Writing

Active project

Hibernating projects

Endnacht has been in passive mode for ages now. It’s not dead, though. Only the zombies in the story are.

Germania also has not progressed in ages, even though I have a plot outline for the story in my mind and vast amounts of historical material to draw from and build upon.

I have disabled the blog on this webpage for several reasons – it had become too personal over the last months and also too distracting. But I was able to re-use around 170 pages of the blog content in my current project Sigma Male Perspectives.

Older unpublished work

Interaktive Fiktion in Turbo Pascal. (“Interactive Fiction in Turbo Pascal.”) A book on parser/text adventure programming that I wrote in the year I finished Gymnasium/High School – somewhere around 1989/1990.

Back then, there was no Internet and I couldn’t find a publisher who was interested in the (finished) manuscript. Nowadays that book wouldn’t find an audience simply because except for a few die hard enthusiasts, nobody plays or writes text adventure games anymore. Which hurts a little – a huge amount of time from my teenage years went into the software behind the book and my parser could understand rather complex sentences in natural language, both in German and English.

For that manuscript, I had even fully ported the original Turbo Basic version of the parser to Object Pascal, because back then I believed that Pascal would be a more professional language than Turbo Basic (which later became PowerBasic) and using Pascal instead of Basic would do the book some favors. You need to keep in mind that at that time Pascal was the lingua franca at universities – Java and Python had not been invented yet, and even C++ was still at least a decade away from becoming more popular than C.

Older released works

The following very old books of mine (you could call them “the sins of my youth”) are all in my native language German. I’m sorry, but a this point there are no translations to other languages available.

    • Der Flug des Phönix
    • Heavy Metal
    • Night Wind Sent
    • Zornkind

My first book, Zornkind, was named after the Iron Maiden song Wrathchild from the 1981 Killers album – the very first Maiden album that I owned, and I got it in that year. The opening lines of the lyrics of that song reflect my own biography and youth perfectly:

I was born into a scene

Of angriness and greed

Dominance and persecution

My mother was a queen

My dad I’ve never seen

I was never meant to be

I’m a Wrathchild

No DRM

I do not use DRM for my Kindle publications, thus you can easily copy those books to any device or reader as you like. However, it would be nice of you to ask your friends to buy their own copies from the Kindle store instead of just freeloading a copy from somewhere.

You can search on Amazon for my name by clicking on this link, it should then find my eBooks.

That’s what I got for preparing the link to Amazon above – their shopping app now sent me an advertisement for my own book, which is kind of flattering, I must admit.