International Science Fiction No. 1 features two stories from Germany, both by the writing team of Helmuth W. Mommers and Ernest Vleck. The first, “The Epsilon Problem” is translated by Harry Warner, Jr.
The Morph-children are the turning point in the long and costly war between mankind and the Spoot. But when their work is done what is to become of them?
Captain Lokart travels to Epsilon base with the daunting task of convincing the unstable Father Epsilon to stand down and begin the process of recuperation.
Helmuth W. Mommers (b. 1943) contributed to German science fiction as a writer, illustrator, editor, and literary agent. After a successful career as a retailer in Sweden, he took an early retirement in Mailorca, Spain, where he co-founded the magazine Nova and edited the annual Visionen (Visions) anthologies. He published a novel, Galacticum, as well as more than fifty short stories. His work has been nominated for the German Science Fiction Award and the Kurd Lasswitz-Award.