A Short Biography

Karl-Ulrich Burgdorf
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Karl-Ulrich Burgdorf (born October 7, 1952 in Hagen/Westphalia) ), is a German author and translator, who sometimes also has used pseudonyms such as Henry Wolf, C. T. Bauer, Arl Duncan and Harald Münzer.


After an apprenticeship as a journalist with two daily papers he studied journalism, political science and sociology at Münster university from 1973 onwards. Since 1982 he has been a freelance author and translator, mostly publishing Science Fiction, Fantasy and Weird Fiction novels and short stories. Under the pseudonym ''Henry Wolf'' (normally used by his colleague Wolfgang Hohlbein) he wrote several novels for the Gespenster-Krimi series (sub-series "Raven"), which were later republished several times under his own name. In addition he contributed – partially also under pseudonyms – as a guest author to series like Vampira, Damona King, Die UFO-Akten, Die Terranauten, Erde 2000, Fantasy – Götter, Krieger und Dämonen, and translated works by authors like Philip K. Dick, Orson Scott Card and John Schneider (the play My Werewolf for the Theater im Pumpenhaus, Münster). 1980 he advised his then still completely unknown colleague Wolfgang Hohlbein to apply at Bastei Publishers as an author for the pulp series Professor Zamorra which led to Wolfgang Hohlbein's first professional publication[1]; from thence, Hohlbein went on to become one of Germany's most successful authors, selling more than 40 million copies until today.

In 1978-79 Burgdorf joined the editorial staff of Science Fiction Baustelle SF magazine. From 1986 to 1991 he was one of the co-editors of the information service science fiction media. In 2001 he acted as assistant director of the Loco Mosquito production Fight Club – Das Ende vom Anfang and in 2002 as a co-organizer of the Patrick Wildermann-/Loco-Mosquito exhibition RadikalRomanzen at the "Theater im Pumpenhaus", Münster.

Today he lives in at Münster and has, in 2013, started to write and publish professionally again after having retired from active literary life for more than 15 years.

Selected Works

Selected Translations


  1. Information bei phantastik.couch.de

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