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Bernd Perplies (born 28 February 1977; age 42) is a German writer, translator, and journalist from Wiesbaden, Hesse, Germany.

Together with Christian Humberg he developed the concept and wrote the novels for the Star Trek: Prometheus trilogy, the first original non-English language Star Trek-novels, for German publisher Cross Cult. In 2017 and 2018, the English transations of the three novels were released by Titan Books.

Perplies studied Film Science, German Studies, 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 filmportal.de 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 Deutscher Phantastik Preis-Award 2009 in the category "Best German-language Novel". In the next few years, he also won several other 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.

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

His name is mentioned in the Star Trek: Vanguard novel What Judgments Come as an Easter egg. [2]

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