Carlos Rasch

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Carlos Rasch (born 6 April 1932 in Curitiba, Brazil) is a science fiction author, whose works mostly appeared in East Germany before German reunification.

Biography[edit]

At the age of six, he moved with his parents from Brazil to Germany. In 1951 he started working as a reporter for the GDR's Allgemeiner Deutscher Nachrichtendienst. It was during his days as a reporter that he started writing literature. In 1965 he became a full-time writer. In addition to writing novels, he penned science-fiction short stories and radio dramas as well co-authoring the unproduced thirteen-part GDR television series Raumlotsen. There followed a period in which he was out of favor with the ruling powers and earned his keep through pick-up jobs and writing under pseudonyms. By the mid-80s, he was once again able to publish. From 1990 until he retired in 1997, he worked for the Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung in Potsdam.

Selected publications[edit]

  • Asteroidenjäger (1961; movie version produced by DEFA in 1970 as Signale – Ein Weltraumabenteuer, directed by Gottfried Kolditz)
  • Der blaue Planet (1963)
  • Der Untergang der Astronautic (1963)
  • Im Schatten der Tiefsee (1965)
  • Die Umkehr der Meridian. Raumfahrterzählung aus dem Jahre 2232 (1966)
  • Das unirdische Raumschiff (1967)
  • Rekordflug im Jet-Orkan (1970))
  • Krakentang (1972)
  • Magma am Himmel (1975)
  • Vikonda (1986)
  • Raumlotsen-Series
Zurück zum Erdenball (2009)
Orbitale Balance (2010)
Daheim auf Erden (2011)
Stern von Gea (2011)

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