Ursula Kiausch

Graduated from the University of Heidelberg with a masterīs degree in history, sociology and political science (M.A.).

After working as chief editor for a variety of magazines published by the Suedwestdeutsche Verlagsanstalt Mannheim and critic of fantastic literature for the public radio (SDR) she now mainly works in the field of international science fiction (as critic, publicist, editor, author and translator). Among other publishing houses she has worked for Heyne Munich and Spektrum Science Publishing House Heidelberg. She is member of the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts (since 1987).

She has initiated, directed and collaborated in several interdisciplinary art - literature - science projects in Germany such as Mona Lisa Overdrive (multimedia event; 1995); Hofkultur festival 1999, 2000 and 2002, Neustadt/Weinstr; Visions - Science meets Fiction - 3 day symposium (Oct. 24 -26, 2002; Neustadt/ Germany). Internet literature magazin Wiessner/Kiausch (in German):

Short stories published by Heyne (1996; 1998; 1999). Literary essays published by Ariadne, Germany, 2002; and by the International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts, 2001.

Ursula Kiausch translated several novels, essays and short stories of following science fiction authors (published by Heyne Munich - several of them including interviews with the authors): Brian W. Aldiss, Greg Bear, Philipp José Farmer, Joe Haldeman, Philipp Mann, Christopher Priest, Brian Stableford and Elisabeth Vonarburg

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