Max Hertzberg


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You'll find me in Berlin a lot, or if not there, look for me somewhere in Eastern Europe, doing research and working on ideas for my next book.

And what did I do before I started writing? I used to work on Stasi and SED (East German Communist Party) files - mostly the stuff related to opposition movements in the GDR, and also looking at security on the Berlin Wall.

Since then I've been a social change trainer and facilitator.

And what have I written?
The current project is the EAST BERLIN SERIES of proto-utopian fiction set in a GDR that didn't disappear in 1990:
· STEALING THE FUTURE is the first in that series, and
· THOUGHTS ARE FREE - the sequel is available in autumn 2016 (pre-order your Kindle ebook now).

I also co-wrote and edited:

Where to find Max Hertzberg online

Where to buy in print


Spectre At The Feast
Series: East Berlin Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 66,650. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Alternative history
East Berlin, 1994 In the wake of a divisive referendum the people of the GDR are trying to find some common ground. But an ex-dissident uncovers plans for a power grab by communist hard-liners—can the grassroots democracy of round tables and workers’ councils survive, or will the country be dragged back into the authoritarian rule of the past? Book 3 in the East Berlin Series
Thoughts Are Free
Series: East Berlin Series. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,950. Language: English. Published: January 3, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political
East Berlin, 1994: The GDR is divided by a referendum and fascist skinheads roam the streets. Four years later, the GDR is in turmoil: in a city ravaged by politics and economic meltdown it's time for the dreamers of 1989 face up to hard reality. But when an ex-Stasi agent goes undercover on a mission against the fascists, events begin to spiral out of control. Book 2 in the East Berlin Series
Stealing the Future: An East German Spy Story
Series: East Berlin Series. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 74,810. Language: British English. Published: December 15, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Alternative history, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Behind the Berlin Wall a dissident is on the trail of a killer 1993. After forty years of communist rule it's time for change in the GDR. Direct democracy, citizen's movements and de-centralization are part of the new political landscape. But when Martin Grobe, dissident turned investigator, discovers a Stasi plot he needs to act fast to save the young republic. Book 1 in the East Berlin Series

Max Hertzberg's tag cloud

1989    anarchism    anarchy    antifa    berlin wall    cold war    conspiracy    crime    ddr    dystopia    east germany    gdr    politics    populism    revolution    socialism    spy    stasi    utopia