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Andreas Eschbach (born September 15, 1959, in Ulmmarker) is a Germanmarker writer who mostly writes science fiction. Even if some of his stories do not exactly fall into the SF genre, they usually feature elements of the fantastic.


Eschbach studied aerospace engineering at the University of Stuttgartmarker and later worked as a software engineer. He has been writing since he was 12 years old. His first professional publication was the short story Dolls, published in 1991 in German computing magazine C't. His first novel was published in 1995. Five of his novels have won the Kurd-Laßwitz-Preis, one of the most prestigious awards in the German SF scene.

His novels have also been translated into a number of languages, including English, French, Italian, Russian, Polish, Turkish and Japanese.

In 2002, his novel Das Jesus Video was adapted for German television. In 2003, his novel Eine Billion Dollar was adapted for German radio. As of 2006, his only novel translated into English was Die Haarteppichknüpfer, published in 2005 as The Carpet Makers.



  • Die Haarteppichknüpfer (1995), ISBN 3-7951-1371-7, translated as "The Carpet Makers" (2005), ISBN 0-7653-0593-3
  • Solarstation (1996), ISBN 3-7951-1406-3
  • Das Jesus Video (1998), ISBN 3-7951-1797-6
  • Kelwitts Stern (1999), ISBN 3-7951-1624-4
  • Quest (2001), ISBN 3-453-18773-3
  • Eine Billion Dollar (2001), ISBN 3-7857-2049-1 ("One Trillion Dollars")
  • Der Letzte seiner Art (2005), ISBN 3-404-15305-7
  • Die seltene Gabe 2005 (about TK gay Armand)
  • Der Nobelpreis (2005), ISBN 3-7857-2219-2
  • Ausgebrannt (2007), ISBN 978-3-7857-2274-9
  • Ein König für Deutschland (2009), ISBN 978-3-7857-2374-6

Young Adult novels

  • Perfect Copy: Die zweite Schöpfung (2002), ISBN 3-401-05425-2
  • Das Marsprojekt (2004), ISBN 3-404-24332-3
  • Die seltene Gabe (2004)

Short stories

  • "Dolls"
  • "Der Mann aus der Zukunft"
  • "Die Wunder des Universums"
  • "Humanic Park"
  • "Halloween"
  • "Eine unberührte Welt"
  • "Unerlaubte Werbung"
  • "Der Drache im Hindukusch"


  • Der Gesang der Stille (novella #1935 in the Perry Rhodan series)
  • "Die Rückkehr" (#2295 his second Perry Rhodan novella as a "guest writer")
  • Exponentialdrift (novel serialized in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung)
  • Eine Trillion Euro (short story anthology of European SF writers edited by Eschbach), a winner of the 2004 Grand Prix de l'Imaginaire.
  • Das Buch von der Zukunft: Ein Reiseführer (2004), ISBN 3-87134-476-1, non-fiction

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