Afrikaanse Wetenskapsfiksie Voor 1994

Twelve years ago, in 2008, I posted on an Afrikaans online forum a list of Afrikaans sci-fi novels that were published before 1994. I had built up the list from no single source as there was none back then; I had explored online book dealers and various scattered Web pages, and my aim was to document for sci-fi aficionados the Afrikaans literary production in the late Union of South Africa.

Since the publication, the forum has ceased to exist, so my list vanished from the Web. Therefore I am publishing it today on this blog, after completing it from two sources that deal with Afrikaans sci-fi (wetenskapsfiksie or WF), namely the Wikipedia page Lys van Afrikaanse wetenskapsfiksie and the Afrifiksie website, both of which did not exist at the time. – Picking from all these sources, I believe my list remains one of, if not the most comprehensive on the topic (keeping in mind it only deals with novels and short novels and dedicated collections of short stories, and not with sci-fi short stories scattered in reviews or miscellaneous collections).

I have translated the book titles in English.

The present list completes another specialized sci-fi bibliography posted earlier on this blog (here). It also complements my previous posts on Afrikaner culture (see Index/Table of Contents).

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C.F. Beyers-Boshoff, Jasper en die ruimtemanne, 1960 (Jasper and the space people)

Arthur Bleksley, Reisigers deur die ruim, 1961 (Travelers through space); Skatte van die Suidpool, 1963 (Treasures from the South Pole)

J.B. Botes, Kobus en die wasem, 1981 (Kobus and the haze)

Johan Bredell, Die ruimeteskip Celeste, 1982 (Spaceship Celeste); Die oorlewendes, 1984 (The survivors)

Frans Coetzee, Rikus en die ding met die Dukse, 1986 (Rikus and the thing with the Dukse)

John Coetzee, Agon en die donkerplaneet, 1993 (Agon and the dark planet)

Jan Combrink, Atlan, prins van Atlantis, 1980 (Atlan, Prince of Atlantis)

Pierre Conradie, Ekliptika X, 1971

De Waal Venter, Die vyf-millimeter-avontuur, 1984 (The 5 millimeters adventure); Vyffff, 1988; Mieg se kort en lang middag, 1991 (Mieg’s short and long midday)

Tiaan Eybers (eent. Salmon van Tonder), Monsters van Venus, 1959 (Monsters from Venus); Planeet van verskrikking, 1959 (Terror Planet); Orde van Kreon, 1960 (Words from  Kreon); Ridders van die ruimte, 1960 (Riders from Space); Tolvlug van die straaljagter, 1961 (Spin of the jet fighters)

Nellis Fourie, Voordat die son verduister, 1960 (Before the sun darkens)

PC (Pierre) Haarhoff, Uit ‘n ander wêreld, 1987 (From another world) [Eugène Maraisprys]

Helena Hugo, Atlantis, 1979; Galapagos, 1980; Bestemming Xenos, 1981 (Destination Xenos); Rolfie se robot, 1982 (Rolfie’s robot); Pegasus, 1993

Eben de Jager, Gevange op die metaalplaneet, 1969 (Prisoners of the metal planet)

Marietjie de Jongh, Bietjie-Kir en die man in die Karoo, 1991 (Bietjie-Kir [pronounce bikkie-kir] and the man in the Karoo)

Chris Karsten, Floris Sapiens: ’n Fantasie, 1985

Amelia Kellerman, As ons die maan mis ry, 1993 (When we misride the moon)

W.A. (Wilhelm Abraham) de Klerk, Die vallei van die rooi gode, 1945 (The valley of the red gods); Die wolkemaker, 1959 (The cloud makers); Die skarlaken eskader, 1959 (The scarlet squadron)

Johan Kock, Leon Hugo: Ruimteloods, 1981 (Leon Hugo space pilot); Leon Hugo: Ruimtevegter, 1982 (L.H. space fighter); Die rekenaarkomplot, 1983 (The computer conspiracy)

I.D. Lamprecht, Sending Kosmos, 1980 (Mission Kosmos)

C.J. Langenhoven, Loeloeraai, 1923 [the first sci-fi story written in Afrikaans]

André Marais, Wagter in die ruimte, 1959 (Watch in space)

Pets Marais, Winter van die NOVA, 1985 (The winter of NOVA)

Empie Maritz, Avontuur op Mars, 1980 (Adventure on Mars); Gesoek: Dinosourus van die Drakensberg, 1989 (Hunted: Dinosaur of the Drakensberg)

Wille Martin, Die skat van die groen see, 1961 (The treasure of the green sea); Kaptein Kristin reeks: Planeet 3, 1981 (Captain Kristin series: Planet 3); Narcissus, 1982; Atlantis, 1982

