Martin Baresch

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Martin Baresch (born September 14, 1954 in Eislingen / Fils ) is a German writer and translator whose book titles can be assigned to the genres of fantasy , thriller , science fiction and horror for adults and young people . In March 1995 the author took the surname Baresch. Before that he had his maiden name Martin Eisele , under which his books and translations had been published until then.


Martin Baresch was fascinated by stories from early childhood. His father, Hermann Eisele († 2013), who worked full-time as a gravure printer, used his artistic talents for additional earnings in order to secure a livelihood for the family of five. He was a multi-instrumentalist who played bass, drums and saxophone and played in jazz clubs, at dance events and at weddings from the 1950s to the 1980s. He was also a multiple award-winning photographer at national photo shows. On long photo excursions, he and his (little) son Martin told each other wild adventure stories. In the evening, Martin told these stories to his mother, already in a new, mentally revised version.

Even as a child, Martin Eisele read a lot and very different things. Both comics and authors such as Astrid Lindgren , Karl May , Arthur Conan Doyle , Charles Dickens , HP Lovecraft , Georges Simenon and B. Traven fascinated him from an early age, as did Mark Twain's characters Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. During this time, he was also persevering in putting his own stories on paper, initially handwritten. After reading Huckleberry Finn , the parents were skeptical about their career aspiration. Despite this, and although the money in the family budget was always tight, Baresch was given a mechanical portable typewriter and a distance learning typewriter course at the age of ten. He himself describes this as a key experience and that it gave him a feeling of freedom. The precious gift motivated him in many ways.

As further defining aspects of his childhood, Martin Baresch states that he was a wild child who later “made the environment unsafe” with friends of different nationalities . He was also a "cinema freak" as a child .

The vocational training in the banking sector graduated Baresch parents sake. However, his work as an examination assistant in the area of bank auditing repelled him in such a way that he wrote obsessively at the same time and was finally able to sell a romantic thriller, which he had already completed as a 17-year-old, to the Kelter Verlag . This was the starting shot for an immense production of magazine novels. Soon Martin Baresch was writing under his own pseudonyms not only for Kelter, but also for Bastei-Verlag , for the latter soon as the headwriter of the horror series Damona King . For various other publishers he has also delivered novels of various genres under numerous pseudonyms, some of them by friends of authors.

Martin Baresch achieved his first major success under his maiden name Martin Eisele with the five-part fantasy book series Camelon for young people . Then Martin Baresch made a name for himself by writing the film books for the first four films by director Roland Emmerich . Baresch was also involved in the conception of the film Nekropol , which eventually became the globally successful Emmerich film Stargate .

In March 1995, almost at the same time as the cinema release of Roland Emmerich's movie adventure Stargate, the author took on the legally binding name of Martin Baresch. He wanted to avoid the strong public interest (and the filmmaker's drawer ), which had risen with each new book to one of Emmerich's works and that after the publication of the novel for the film Stargate (this novel was not only translated into German by Baresch, but in large parts also written) finally culminated in a hype in March 1995, which the author perceived as avalanche-like.

After that, Baresch published his own novels only pseudonymously until 2013, with a few exceptions.

For the pilot of the television series Stargate - Kommando SG-1 , Baresch delivered the book Kinder der Götter , which was received controversially by fans, in 1999 under the name Martin Eisele .

Between 1978 and 2010, Martin Baresch translated around 100 English-language novels into German, more than 30 of them under this name from 2003 after he was able to overcome a life-threatening illness.

Martin Baresch puts his diverse activities as a writer and translator across different genres and under two real names and various pseudonyms under the ironic motto "I'm just many!"

Martin Baresch currently works around eight months a year as a ghostwriter for treatments and scripts for television series that are produced for streaming services .

Lately (Spring 2019) published by Martin Baresch each in the form of eBooks, the thriller The Häuterin (as revised and extended edition of the title from hell ... ), Stormbringer - soul plan (Volume 1 of the Stormbringer trilogy) and The Pelican Brief Terror Kill ( Volume 1 from The Cleaner series ).


Martin Baresch published some of his books and notebooks under the following pseudonyms : Martin Caine, Emma Haug, Mareike Berger, Mike Burger, Claudia Torwegge, Ryder Delgado, Martin Hollburg (together with Wolfgang Hohlbein and Karl-Ulrich Burgdorf ), Jason Dark (at times together with other authors) as well as under other pseudonyms (also from author friends).

