Venus, sometime in the future. A powerful social experiment; can people, robots and artificially intelligent systems exist side-by-side? A new programming language ought to be a source of progress for the human population. The regime promises freedom from exploitation and dependence. To reach that point, however, the population must first submit to a dictatorship. Dath’s narrative is told from the perspective of the young, privileged son of a politician – he describes feelings of freedom and terror, of coercion and emancipation, before the backdrop of advanced technical developments.
Dietmar Dath, born in 1970, is an author, translator, musician and publicist. He has studied Literature and Physics. From 2001 to 2007, he was Editor of the Feuilleton for the FAZ (despite his reputation as a Marxist); since 2011 he has worked as a film critic for FAZ.