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written on 23/07/2020
by Jürgen Sokull


Andreas Eschbach is a German writer who mostly writes science fiction. Even if some of his stories do not exactly fall into the SF genre, they usually feature elements of the fantastic.

Eschbach studied aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgart and later worked as a software engineer.

He has been writing since he was 12 years old. His first professional publication was the short story Dolls, published in 1991 in the German computing magazine C't. His first novel was published in 1995. Five of his novels have won the Kurd-Laßwitz-Award, one of the most prestigious awards in the German SF scene.

His novels have also been translated into a number of languages, including English, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Turkish and Japanese.

There is no English translation of this book available yet. That's why we are giving you the back cover text in German:

"Weimar 1942: Die Programmiererin Helene arbeitet im NSA, dem Nationalen-Sicherheits-Amt, und entwickelt dort Komputer-Programme, mit deren Hilfe alle Bürger überwacht werden. Erst als die Liebe ihres Lebens Fahnenflucht begeht und untertauchen muss, widersetzt Helene sich. Dabei muss sie nicht nur gegen das Regime kämpfen, sondern auch gegen ihren Vorgesetzten Lettke, der die perfekte Überwachungstechnik des Staates für ganz eigene Zwecke benutzt und dabei zunehmend jede Grenze überschreitet …“ 

Andreas Eschbach | NSA | Bastei Lübbe Verlag, 2020| 796 Seiten | ISBN: 978-3-404-17900-8