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. Instead, the German BattleTech novels were published by Heyne, a major German publishing house, from 1989 onwards in a similar fashion to how ROC took over publishing the novels in the United States. Just like ROC, Heyne also published translations of the "MechWarrior" and "MechWarrior: Dark Age" spinoff lines.

Heyne published one original German BattleTech novel (Phoenix) in 2001 as well as a comprehensive softcover almanach dedicated to the BattleTech franchise as a whole (BattleTech: Die Welt des 31. Jahrhunderts).

In 2004, after having obtained the full license to what was now "Classic BattleTech", FanPro launched a new line of German BattleTech novels under the Classic BattleTech moniker. Beyond reprints of the older novel The Sword and the Dagger and the Warrior Trilogy, this novel line comprised of new, original stories instead of translating existing american novels. (At this point, the entire original english-language novel line had been translated already.) Publication of new, original German novels by FanPro was put on hold in 2008 following licensing disagreements.

In 2011 Ulisses Spiele acquired the rights and continued the novel lines in 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]

BattleTech Series[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) rule book
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 rear cover of MechWarrior: The BattleTech Role Playing Game
Warrior - En Garde
Riposte
06, Riposte
Heyne, 1990
06/4688
ISBN: 3453043103
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from BattleTech (First to Third Edition) 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) rule book
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 Blood of Heroes novel
Ideal War
Stahlgladiatoren
19, Stahlgladiatoren ("Steel Gladiators")
Heyne, 1994
06/5116
ISBN: 3453072812
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Ideal War novel
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 Color Reference Section of The BattleTech Compendium rule book
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 Main Event novel
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 boxed set
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 source book
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 Tales of the Black Widow Company source book
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
German cover was taken from color plates of BattleTech Compendium: The Rules of Warfare rule book
Star Lord
Pflichtübung
29, Pflichtübung ("Obligatory act")
Heyne, 1996
06/5347
ISBN: 9783453094390
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Tactical Handbook rule book
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 Tactical Handbook rule book
Malicious Intent
Im Herzen des Chaos
31, Im Herzen des Chaos ("At the Heart of Chaos")
Heyne, 1996
06/5392
ISBN: 9783453094703
14,90 DM/110,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Tactics of Duty novel
Hearts of Chaos
Operation Excalibur
32, Operation Excalibur
Heyne, 1996
06/5492
ISBN: 3453109279
14,90 DM/110,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from The Falcon and the Wolf source book
Operation Excalibur
Der schwarze Drache
33, Der schwarze Drache
Heyne, 1997
06/5493
ISBN: 9783453109513
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Hot Spots source book
Black Dragon
Der Vater der Dinge
34, Der Vater der Dinge ("The Father of all Things")
Heyne, 1998
06/5636
ISBN: 3453118871
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Highlander Gambit novel
Impetus of War
Höhenflug
35, Höhenflug ("Flight of Fancy")
Heyne, 1998
06/5655
ISBN: 3453119231
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
Apocryphal product
German cover was taken from Close Quarters novel
No Limits
Blindpartie
36, Blindpartie
Heyne, 1998
06/5886
ISBN: 3453126548
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Double Blind
Loyal zu Liao
37, Loyal zu Liao ("Loyal to Liao")
Heyne, 1999
06/5893
ISBN: 9783453126763
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from 1996 reprint of Heir to the Dragon novel
Binding Force
Exodus
38, Exodus
Heyne, 1999
06/6238
ISBN: 3453133161
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Exodus Road
Heimatwelten
39, Heimatwelten ("Homeworlds")
Heyne, 1998
06/6239
ISBN: 3453133420
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Grave Covenant
1st edition, 1999
Die Jäger (1st edition)

