List of German BattleTech novels

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Although it is an official BattleTech product, the subject of this article does not meet the current criteria for Canon for the BattleTech universe.
See the article's section on Canonicity for details.


This article discusses the entire German line of BattleTech novels, the majority of which were translated from novels published in English by FASA and ROC in the United States.
For original German BattleTech novels, i.e. those that were published in German but not in English, see List of BattleTech novels#Original German Language BattleTech books.
While FanPro produced and published the German edition of BattleTech since 1988, they were too small to handle publication of the accompanying novel line themselves except for the German translation of the Shrapnel anthology, which they published under their Phoenix imprint. The novels, meanwhile, were published by Heyne, a major German publishing house, from 1989 onwards in a similar fashion to how ROC took over publishing the novels while FASA published the game in the United States.

Just like ROC, Heyne also produced the later "MechWarrior" and "MechWarrior: Dark Age" spinoff lines.

FanPro created extra content in addition to translating FASA material, and similarly Heyne published one original German BattleTech novel (Phoenix) in 2001 as well as a sourcebook dedicated to the BattleTech franchise as a whole.

FanPro, having reduced themselves to the book publisher that previously was their Phoenix imprint, launched a new line of novels under the "Classic BattleTech" moniker in 2004. This line, which included reprints of older novels comprised mostly of new, original fiction, was put on hold in 2008 following licensing disagreements with the American IP owners; Ulisses Spiele subsequently acquired the rights and continued the novel lines in 2011 where Heyne and FanPro, respectively, had left off.


Canonicity

German publications as such do not fall under the current definition of Canon for the BattleTech universe. Consequently, those German-only books that were not translated from an English publication but were published under a valid license can be considered apocryphal.

Heyne[edit]

German cover Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Original cover
Entscheidung am Thunder Rift
Entscheidung am Thunder Rift
Heyne, 1989
06/4628
ISBN: 3453038894
14,90 DM
Decision at Thunder Rift
Der Söldnerstern
Der Söldnerstern
Heyne, 1989
06/4629
ISBN: 3453038908
16,90 DM
Mercenary's Star
Der Preis des Ruhms
Heyne, 1989
06/4630
ISBN: 3453038916
14,80 DM
The Price of Glory
Das Schwert und der Dolch
Das Schwert und der Dolch
Heyne, 1990
06/4686
ISBN: 3453042719
14,90 DM
The Sword and the Dagger
En Garde
En Garde
Heyne, 1990
06/4687
ISBN: 3453042891
14,90 DM
Warrior - En Garde
Riposte
Riposte
Heyne, 1990
06/4688
ISBN: 3453043103
14,90 DM
Warrior - Riposte
Coupé
Coupé
Heyne, 1990
06/4689
ISBN: 3453043200
14,90 DM
Warrior - Coupé
Wölfe an der Grenze
Wölfe an der Grenze
Heyne, 1991
06/4794
ISBN: 345304990-X
16,90 DM
Wolves on the Border
Ein Erbe für den Drachen
Ein Erbe für den Drachen
Heyne, 1991
06/4829
ISBN: 3453050169
16,90 DM
Heir to the Dragon
Tödliches Erbe
Tödliches Erbe
Heyne, 1992
06/4870
ISBN: 3453053907
16,90 DM
Lethal Heritage
Blutiges Vermächtnis
Heyne, 1992
06/4871
ISBN: 3453053974
14,90 DM
Blood Legacy
Dunkles Schicksal ("Dark Fate")
Heyne, 1992
06/4872
ISBN: 3453058364
16,90 DM
Lost Destiny
Clankrieger ("Clan Warrior")
Heyne, 1993
06/4931
ISBN: 3453058496
14,90 DM
Way of the Clans
Blutrecht ("Bloodright")
Heyne, 1993
06/4932
ISBN: 3453061985
12,90 DM
Bloodname
Falkenwacht ("Falcon Watch"; named differently from the eponymous unit which was translated as "Falkengarde")
Heyne, 1993
06/4933
ISBN: 3453061985
12,90 DM
Falcon Guard
Wolfsrudel
Wolfsrudel
Heyne, 1993
06/5058
ISBN: 3453066316
16,90 DM
Wolf Pack

FanPro[edit]

