Mittwoch, 26. März 2014

TERRA SF 299 - Rog Phillips : Der Club der Unsterblichen

Rog Phillips : Der Club der Unsterblichen (The Involuntary Immortals)
Terra SF 299, 16.08.1963
Deutsche Erstausgabe
Originalausgabe 1949
Aus dem Amerikanischem von Heinz Zwack
Titelbild : Johnny Bruck

A Golden Age science fiction masterpiece from a Hugo Award nominee writer!

Rog Phillips' The Involuntary Immortals, the story of a woman who finds herself outliving her lovers - and the incredible peril she faces when she sets out to discover the source of her involuntary immortality.

Helen Ranston was one of The Involuntary Immortals. In Hugo Award finalist Rog Phillips' classic science fiction novel, Helen Ranston discovers her own daughter, Agnes, thinks she is a witch or vampire - for Agnes is forty, and her father, sixty-seven. But Helen still looks twenty, and has never aged during her daughter's entire life. But, even Agnes doesn't suspect the truth - that Helen is over a hundred years old and has no idea why she is apparently immortal. With her daughter vowing vengeance, Helen knows she will have to start her life over, under a new identity - as she has so often before. Then she meets the young man with the figure eight pin on his collar. Looking into his eyes, Helen discovers they are the eves of a much older man. When Eric Trent says, "You never thought there would be others," he catapults Helen into the midst a lethal three-corner cat-and-mouse game, the pawn of ruthless schemers who know how to kill immortals - and are willing to kill every one of them, in order to control the priceless secret of selling eternal life! Can Helen keep her immortality or will she lose it - and her life along with it?
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Eine klassische Geschichte über unfreiwillig Unsterbliche. Erinnert mich ein bißchen an Heinleins "Methuselah's Children", ist aber deutlich stärker in der (damaligen) Zeit verhaftet. Nicht weiter bemerkenswert, aber ebenso wie das vorige Heft von Rog Phillips (TERRA 111) flüssig lesbar.

Dies ist die einzige deutsche Ausgabe dieses Romans, wie so viele andere TERRA-Hefte wurde auch dieser Roman nie wieder aufgelegt. Allerdings scheint sich Amazon hier zu profilieren, unter dem o.a. Link findet man ein Kindle eBook für $ 3,12. Und das ist nur eines aus der Rog Phillips Collection, die Amazon vertreibt. Wer also den gesammelten Rog Phillips lesen will, ist bei den Kindle eBooks richtig.

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