Thriller by Zoë Beck: What App developers dream

In her last book, she has described an England long after the Brexit and professional drug delivery via drone. "London, maybe soon" it was three years ago, at

Thriller by Zoë Beck: What App developers dream

In her last book, she has described an England long after the Brexit and professional drug delivery via drone. "London, maybe soon" it was three years ago, at the beginning of the "supplier". Now, in "Paradise City", moves Zoë Beck a bit further into the future.

Peter Körte

editor in the Feuilleton section of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung in Berlin.

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"Thriller" is on the book jacket, but it is also a bit of Science Fiction here. She sneaks quietly into the history, not in the Form of large machines, smarter Android or irradiated apocalyptic landscapes, you will be so indicated discreetly and cleverly that one understands on the first pages only slowly that we are in the future. The young journalist Liina is in the Uckermark on the way, allegedly, a woman was bitten by a Jackal. You see abandoned houses, dilapidated villages, stray cats, loitering young men. You have to two or three times to look, the small signals in addition to sets or casual observations read, which irritate the perception.

jackals in the Uckermark

This combination of detective novel and Science-Fiction only a few German authors succeed, even if the one or the other believes always changes to the trust. The 45-year-old Zoë Beck, you need not Worry. She has demonstrated in eight of crime, the wide range of their skills to novels, she has as a former producer and as an active synchronous Director have enough experience with scripts to know that even in the literature, effects be the greater, the more economical and better to the effects of dosed.

in The near future, in the plot of "Paradise City" plays, is not so far removed that you would not know much yet. Berlin has become a kind of historical theme Park. Capital of the Rhine-Main area, a Ten-million Megacity is. On Frankfurt's Museum embankment, the ministries, the museums has been moved to Bad Vilbel. Not such a bad pulse in the current debate on the new Theater. And a rail link, which shortens the travel time between Berlin and Frankfurt in less than two hours, would be also overdue.

It is a world in which almost everything works very well. On the first glance. And only in the megacities. Measles pandemics and antibiotic resistance have decimated the population by the 2030s in order to forty percent. The back is at the beginning of the novel for quite a while. Now a health App called "KOS" – it works in the body implanted Chip – that all of the vitals are available, investigations requested, medication is delivered and the social points are collected from the China of today.

The interest in facts is dead

The public service media are state media, which is not too far-fetched. "The interest in facts was dead," it says again. The public space is continuously monitored, however, there are illegal "video blocker", a Software to evade the duration of the visibility temporarily.

Updated Date: 25 June 2020, 10:19

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