The pseudonym MW Anders , which is sometimes used for translations, is derived from Mir wirds anders .


Historical detective novels


  • Dark tears , eBook, Thrillkult-Media, Eislingen / Fils 2015.
  • From Hell ... , eBook, Apex-Verlag, Munich 2017, ISBN 978-3-7396-9725-3 .
    • Die Häuterin , eBook, Thrillkult-Media, Eislingen / Fils 2019, ISBN 978-3-7394-5246-3 ; Revised and expanded new edition of the title From Hell ...
  • Sturmbringer Trilogy - Volume 1: Sturmbringer - Seelenriss , eBook, Thrillkult-Media, Eislingen / Fils 2019, ISBN 978-3-7394-5245-6 .
  • The Cleaner - Volume 1: The Terrorkill Files , eBook, Thrillkult-Media, Eislingen / Fils 2019, ISBN 978-3-7394-5251-7 .


  • The silence before dying - uncanny stories , eBook, red.sign media, Stuttgart 2013, ISBN 978-3-944561-21-9 .
  • Goddess of Sorrows , eBook, Thrillkult-Media, Eislingen / Fils 2014.

Fantasy youth book series Camelon

All volumes under the name Martin Eisele:

  • Camelon - Volume 1: The magic stone of Camelon, Pelikan, Hannover 1984, ISBN 3-8144-0810-1 .
  • Camelon - Volume 2: The secret of the ghost nebula, Pelikan, Hannover 1984, ISBN 3-8144-0811-X .
  • Camelon - Volume 3: Hexensturm over the Teufelsmeer, Pelikan, Hannover 1984, ISBN 3-8144-0812-8 .
  • Camelon - Volume 4: The treasure in the dragon temple, Pelikan, Hanover 1984, ISBN 3-8144-0814-4 .
  • Camelon - Volume 5: Battle for the Kobold Circus, Pelikan, Hanover 1985, ISBN 3-8144-0815-2 .
  • Pelikan Super-Tramp: Camelon: Danger at the Einhornquelle, Pelikan, Hannover 1985, ISBN 3-8144-1502-7 .

More books for young people

  • Shadow on board , Franckh, Stuttgart 1984, ISBN 3-440-05294-X (under the pseudonym Martin Hollburg).
  • Reading lions: stories of discovery. Geschichtensammlung, Loewe, Bindlach 2004, ISBN 3-7855-5162-2 / Licensed edition: Entdeckergeschichten. together with: Treasure hunt stories (author: Ulli Schubert), collection of stories, RM book and media sales, Rheda-Wiedenbrück 2007. / audio book: Leselöwen perks up! Discovery stories. spoken by: Karl Menrad , Jumbo, Neue Medien & Verlag, Hamburg 2008, ISBN 978-3-8337-2051-2 / Czech edition: Olvasó Leó kalandos történetek , Fabula Stúdió, Budapest 2006, ISBN 963-7461-11-6 .
  • Reading King: The Secret of the Old Lighthouse. Loewe, Bindlach 2004, ISBN 3-7855-5166-5 .
  • Puck and the Pirate Tower, eBook, KidZkult-Media, Eislingen / Fils 2014.

Book books for Roland Emmerich's early films

All book titles under the name Martin Eisele:

Film books for the ARD crime series Tatort

More film books

  • Karate Kid II / Decision in Okinawa - The book for the new film, Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1991, ISBN 3-404-13060-X (under BB Hiller). This title contains the book for the first Karate Kid film, written by Martin Baresch under the pseudonym BB Hiller, and the book for the second Karate Kid film, Decision in Okinawa, written by BB Hiller and translated into German by Martin Baresch.
  • Eye of the storm - The novel for the film, Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1991, ISBN 3-404-13383-8 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Stargate SG-1 , Volume 1: Children of the Gods , Burgschmiet, Nuremberg 1999, ISBN 3-932234-14-6 (under Martin Eisele)

Works not written by Martin Baresch

  • Highlander: the return of the immortal , co-author: Hans Sommer, vgs, Cologne 1994, ISBN 3-8025-2260-5 . The novel was published under the name of Martin Eisele, although in fact only the first three chapters (pp. 1-58) were written by him.
  • Larry Brent - The PSA's Secret X-Files: The Bite of the Eater of Life . This novel was also published under the name of Martin Eisele, although it was not written by him.