2nd edition, 2001
Die Jäger (2nd edition)
40, Die Jäger
Heyne, 1999
06/6240
ISBN: 3453139887
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Source for German cover of 2001 reprint is unknown
The Hunters
Freigeburt
41, Freigeburt
Heyne, 1999
06/6241
ISBN: 3453140044
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Freebirth
Feuer und Schwert
42, Feuer und Schwert ("Fire and Sword")
Heyne, 1999
06/6242
ISBN: 3453148886
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Sword and Fire
Schatten der Vernichtung
42a, Schatten der Vernichtung ("Shadows of Annihilation")
Heyne, 2000
06/6299
ISBN: 3453168704
7,95 EUR/15,55 DM
Shadows of War
Der Kriegerprinz
43, Der Kriegerprinz ("The Warrior Prince")
Heyne, 2000
06/6243
ISBN: 3453149025
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Prince of Havoc
Falke im Aufwind
44, Falke im Aufwind ("Falcon in Updraft")
Heyne, 2000
06/6244
ISBN: 3453156536
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Falcon Rising
Gefährlicher Ehrgeiz
45, Gefährlicher Ehrgeiz
Heyne, 2000
06/6245
ISBN: 9783453156708
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Threads of Ambition
Die Natur des Kriegers
46, Die Natur des Kriegers ("A Warrior's Nature")
Heyne, 2000
06/6246
ISBN: 3453161858
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Northwind Highlanders source book
The Killing Fields
Die Spitze des Dolches
47, Die Spitze des Dolches
Heyne, 2000
06/6247
ISBN: 3453161971
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
Dagger Point
Trügerische Siege
48, Trügerische Siege
Heyne, 2001
06/6248
ISBN: 3453171004
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS / ab 1.1.2002 7,50 EUR
Illusions of Victory
Gezeiten der Macht
49, Gezeiten der Macht ("Tides of Power")
Heyne, 2001
06/6249
ISBN: 3453171160
7,95 EUR
German cover was taken from Record Sheets: 3025 & 3026
Patriots and Tyrants
MechWarrior
50, MechWarrior
Heyne, 2001
06/6250
ISBN: 3453179412
10,00 EUR
Ghost of Winter
Roar of Honor
By Blood Betrayed
Die erste Bürgerpflicht
51, Die erste Bürgerpflicht ("Principal Civic Duty")
Heyne, 2001
06/6251
ISBN: 3453187784
7,95 EUR/15,55 DM
Measure of a Hero
Phoenix
52, Phoenix
Heyne, 2001
06/6252
ISBN: 3453187903
7,95 EUR/15,55 DM
Apocryphal novel
Original German product, cover was taken from Wolf Pack novel
no english edition published
Der Weg des Ruhms
53, Der Weg des Ruhms
Heyne, 2002
06/6253
ISBN: 9783453196667
7,95 EUR
German cover was taken from The Dragon Roars source book
Path of Glory
Flammen der Revolte
54, Flammen der Revolte ("Flames of Insurrection")
Heyne, 2002
06/6254
ISBN: 3453196813
7,95 EUR
German cover was taken from Operation: Flashpoint source book
Flashpoint
Mein ist die Rache
55, Mein ist die Rache ("Vengeance is Mine")
Heyne, 2002
06/6255
ISBN: 9783453213210
7,95 EUR
German cover was taken from 1998 anniversary edition of Warrior: Riposte novel
Test of Vengeance
In die Pflicht genommen
56, In die Pflicht genommen
Heyne, 2002
06/6256
ISBN: 345321322X
7,95 EUR
German cover was taken from Record Sheets: 3060
Call of Duty
Ein guter Tag zum Sterben
57, Ein guter Tag zum Sterben ("A Good Day to Die")
Heyne, 2002
06/6257
ISBN: 3453863232
7,95 EUR
German cover was taken from Record Sheets: Upgrades
The Dying Time
Drohendes Verhängnis
58, Drohendes Verhängnis ("Looming Doom")
Heyne, 2003
06/6258
ISBN: 3453863240
7,95 EUR
German cover was taken from Field Manual: Federated Suns source book
edition shows wrong series no. on cover (53 instead of 58)
Imminent Crisis
Stürme des Schicksals
59, Stuerme des Schicksals
Heyne, 2002
06/6259
ISBN: 3453870549
7,95 EUR
German cover was taken from Technical Readout: 3058
Storms of Fate
Operation Risiko
60, Operation Risiko
Heyne, 2003
06/6260
ISBN: 3453870646
7,95 EUR
German cover was taken from back cover of BattleTech (Fourth Edition) boxed set
Operation Audacity
Finale
61, Finale
Heyne, 2003
ISBN: 3453870735
7,95 EUR
German cover was taken from Technical Readout: 3067
Endgame

other publications[edit]

German cover №, Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Additional Info
Original cover
BattleTech, Die Welt des 31. Jahrhunderts
01, BattleTech – Die Welt des 31. Jahrhunderts
Heyne, 2002
06/6298
ISBN: 3453213661
13,00 EUR
Apocryphal non-fiction
no english edition published

FanPro[edit]

Classic BattleTech[edit]

German cover Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Original cover
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

BattleTech[edit]

German cover Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Original cover
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

other publications[edit]

German cover №, Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Additional Info
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

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
Sturm auf Arc Royal
Sturm auf Arc-Royal
Die Kanonen von Thunder Rock
Die Kanonen von Thunder Rock
Blutige Jagd
Blutige Jagd
Soldat und Spion
Soldat und Spion
Griskan Orlov 3 Verraeter und Verteidiger
Verräter und Verteidiger
Im Schatten der Bestie
Im Schatten der Bestie
Waffengefaehrten
Waffengefährten
Die Albatros-Akte print
Die Albatros-Akte ebook
Die Albatros-Akte
Clan-Wächter
In Blakes Namen
Blindpartie
Das Blut der Kerensky: Tödliches Erbe
Riskante Ziele
Wölfe an der Grenze
Ich bin Jadefalke
Riskante Ziele
Dunkles Schicksal
Blutrecht
Black Thorn Blues
Operation Excalibur
Kalkuliertes Risiko
Das Blut der Kerensky: Blutiges Vermächtnis
Das Antlitz des Krieges
Clankrieger
Über dem Gesetz
Wolfsrudel
Prinzip der Verwüstung
Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel
Auf der Flucht
Stahlgladiatoren
Adel vernichtet
Highlander Gambit
Pflichtübung
Loyal zu Liao
Abgefeimte Pläne
Verraten und Verkauft
Fernes Land
Allein gegen alle
Blakes Horror
Das Schwert und der Dolch