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Bernd Perplies (born 28 February 1977; age 41) is a German writer, translator, and journalist from Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany.

Perplies studied Film Science, Germanistics, Book Sciences, and Psychology in Mainz. He was then employed by the German Film Institute in Frankfurt am Main, where he worked as an editor of between 2004 and 2009. He also works as an editor for SpaceView magazine, and as a translator for the Heel publishing house, Pegasus Games, and Cross Cult. [1]

His debut novel Tarean – Sohn des Fluchbringers appeared in August 2008. The novel reached 3rd place at the Deutschen Phantastik Preis-Award 2009 in the category "Best German-language Novel". In the next few years, he also won several German SF and Fantasy Awards.

At the Perry Rhodan Worldcon 2011, Perplies learned about the new Perry Rhodan series Perry Rhodan NEO and applied for a cooperation. In April 2012 his first novel appeared in the series. Since then he has written as a guest for this franchise.

In 2016, Cross Cult obtained the rights from CBS for the first non-English novelization of Star Trek, and Perplies and Christian Humberg created the concept for the Star Trek: Prometheus trilogy, which was released in 2016. [2]

Among others, he translated the the following Star Trek novels into German for their release at Cross Cult:

His name is mentioned in What Judgments Come as an Easter egg. [3]

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