Notebook novels

As the author of more than 600 booklet novels of all genres, Martin Baresch has also worked on the following booklet series:


The following lists works that have been translated from English or American into German by Martin Baresch.

Its first translation was the 1978 science fiction novel You Gave Us the Stars by John Brunner .

Movie books

  • Stargate - novel for the film, stated authors: Dean Devlin and Roland Emmerich, Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1995, ISBN 3-404-13694-2 (under the name Martin Eisele). In fact, this novel by Martin Baresch was not only translated into German, but also largely written.


  • Karl Edward Wagner : The saga of Kane - Mistress of the shadows (Original title: Darkness Weaves), Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1979, ISBN 3-404-01439-1 . Under the title Kane 3: Herrin der Schatten , Golkonda, Berlin 2018, ISBN 978-3-942396-93-6 .
  • Karl Edward Wagner: The saga of Kane - the blood stone (original title: Bloodstone), Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1980, ISBN 3-404-20023-X ; revised new edition: Golkonda, Berlin 2014, ISBN 978-3-942396-91-2 ; as eBook: ISBN 978-3-942396-94-3 .
  • Tim Hildebrandt , Greg Hildebrandt, Jerry Nichols: Urshurak , Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1980, ISBN 3-404-28001-6 (under Martin Eisele); Reprint: Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1985, ISBN 3-404-28128-4 .
  • Eric Van Lustbader : Dai-San , Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1981, ISBN 3-404-20030-6 (under Martin Eisele); Heyne, Munich 1990, ISBN 3-453-03706-5 .
  • Eric Van Lustbader: The dark way (original title: Shallows of night), Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1981, ISBN 3-404-20029-2 (under Martin Eisele); Reprinted under a changed German title: Dolman. Heyne, Munich 1989, ISBN 3-453-02945-3 .
  • Eric Van Lustbader: Warriors of the evening sun (original title: Sunset Warrior), Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1981, ISBN 3-404-20028-4 (under Martin Eisele); Reprinted under a changed German title: Ronin. Heyne, Munich 1988, ISBN 3-453-02572-5 .
  • Paul Hazel: The Three Branches of Finn. Volume 1: Jahreswald (Original title: The Finnbranch / Yearwood). Goldmann, Munich 1984, ISBN 3-442-23856-0 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Paul Hazel: The Three Branches of Finn. Volume 2: Seabed (Original title: The Finnbranch / Undersea). Goldmann, Munich 1985, ISBN 3-442-23857-9 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Paul Hazel: The Three Branches of Finn. Volume 3: Winterkönig (original title: The Finnbranch / Winterking). Goldmann, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-442-23858-7 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Roman Sander (ed.): Dragon nights: Fantasy stories. Anthology. Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Munich 2005, ISBN 3-423-20787-6 .
  • Anna Kashina: The first sword (Original title: The first sword). Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag, Munich 2008, ISBN 978-3-423-21085-0 .

Fantasy - the world of a thousand levels

The translations of this series initially appeared under the name of Martin Eisele. The new eBook editions from 2016 appeared under the name Martin Baresch.

