The Invisible Circle – Bernd Ulbrich (1977)

It’s not often I have much to say on the publisher of a book, but in this case, I think its worth saying a few words before diving into our review. Founded in 1946 on Berlin’s Friedrichstraße from the ruins of the war, the publishing house Verlag Das Neue Berlin (New Berlin Publishers) would come to be perhaps the DDR’s second most important distributor of fantasy and science fiction (or “utopian fiction” as it was commonly known in the socialist world).

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