DIE ZEIT: Ms. Berg, in your novel GRM you paint a dark future for us: you tell how Britain is being transformed into a futuristic surveillance state, a fascism of drones and data. A dystopia called that many. Can you relate to the word?
Fear of the future: "Numbers are weapons"
The fear of the future rules, also in the literature. Dystopias are trend. We asked writer Sibylle Berg and science-fiction writer Dietmar Dath: why do artists fear what's coming?