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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.

HeyneEdit

German cover №, Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Additional Info
Original cover
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)
02, Der Söldnerstern
Heyne, 1989
06/4629
ISBN: 3453038908
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Technical Readout: 3025
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
04, Das Schwert und der Dolch
Heyne, 1990
06/4686
ISBN: 3453042719
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
05, En Garde
Heyne, 1990
06/4687
ISBN: 3453042891
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from The Kell Hounds
06, Riposte
Heyne, 1990
06/4688
ISBN: 3453043103
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from BattleTech (boardgame) boxed set
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
08, Wölfe an der Grenze
Heyne, 1991
06/4794
ISBN: 345304990-X
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
09, Ein Erbe für den Drachen ("An heir for the Dragon")
Heyne, 1991
06/4829
ISBN: 3453050169
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
10, Tödliches Erbe
Heyne, 1992
06/4870
ISBN: 3453053907
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
11, Blutiges Vermächtnis ("Bloody Legacy")
Heyne, 1992
06/4871
ISBN: 3453053974
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
12, Dunkles Schicksal ("Dark Fate")
Heyne, 1992
06/4872
ISBN: 3453058364
16,90 DM125,00 ÖS
13, Clankrieger ("Clan Warrior")
Heyne, 1993
06/4931
ISBN: 3453058496
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
14, Blutrecht ("Bloodright")
Heyne, 1993
06/4932
ISBN: 3453061985
12,90 DM/99,00 ÖS
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
16, Wolfsrudel
Heyne, 1993
06/5058
ISBN: 3453066316
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Mechwarrior, Second Edition
17, Natürliche Auslese
Heyne, 1993
06/5078
ISBN: 3453072421
16,90 DM/125,00 ÖS
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
19, Stahlgladiatoren ("Steel Gladiators")
Heyne, 1994
06/5116
ISBN: 3453072812
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from novel Ideal War
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 ?
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
22, Fernes Land
Heyne, 1995
06/5168
ISBN: 9783453077836
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from Technical Readout: 3055
23, Black Thorn Blues
Heyne, 1994
06/5290
ISBN: 9783453079922
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from BattleTech Reinforcements
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)
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
26, Ich bin Jadefalke
Heyne, 1996
06/5314
ISBN: 345308568X
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
27, Highlander Gambit
Heyne, 1995
06/5335
ISBN: 9783453085824
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
28, Ritter ohne Furcht und Tadel ("Knights without Dread and Reprimand")
Heyne, 1996
06/5358
ISBN: 3453085973
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
29, Pflichtübung ("Obligatory act")
Heyne, 1996
06/5347
ISBN: 9783453094390
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
German cover was taken from rules book Tactical Handbook
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
31, Im Herzen des Chaos
32, Operation Excalibur
33, Der schwarze Drache
Heyne, 1997
06/5493
ISBN: 9783453109513
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
34, Der Vater der Dinge
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
36, Blindpartie
37, Loyal zu Liao ("Loyal to Liao")
Heyne, 1999
06/5893
ISBN: 9783453126763
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
38, Exodus
39, Heimatwelten
40, Die Jäger
Heyne, 1999
06/6240
ISBN: 3453139887
14,90 DM/109,00 ÖS
41, Freigeburt
42, Feuer und Schwert
42a, Schatten der Vernichtung
43, Der Kriegerprinz
44, Falken im Aufwind
45, Gefährlicher Ehrgeiz
46, Die Natur des Kriegers
47, Die Spitze des Dolches
48, Trügerische Siege
49, Gezeiten der Macht
50, Mechwarrior
51, Die erste Bürgerpflicht
52, Phoenix no english version published
53, Der Weg des Ruhms
Heyne, 2002
06/6253
ISBN: 9783453196667
7,95 EUR
54, Flammen der Revolte
55, Mein ist die Rache (Vengeance is Mine)
Heyne, 2002
06/6255
ISBN: 9783453213210
7,95 EUR
56, In die Pflicht genommen
57, Ein guter Tag zum Sterben
58, Drohendes Verhängnis
59, Stürme des Schicksals
60, Operation Risiko
61, Finale

FanProEdit

German cover Title
Publisher, Year
Product code
ISBN
MSRP
Original cover
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).
Wahnsinn und Methode ("Madness and Method")
FanPro, 2004
31001
ISBN: 978-3890645926
9,00 €
n/a
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
FanPro, 2004
31006
ISBN: 978-3890644257
9,00 €
Über dem Gesetz ("Above the Law")
FanPro, 2005
31005
ISBN: 978-3890645179
9,00 €
n/a
En Garde
FanPro, 2005
31008
ISBN: 978-3890645452
9,00 €
Riposte
FanPro, 2005
31009
ISBN: 978-3890645469
9,00 €
Coupé
FanPro, 2005
31010
ISBN: 978-3890645476
9,00 €
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 ("Fruits (full) of Bitterness")
FanPro, 2006
31011
ISBN: 978-3890644585
9,00 €
n/a
Katze unter Bären ("Cat among Bears")
First part of the Bear Cycle
FanPro, 2006
31018
ISBN: 978-3890644905
9,00 €
n/a
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 ("(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
Third part of the Bear Cycle
FanPro, 2007
31020
ISBN: 978-3890644936
9,00 €
n/a
En Passant
FanPro, 2007
31017
ISBN: 978-3890644790
9,00 €
n/a
Duo Infernale
FanPro, 2007
31022
ISBN: 978-3890644981
9,00 €
n/a
Karma
FanPro, 2007
31021
ISBN: 978-3890644547
9,00 €
n/a
Royal Flush
FanPro, 2008
31023
ISBN: 978-3890646206
9,00 €
n/a

UlissesEdit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

ISBN:3868892575
11,95 €
Sturm auf Arc-Royal
Die Kanonen von Thunder Rock
Blutige Jagd
Soldat und Spion
Verräter und Verteidiger
Im Schatten der Bestie
Waffengefährten
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