German cover Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Original cover
Schrapnell
Schrapnell
Phoenix (FanPro imprint), 1997
10551
ISBN: 3890645518
24,80 DM
Unlike the US edition which was sourcebook-sized, the German edition was printed as a 216-page pocket book (ca. 134m x 208mm).
Shrapnel
Wahnsinn und Methode
Wahnsinn und Methode ("Madness and Method")
FanPro, 2004
31001
ISBN: 978-3890645926
9,00 €
n/a
Clangründer: Abkehr
Clangründer: Abkehr ("Clan Founder: Breakaway")
FanPro, 2004
31005
ISBN: 978-3890645964
9,00 €
(published via BattleCorps as Fall from Glory in 2007)
Das Schwert und der Dolch
Das Schwert und der Dolch
FanPro, 2004
31006
ISBN: 978-3890644257
9,00 €
The Sword and the Dagger
Über dem Gesetz
Über dem Gesetz ("Above the Law")
FanPro, 2005
31005
ISBN: 978-3890645179
9,00 €
n/a
En Garde
Warrior: En Garde
FanPro, 2005
31008
ISBN: 978-3890645452
9,00 €
Warrior - En Garde
Riposte
Riposte
FanPro, 2005
31009
ISBN: 978-3890645469
9,00 €
Warrior - Riposte
Coupé
Coupé
FanPro, 2005
31010
ISBN: 978-3890645476
9,00 €
Warrior - Coupé
Clangründer: Traum
Clangründer: Traum ("Clan Founder: Dream")
FanPro, 2006
31007
ISBN: 978-3890645971
9,00 €
(announced for publication via BattleCorps as Visions of Rebirth in 2007, but unpublished so far)
Früchte voll Bitterkeit
Früchte voll Bitterkeit ("Fruits (full) of Bitterness")
FanPro, 2006
31011
ISBN: 978-3890644585
9,00 €
n/a
Katze unter Bären
Katze unter Bären ("Cat among Bears")
First part of the Bear Cycle
FanPro, 2006
31018
ISBN: 978-3890644905
9,00 €
n/a
Clanwächter
Clanwächter ("Clan Watchers", apparently referring to operatives in the Clan Watch)
Second part of the Bear Cycle
FanPro, 2007
31019
ISBN: 978-3890644912
9,00 €
n/a
In Ungnade
In Ungnade ("(Fallen) In(to) Disfavour")
FanPro, 2007
31016
ISBN: 978-3890644752
9,00 €
(Revised edition published via BattleCorps as Fall from Grace in 2008)
Mission Kiamba
Mission Kiamba
Third part of the Bear Cycle
FanPro, 2007
31020
ISBN: 978-3890644936
9,00 €
n/a
En Passant
En Passant
FanPro, 2007
31017
ISBN: 978-3890644790
9,00 €
n/a
Duo Infernale
Duo Infernale
FanPro, 2007
31022
ISBN: 978-3890644981
9,00 €
n/a
Karma
Karma
FanPro, 2007
31021
ISBN: 978-3890644547
9,00 €
n/a
Royal Flush
Royal Flush
FanPro, 2008
31023
ISBN: 978-3890646206
9,00 €
n/a

Ulisses[edit]

German cover Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Original cover
Wiege der Basilisken
Wiege der Basilisken ("Cradle of the Basilisks")
Ulisses Spiele, 2011

ISBN: 3868891536
10,00 DM
n/a
Die Zweifel des Ketzers
MechWarrior Dark Age #17
Die Zweifel des Ketzers ("The Heretic's Doubts")
Ulisses Spiele, 2011

ISBN:3868891625
10,00 €
Heretic's Faith
Andurien-Kriege 1 - Präludium
Classic BattleTech #20
Präludium (Andurien-Kriege 1) ("Prelude (Andurien Wars I)")
Ulisses Spiele, 2011

ISBN: 3868891641
10,00 €
n/a
Festung Republik
MechWarrior Dark Age #18
Festung Republik
Ulisses Spiele, 2012

ISBN:3868891633
10,00 €
Fortress Republic
Andurien-Kriege 2 - Zorn
Classic BattleTech #21
Zorn (Andurien-Kriege 2) ("Wrath (Andurien Wars 2)")
Ulisses Spiele, 2012

ISBN:386889165X
10,00 €
n/a
Blut-Avatar
MechWarrior Dark Age #19
Blut-Avatar
Ulisses Spiele, 2012

ISBN:3868891692
11,95 €
Blood Avatar
Erster Kontrakt
Classic BattleTech #22
Erster Kontrakt ("First Contract")
Fourth part of the Bear Cycle
Ulisses Spiele, 2013

ISBN:3868892621
11,95 €
n/a
Chaostest
MechWarrior Dark Age #20
Chaostest
Ulisses Spiele, 2013

ISBN:3868892575
11,95 €
Trial by Chaos

Other[edit]

German cover Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Original cover
Berserkerbanden
Berserkerbanden
Machtwort Verlag, 2005
ISBN: 3938271272
11,00 €
n/a