His first published novel 1995, "Die Haarteppichknüpfer" (The Hair
Carpet Makers), won 1996 one of the highest awards of German science
fiction, the SFCD-Literaturpreis. His second novel, "Solarstation",
1996, won the other great German science fiction award, the Kurd
Laßwitz Preis. His third novel finally, "Jesus Video", won both of
them, became a nationwide bestseller in the year 2000 and was turned
into a movie in 2002.