Wednesday 11 December, 12:30

Ursula Kiausch

Another breach in the wall: political myth and social reality in the science fiction of East Germany (1949-1989)

The history of science fiction in the former German Democratic Republic is the chronicle of a gradual liberation from the narrow confines of party politics. When the Berlin wall still existed, sci-fi was a chance to escape from social reality and offer a subversive critique.