GOTTLIEB, Hinko
(1886-1948)
   Yugoslav writer, editor and lawyer whose sf novel, The Key to the Great Gate(manuscript trans Fred Bolman and Ruth Morris from the Serbo-Croat 1947 US), was first composed in an Italian concentration camp(the manuscript was destroyed and had to be reconstructed later). An imprisoned SCIENTIST, having learned how to expand and contract the Einsteinian spacetime continuum, dazzles and befuddles his Nazi guards,gradually becoming an effective symbol of human dignity and the freedom of the spirit. The book is also funny, in a fashion possibly evocative, for readers not familiar with Serbo-Croat literature, of writers like Karel CAPEK.
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Science Fiction and Fantasy Encyclopedia. . 2011.

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