZU DEN STERNEN
No Place on Earth
none / WTB 02
Iris & Rolf H. Foerster
An oppressive regime, where reproduction is highly regulated
forces people to go underground in order to avoid persecution.
What were passed as laws in an emergency are now being
used to control the inhabitants of earth and to keep
them dependend, despite the fact the problem of feeding
the world has been solved on earth's many colonies.
Peter (the son of a rebel and working the media department)
falls in love and they decide to break the law and have
a child. Naturally, they now have to seek contact with
the underground, despite our main protagonists earlier
reluctance to do so.
The story set up is interesting, as Peter has been caught
while trying to flee earth in a spaceship and is now
telling his story to "the enemy" under truth-drugs.
This is almost Philip K. Dick-esque with the "propaganda-office"
and the almost surreal setup of a man, totally incapacitated
telling his story ...