Science fiction

  • John Brunner : They gave us the stars , (Original title: Interstellar empire), Droemer-Knaur, Munich 1978, ISBN 3-426-00707-X (under Martin Eisele)
  • MA Foster : Die Zanpieler , (Original title: The gameplayers of Zan), Moewig, Munich 1981, ISBN 3-8118-3518-1 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Philip K. Dick : The year of crises (original title: The Crack in Space), Moewig, Rastatt 1982, ISBN 3-8118-3581-5 (under Martin Eisele)
  • George RR Martin : The second level of loneliness , Stories, (Original title: A song for Lya), Moewig, Rastatt 1982, ISBN 3-8118-3567-X (under Martin Eisele)
  • René Oth (ed.): Gemini: Future stories about love by Isaac Asimov , Luchterhand, Darmstadt 1983, ISBN 3-472-61477-3 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Philip K. Dick: Chess Piece in Time Game (Original Title: Doctor Futurity), Moewig, Rastatt 1983, ISBN 3-8118-3614-5 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Jacqueline Lichtenberg : Das Haus Zeor (original title: Zeor), Moewig, Rastatt 1983, ISBN 3-8118-3610-2 .
  • Philip José Farmer: The Tuesday person. Fantastic stories, Luchterhand, Darmstadt 1984, ISBN 3-472-61516-8 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Fred Saberhagen : Reich des Ostens , Volume 1, Das geschaltene Land (Original title: Empire of the East - The Broken Lands), Moewig, Rastatt 1984, ISBN 3-8118-3635-8 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Fred Saberhagen: Empire of the East. Volume 2, The Black Mountains (Original Title: Empire of the East - The Black Mountains + Changeling Earth / Ardneh's World), Moewig, Rastatt 1984, ISBN 3-8118-3636-6 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Fred Saberhagen: Empire of the East. Anthology ( The Split Land + The Black Mountains , Original Title: Empire of the East), Moewig, Rastatt 1987, ISBN 3-8118-3758-3 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Vernor Vinge : Der Besserwisser (Original title: The Witling), Bastei-Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1984, ISBN 3-404-21174-X (under MW Anders)
  • Jack Vance : Freibeuter des Alls (original title: Vandals of the Void), Bastei-Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1984, ISBN 3-404-21173-1 (under MW Anders)
  • René Oth (Ed.): The time police. Science-Fiction - Kriminalgeschichten, Luchterhand, Darmstadt 1985, ISBN 3-472-61546-X (under Martin Eisele)
  • René Oth (Ed.): When everything was different. Fantastic stories about the future of women by science fiction and fantasy authors, Luchterhand, Darmstadt 1985, ISBN 3-472-61530-3 (under Martin Eisele)
  • FL Wallace : Zielstern Centauri (original title: Adress: Centauri), Moewig, Rastatt 1987, ISBN 3-8118-3732-X (under Martin Eisele)
  • Marion Zimmer Bradley : Landung auf Darkover , (Original title: Darkover Landfall), German first edition: Moewig SF, 3651, Rastatt 1984, ISBN 3-8118-3653-6 , paperback: Pabel-Moewig, Rastatt 1989, ISBN 3-8118-3653 -6 ; Hardcover: Hestia, Rastatt 1992, ISBN 3-89457-028-8 ; Paperback: Moewig bei Ullstein, Rastatt 1995, ISBN 3-8118-2908-4 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Michael Martin: A year near Proxima Centauri (original title: A year near Proxima Centauri), Heyne, Munich 1994, ISBN 3-453-07276-6 (under the name Uwe Luserke)
  • Charles L. Fontenay : Die Millennium Flood (Original title: The Day the Oceans Overflowed), Blitz, Windeck 2004, ISBN 3-89840-262-2 .

Science Fiction - Diadem Cycle

All translations in this series under the name Martin Eisele:

Science fiction - time travel

  • Justin Richards: Time Runners - The Secret Bund (Original Title: Time Runners I - Freeze Framed), Volume 1, Loewe, Bindlach 2008, ISBN 978-3-7855-6360-1 .
  • Justin Richards: Time Runners - Flaming Inferno (Original Title: Time Runners II - Rewind Assassin), Volume 2, Loewe, Bindlach 2008, ISBN 978-3-7855-6361-8 .
  • Justin Richards: Time Runners - Murderous Metamorphosis (Original Title: Time Runners III - Past Forward), Volume 3, Loewe, Bindlach 2008, ISBN 978-3-7855-6457-8 .
  • Justin Richards: Time Runners - Tödlicher Countdown (Original Title: Time Runners IV - Wipe Out), Volume 4, Loewe, Bindlach 2009, ISBN 978-3-7855-6458-5 .


  • James Herbert : Moon. Bastei-Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1990, ISBN 3-404-13249-1 (under Martin Eisele)
  • James Herbert: Magic cottage. Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1991, ISBN 3-404-13316-1 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Joe Donelly: Dunkle Rituale (Original title: Still Life), Bastei Lübbe, Bergisch Gladbach 1996, ISBN 3-404-12523-1 (under Martin Eisele)
  • Brian Lumley : Necroscope - Death Listeners. Volume 11, Festa, Leipzig 2003, ISBN 3-935822-65-0 (under the pseudonym Hans Gerwien)
  • Richard L. Tierney: In the toad's house. (Original title: The House of the Toad), Festa, Leipzig 2004, ISBN 3-935822-75-8 .
  • Brian Lumley: Dreamland - Mondsüchtig (Original title: Mad Moon of Dreams), Volume 3, Festa, Leipzig 2006, ISBN 3-935822-71-5 (under the pseudonym Hans Gerwien)
  • Nancy A. Collins : The Kiss of Death of Sonja Blue (Original title: Sunglasses after dark), Festa, Leipzig 2006, ISBN 3-935822-98-7 .
  • Richard L. Tierney: Das Haus der Toad (Original title: House of the Toad), eBook, Apex, Munich 2016, ISBN 978-3-7396-8424-6 .

