The Black Mirror & Other Stories: An Anthology of Science Fiction from Germany & Austria, ed. Franz Rottensteiner, trans. Mike Mitchell
My brother the German expert recommended this book to me a while back and I eventually got around to requesting it through ILL. It's a neat collection! Rottensteiner does a historical survey of SF in the German language, beginning with material from the 1870s (which predicts the Internet!). Sections cover pre-WWI, the inter-war period, post-WWII stories from West and East Germany separately, and then a final post-reunification period of current SF.
Quite a few of the stories are excellent and I really enjoyed them. A few are a bit dull. A couple of the modern ones are a little too freaky for my taste, one is alternate history, and the last one will make you sniffle (so don't skip it if you're getting tired). Here are the ones I liked best:
The Martian Spy
Malvu the Helmsman
The Black Mirror
A Letter From the Other Side
A very interesting collection--if you're an SF person put it on your list of necessary reads. It's worth reading if you're not an SF aficionado too. I'm not a big SF fan and I liked it.