ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Volkmar Weiss, born in 1944, is a German geneticist and historian. He graduated from Humboldt University of Berlin with a doctor of science degree in 1972, after presenting his dissertation on the heredity of intellectual giftedness for mathematics and technology. In 1990, he earned his postdoctoral qualification as a geneticist with the book Psychogenetik: Humangenetik in Psychologie und Psychiatrie [Psychogenetics: Human Genetics in Psychology and Psychiatry] and in 1993 as a social historian with the book Bevölkerung und soziale Mobilität: Sachsen 1550–1880 [Population and Social Mobility: Saxony 1550–1880]. From 1990 to 2007, he was head of the German Central Office for Genealogy. In 2000, he published Die IQ-Falle: Intelligenz, Sozialstruktur und Politik [The IQ Case: Intelligence, Social Structure, and Politics]. He has spent his retirement writing nonfiction books and alternative history novels, among them, in 2012, Die Intelligenz und ihre Feinde: Aufstieg und Niedergang der Industriegesellschaft [Intelligence and Its Enemies: The Rise and Decline of Industrial Society] and, in 2007, Das Reich Artam: Die alternative Geschichte 1941–2099 [The Reich Artam: The Alternative History 1941–2099].
ABOUT THE TRANSLATOR:
Tanya Fox was born in Melbourne, Australia. She earned a dual bachelor’s degree in German and applied ethics from Queensland University of Technology in Australia and Universität Tübingen in Germany. She began translating in 1998 while teaching in the English department at Universität Tübingen, where she translated academic papers for her German colleagues. She currently lives in the United States, contracting as a German translator for various international clients and as a freelance proofreader and editor for a number of English-language publishers.
She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries about publishing projects.