André van der Merwe, Ruimte polisie reeks: Slawe van die Marsmanne, 1964 (Space police series: Slaves of the Martians); Rowers van die Ruimte-Eeu, 1964 (Raiders from the Space-Age)

Mikro, eent. Christoffel Hermanus Kühn, Sias en Mias reeks: Sias se Spoetnik, 1960 (Sias’s Spoutnik); Sias se ruimtetuig, 1982 (Sias’s spacecraft)

Nanda Pauw, As die wit duiwe vlieg, 1987 (When the white doves fly); Die laaste profeet: ‘n toekomsverhaal oor vryheid, vrede en liefde, 1988 (The last prophet: A story of freedom, peace and love)

Martie Preller, Jy en die draakakkedis, 1992 (You and the dragon lizard)

Jan Rabie, Swart ster oor die Karoo. ‘n Toekomsfantasie, 1957 (Black star over the Karoo); Die groen planeet. ’n Toekomsverhaal oor die eerste kolonie op Mars, 1961 (The green planet: A story of the first colony on Mars) ; Die hemelblom. Toekomsroman, 1971 (The sky flower)

Berti Reyneke, Arendsvlug, 1983 (Eagle’s flight)

Leon Rousseau, Fritz Deelman reeks: Fritz Deelman en die swart eiland, 1956 (Fritz Deelman and the black island); Fritz Deelman en die skepe van Mars, 1957 (F.D. and the ships from Mars); Fritz Deelman en die diepsee-duikbol, 1958 (F.D. and the deep-sea sphere); Fritz Deelman en die groen dood, 1958 (F.D. and the green death); Fritz Deelman en die atoom duikboot, 1959 (F.D. and the atomic submarine)

JN Roux, Die vaart van die Orion, 1981 (The odyssey of the Orion)

Juan Sadie, Terra Piering 1, 1979 (Terra Saucer 1); Die swart duikboot, 1980 (The black submarine); Planeet Malustra, 1981

Karel Schoeman, Na die geliefde land, 1972 (To the beloved land); Afskeid en vertrek, 1990 [“toekomsverhale omtrent ’n Suid-Afrika waar daar ’n politieke situasie van anargie en terreur heers”; Schoeman het 1999 die Orde van Voortreflike Diens van Oud-President Nelson Madela ontvang] (Farewell and Leaving)

Brenda Schröder, Snater, 1990 (Gibber)

Kobus Smit, Die bruin planeet, (voor 1984) (The brown planet)

Topsy Smith, Marsmanne op Petrusdorp, 1966 (Martians in Petrusdorp)

Pieter Steen, Dwergplaneet, 1989 (Dwarf planet); Wotan SQ7, 1989

Ilse Steenberg, Blou vier en groen vier, 1981 (Blue 4 and Green 4)

Elmar Steyn, Hilgar se Helde, 1965 (Hilgar’s heroes)

M. (Marthinus) Steyn van Rooyen, Die geheimsinnige vlieënde piering, 1960 (The mysterious flying saucer)

L. Terblanche, Die vlieënde piering, 1962 (The flying saucer)

Joey G. van Niekerk, Robbie die robotmannetjie, 1976 (Robbie the little robot); Robbie maak moles, 1976; Speurder Robbie (datum?) (Spy Robbie); Robbie en die dwelmbende, 1976 (R. and the narco gang)

August van Oordt, Seuns van die wolke: ’n Toekomsverhaal, 1931 (Sons of the clouds)

Rocco van Schalkwyk, Sending Reijger, 1980 (Mission Reijger); Die weerstandsbeweging van Ikaros, 2027, 1983 (The resistance movement of Ikaros, 2027)

Jef van Staden, Simon Rand reeks: Die Breinduiwels, 1961 (The brain devils); Breinduiwels uit die ooste, 1961 (Brain devils from the East); Die man van Venus, 1961 (The man from Venus); Moord op die agterkant van die maan, 1961 (Murder on the dark side of the moon); Nuwe Farao in die groot piramide, 1961 (New Pharaoh in the great pyramid); Die Marsmanne gryp in, 1962 (The Martians step in); Die onsigbare gammastrale, 1962 (The invisible gamma rays); Die graviton-krisis, 1962 (The graviton crisis); Henk Human en die moordlustige breindokter, 1962 (Henk Human and the murderous brain doctor)

Braam van der Vyver, De Bruyn se brein, 1993 (De Bruyn’s brain)

Cobus van Wyk, Onheil in die ruimte, 1983 (Disaster in space)

Andries de Wit, Operasie Bom: ’n sterverkenner avontuur, 1989 (Operation Bomb: A star explorer adventure)

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