GeneralScience fiction. Fantasy. Western. Comics. Novels. Non-fiction. History. Psychology. Science. Sociology. The past. The present. The future.
MusicI've very broad tastes in music. I can enjoy opera (where I prefer Orff and Wagner) as well as musicals (my favorite being Man of La Mancha), movie scores (particularly John Barry) or even Eminem.
BooksThe five books that I couldn't live without are (in no particular order) Eiji Yoshikawa's Musashi, T.H. White's The Once And Future King, Larry McMurty's Lonesome Dove, Lo Kuang-chung's Romance of the Three Kingdoms and James Clavell's Shôgun
HeroesStan Lee. Isaac Asimov. Robert A. Heinlein. HH Dalai Lama. Mickey Spillane. Robin Hood. Zorro. Phantom. Robert E. Howard. Dan Shocker.
- Nov 19, 2009 4:42 PM Novel in Progress: Revenge of the Walking Dead
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About me:I'm a German writer and translator. My published work includes several short stories published in the US and Australia, most notably the Midnight Sentinel series about a pulp-type superhero. As "Ashe Hyams," I wrote a novel in the German Torn series (a fantasy/horror series about a time-traveling superhero), published by Bastei.
Another novel, Return of the Ravager, is now available.
My horror novel Jahrmarkt des Grauens was published in August 2007.
Among my comics work are the serial Yesterday's Heroes for Visual Assault Press, Cyborg Assault Hamsters for 430 Comics and Berserker: The Wild Hunt, which is now online as a webcomic. I have also made other stories available online. Scoop, can be read at Drunk Duck.
My current comics project is Made of Fail, which can be read for free on
As a translator for the languages German, English and Japanese, I work mostly in the field of manga and anime, on such diverse projects as, for example, (anime): Gundam Seed, GetBackers and Maison Ikkoku and (manga): Subaru, Magister Negi Magi and Spirit of Wonder. For a more exhaustive list, visit my website: JensAltmann.com.
Please note that I will ..not.. read any stories or writing samples that you might want to send me. All such requests will be deleted unread.
Who I'd like to meet:..Readers. Booksellers. Publishers. Editors. Reviewers. Agents.
- Status: Married
- Here for: Networking
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 5' 7" / Average
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Aries
- Smoke / Drink: No / No
- Occupation: Writer
I have written columns for several online-magazines, and write columns for the German edition of Dark Horse's ~i>Star Wars~/i> comics series.
I'm an established and experienced translator for English, German and Japanese, with a particular expertise in manga and anime.
I have written several horror and fantasy novels for publication in the US and Germany.