More fantastic literature

Children's and young people's books: fairy tales - fantasy

  • HL McCutchen: The land of lost memories (original title: Lightland), Loewe, Bindlach 2003, ISBN 3-7855-4802-8 .
  • Jason Lethcoe: Benjamin Piff and the Magic of Desires. (Original title: The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff I - You Wish), Volume 1, Loewe, Bindlach 2008, ISBN 978-3-7855-6211-6 .
  • Jason Lethcoe: Benjamin Piff and the Loss of Dreams (Original Title: The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff II - Wishful Thinking), Volume 2, Loewe, Bindlach 2008, ISBN 978-3-7855-6325-0 .
  • Jason Lethcoe: Benjamin Piff and the Power of Curses (Original title: The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff III - Wishing Well). Volume 3, Loewe, Bindlach 2009, ISBN 978-3-7855-6328-1 .
  • Jason Lethcoe: Benjamin Piff and the Legacy of Magic (Original title: The Misadventures of Benjamin Bartholomew Piff IV - Wish You Were Here). Volume 4, Loewe, Bindlach 2009, ISBN 978-3-7855-6331-1 .

Youth books: Fantasy

More books for young people

  • Nancy Farmer : Das Skorpionenhaus (Original title: The house of the scorpion). Loewe, Bindlach 2003, ISBN 3-7855-4634-3 / paperback: Fischer, Frankfurt am Main, ISBN 3-596-80542-2 / audio book: Jumbo, Hamburg, 4 CDs, ISBN 978-3-8337-1676-8 .
  • Shelley Peterson: King of the Horses (Original title: Shadowdancer II - Abby Malone) (= shadow dancer trilogy. Volume 1). Loewe, Bindlach 2004, ISBN 3-7855-4981-4 .
  • Shelley Peterson: Daughter of the Storms (Original title: Shadowdancer I - Dancer). (= Shadow dancer trilogy. Volume 2). Loewe, Bindlach 2004, ISBN 3-7855-5182-7 .

Unpublished translation

The following fantastic archeology novel was translated in 1984 by (then) Martin Eisele for a publishing series Phantastica , but was not published by the publisher on the grounds: "Reading food that is too difficult to understand" .

  • Hilbert Schenck: A Rose for Armageddon (original title: A Rose for Armageddon). 1984.


  • 2004 Buxtehuder Bulle for the book Das Skorpionenhaus by Nancy Farmer, translated by Martin Baresch from the American book, as the best German-language book for young people of 2003.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e Interview with Martin Baresch on Introduction, ( Memento from February 9, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Part 1, ( Memento from February 9, 2015 in the Internet Archive ) Part 2 ( Memento from February 9, 2015 2015 in the Internet Archive ) and part 3. ( Memento from April 6, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Published on November 20, 2014. Originally accessed on January 19, 2015.
  2. a b c d e Martin Baresch author portrait on Amazon. Retrieved February 19, 2014.
  3. a b c red.sign media: Author portrait Martin Baresch ( Memento from August 12, 2014 in the Internet Archive ) Originally accessed on February 5, 2014.
  4. a b Martin Baresch author portrait at EXODUS magazine. Retrieved January 15, 2016.
  5. Martin Baresch author portrait at thrillkult-media. Retrieved June 10, 2019.
  6. ^ Martin Eisele , catalog of the German National Library , accessed on February 6, 2014.
  7. ↑ Data set for the volume Entdeckergeschichten / Schatzsuchergeschichten in the catalog of the German National Library . Retrieved March 13, 2014.
  8. ^ Record of the audio book Tatort: ​​Blood Dogs in the catalog of the German National Library . Retrieved April 18, 2014.
  9. ^ Dataset for the complete Elfenseele edition in the catalog of the German National Library . Retrieved April 27, 2014.
  10. ^ Buxtehuder Bulle: Prize Winner , Website of the Youth Book Prize. Retrieved February 5, 2014.