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.
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.

Note: The German title was only translated in the following list in cases where it differs from the original (english) title, and for German-only publications.

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 only be considered apocryphal.

Heyne[edit]

German cover №, Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Additional Info
Original cover
Entscheidung am Thunder Rift
01, Entscheidung am Thunder Rift
Heyne, 1989
06/4628
ISBN: 3453038894
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Mechwarrior (First Edition)
Decision at Thunder Rift
Der Söldnerstern
02, Der Söldnerstern
Heyne, 1989
06/4629
ISBN: 3453038908
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Technical Readout: 3025
Mercenary's Star
Der Preis des Ruhms
03, Der Preis des Ruhms
Heyne, 1989
06/4630
ISBN: 3453038916
14,80 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Technical Readout: 3025
The Price of Glory
Das Schwert und der Dolch
04, Das Schwert und der Dolch
Heyne, 1990
06/4686
ISBN: 3453042719
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
The Sword and the Dagger
En Garde
05, En Garde
Heyne, 1990
06/4687
ISBN: 3453042891
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from The Kell Hounds
Warrior - En Garde
Riposte
06, Riposte
Heyne, 1990
06/4688
ISBN: 3453043103
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from BattleTech (boardgame) boxed set
Warrior - Riposte
Coupé
07, Coupé
Heyne, 1990
06/4689
ISBN: 3453043200
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from the back cover of the Battledroids boxed set
Warrior - Coupé
Wölfe an der Grenze
08, Wölfe an der Grenze
Heyne, 1991
06/4794
ISBN: 345304990-X
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
Wolves on the Border
Ein Erbe für den Drachen
09, Ein Erbe für den Drachen ("An heir for the Dragon")
Heyne, 1991
06/4829
ISBN: 3453050169
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
Heir to the Dragon
Tödliches Erbe
10, Tödliches Erbe
Heyne, 1992
06/4870
ISBN: 3453053907
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
Lethal Heritage
Blutiges Vermächtnis
11, Blutiges Vermächtnis ("Bloody Legacy")
Heyne, 1992
06/4871
ISBN: 3453053974
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Blood Legacy
Dunkles Schicksal
12, Dunkles Schicksal ("Dark Fate")
Heyne, 1992
06/4872
ISBN: 3453058364
16,90 DM125,00 ÖS
Lost Destiny
Clankrieger
13, Clankrieger ("Clan Warrior")
Heyne, 1993
06/4931
ISBN: 3453058496
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Way of the Clans
Blutrecht
14, Blutrecht ("Bloodright")
Heyne, 1993
06/4932
ISBN: 3453061985
12,90 DM/99,00 ÖS
Bloodname
Falkenwacht
15, Falkenwacht (Lit. "Falcon Watch"; named differently from the eponymous unit which was translated as "Falkengarde")
Heyne, 1993
06/4933
ISBN: 3453061985
12,90 DM/99,00 ÖS
Falcon Guard
Wolfsrudel
16, Wolfsrudel
Heyne, 1993
06/5058
ISBN: 3453066316
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Mechwarrior, Second Edition
Wolf Pack
Natürliche Auslese
17, Natürliche Auslese
Heyne, 1993
06/5078
ISBN: 3453072421
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
Natural Selection
Das Antlitz des Krieges
18, Das Antlitz des Krieges ("The Face of War")
Heyne, 1994
06/5097
ISBN: 3453072618
12,90 DM/99,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from novel Blood of Heroes
Ideal War
Stahlgladiatoren
19, Stahlgladiatoren ("Steel Gladiators")
Heyne, 1994
06/5116
ISBN: 3453072812
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from novel Ideal War
Main Event
Die Stunde der Helden
20, Die Stunde der Helden ("The Hour of Heroes")
Heyne, 1994
06/5128
ISBN: 9783453077485
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from ?
Blood of Heroes
Kalkuliertes Risiko
21, Kalkuliertes Risiko ("Calculated Risk")
Heyne, 1994
06/5148
ISBN: 9783453077690
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from novel Main Event
Assumption of Risk
Fernes Land
22, Fernes Land
Heyne, 1995
06/5168
ISBN: 9783453077836
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Technical Readout: 3055
Far Country
Black Thorn Blues
23, Black Thorn Blues
Heyne, 1994
06/5290
ISBN: 9783453079922
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from BattleTech Reinforcements
D.R.T.
Auge um Auge
24, Auge um Auge ("Eye for an Eye")
Heyne, 1995
06/5272
ISBN: 9783453079786
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS

German cover was taken from Bloodright (scenario pack)
Close Quarters
Die Kriegerkaste
25, Die Kriegerkaste ("The Warrior Caste")
Heyne, 1995
06/5195
ISBN: 9783453079649
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS

German cover was taken from source book Tales of the Black Widow Company
Bred for War
Ich bin Jadefalke
26, Ich bin Jadefalke
Heyne, 1996
06/5314
ISBN: 345308568X
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
I Am Jade Falcon
Highlander Gambit
27, Highlander Gambit
Heyne, 1995
06/5335
ISBN: 9783453085824
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Highlander Gambit
Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel
28, Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel ("Knights without Dread and Reprimand")
Heyne, 1996
06/5358
ISBN: 3453085973
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Star Lord
29, Pflichtübung
Tactics of Duty
Abgefeimte Pläne
30, Abgefeimte Pläne ("Villainous Schemes")
Heyne, 1997
06/5391
ISBN: 3453094557
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from rules book Tactical Handbook
Malicious Intent
31, Im Herzen des Chaos
Hearts of Chaos
32, Operation Excalibur
Operation Excalibur
Der schwarze Drache
33, Der schwarze Drache
Heyne, 1997
06/5493
ISBN: 9783453109513
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Black Dragon
34, Der Vater der Dinge
Impetus of War
Höhenflug
35, Höhenflug ("Flight of Fancy")
Heyne, 1998
06/5655
ISBN: 3453119231
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from novel Close Quarters
No Limits
36, Blindpartie
Double Blind
Loyal zu Liao
37, Loyal zu Liao ("Loyal to Liao")
Heyne, 1999
06/5893
ISBN: 9783453126763
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Binding Force
38, Exodus
Exodus Road
39, Heimatwelten
Grave Covenant
Die Jäger
40, Die Jäger
Heyne, 1999
06/6240
ISBN: 3453139887
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
The Hunters
41, Freigeburt
Freebirth
42, Feuer und Schwert
Sword and Fire
42a, Schatten der Vernichtung
Shadows of War
43, Der Kriegerprinz
Prince of Havoc
44, Falken im Aufwind
Falcon Rising
45, Gefährlicher Ehrgeiz
Threads of Ambition
46, Die Natur des Kriegers
The Killing Fields
47, Die Spitze des Dolches
Dagger Point
48, Trügerische Siege
Illusions of Victory
49, Gezeiten der Macht
Patriots and Tyrants
50, Mechwarrior
51, Die erste Bürgerpflicht
Measure of a Hero
52, Phoenix no english version published
53, Der Weg des Ruhms
Path of Glory
54, Flammen der Revolte
Flashpoint
Mein ist die Rache
55, Mein ist die Rache (Vengeance is Mine)
Heyne, 2002
06/6255
ISBN: 9783453213210
7,95 EUR
Test of Vengeance
56, In die Pflicht genommen
Call of Duty
57, Ein guter Tag zum Sterben
The Dying Time
58, Drohendes Verhängnis
59, Stürme des Schicksals
Storms of Fate
60, Operation Risiko
61, Finale
Endgame

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
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