Science Fiction for Kinnernauts

Whether you’re a seasoned aficionado of Science Fiction or newly intrigued by what the genre has to offer, it’s a pleasure to welcome you here, earthling. 

The universe of Science Fiction is vast, encompassing a myriad of authors, each contributing unique visions of the future. It’s an impossible task to give every writer their due credit, and so, this compilation doesn’t aspire to be an exhaustive list.

 Instead, it’s crafted to offer a selection of fresh ideas and novel perspectives. 

Enjoy your travels into other worlds!

Science Fiction Stories

Good Reads & References mentioned during the Ignite Talk

  • The Machine Stops by Edward Morgan Foster (1909) – A first imagination of the internet
  • Herland by Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1915) – an early utopia idea of a female society
  • Ministry for the Future (2020) by Kim Stanley Robinson – imaging a world in which humanity tries different ways to cope with climate change
  • Venomenous Lumpsucker by Ned Beauman (2022) – ideas about the species extinction crisis
  • Andymon by Karlheinz Steinmüller 
  • Termination Shock by Neal Stephenson (2021) – climate science fiction with a focus on solar geo-engineering
  • Dark Matter: A Century of Speculative Fiction from the African Diaspora (2000) by  Sheree R. Thomas, Short stories from African science fiction and speculative writers
  • Three Body Problem (Remembrance of Earth‘s Past trilogy) (2008) by Liu Cixin
  •  Andymon – A Space Utopia by Angela and Karlheinz Steinmüller (1982), only in German
Learn about Science Fiction and what the genre has to offer
  • In other worlds – SF and the human imagination, book by Margaret Atwood
  • Imaginary Worlds, Podcas by Eric Molinsky
  • New Perspectives on Contemporary German Science Fiction, book by Lars Schmeink und Ingo Cornils, Sachbuch (2022)
  • Science Fiction – Eine Einführung, book by Isabella Herrmann (only in German)