Issue 03 and 04
Kapsel is dedicated to science fiction from China. Each issue presents a short story that has never before been published in Germany. At the same time, the issues start a conversation about the future, China and literature.
The story in the third issue is entitled 绝对诊断 Kapsel 03 – Die perfekte Diagnose (Engl.: The Perfect Diagnosis) and was written by Jiang Bo from Shanghai. In it, the computer scientist shows the limits of Big Data and artificial intelligence. Nothing is as it first seems in this short narrative, which was first published in China in 2018. With contributions by Ken Liu, Chen Qiufan, A Que, Josefine Rieks, Wolfgang M. Schmitt, Tim Holland, and Nathaniel Isaacson. Illustrated by Martha Burger, Malte Euler, Robert Löbel, Jul Quanouai, Katharina Reinsbach, Christoph Köster, and Julius Wagner.
In Kapsel 04 – Träume (Engl.: Dreams), a special issue, new ideas of the future are sought and discussed. How do we want to live? What do people in China and Germany dream of? Baoshu, Anja Kümmel, Tim Holland and Anna Wu have each written their own positive vision of the future. These are discussed and illustrated by the authors Hendrik Otremba, Josefine Rieks and Ann Cotten, the researcher Jiang Zhenyu, and the artists Ruohan Wang, Julia Krusch, Robert Löbel, Christoph Köster, Haojun Pan, and Wang Yuan.
Kapsel Magazin Issue 03 and 04
Publisher: Fruehwerk Verlag
Editing: Lukas Dubro, Felix Meyer zu Venne, Frederike Schneider Vielsäcker & Chong Shen
Design: Marius Wenker
Format in cm (w × h × d): 29.7 × 19.4 × 0.5 cm
Volume: 72 pages
Release: September 2020 (Kapsel 03) & February 2021 (Kapsel 04)
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