Are all professional Battletech novels also part of the official Battletech canon? The two works of whose canon status I'm not certain are "Far Country" and "No Limits", since they ignore fundamental premises of the Battletech universe. Additionally, I'm not sure, if novels which were first published by non-English publishers are considered canon.

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    what's a 'professional novel'? Do you mean published?
    – Solemnity
    Apr 21, 2013 at 1:58
  • I mean non-fanfic, any books by publishers having the license to publish Battletech novels. This includes non-English first publications as well. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:36
  • I edited to echo your response. Feel free to edit your own question back if you feel I redirected your intent, and apologies if so.
    – Solemnity
    Apr 23, 2013 at 4:42

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This site is pretty clear on Battletech canon. I won't post the whole article on 'Canon' here, but a relevant excerpt:

Whatever we establish for research material for the authors is canon. Currently, that list includes:

All sourcebooks and novels produced for BattleTech by FASA and Roc in the United States

All sourcebooks and novels produced for Classic BattleTech by FanPro and Roc in the United States

All sourcebooks and novels (including electronic publications, such as BattleCorps) produced by InMediaRes (and its subsidiaries, BattleCorps and Catalyst Game Labs) in the United States

All material produced by WizKids for the MechWarrior: Dark Age/MechWarrior: Age of Destruction game lines

GENERAL INCLUSIVE NOTE: There are a few select instances where a story or article appearing even in these sources may be considered non-canon, but generally this is because the material was in error [...], or it was specifically published as a gag [...].

The same site actually specifically says which books are canon and which are not on their individual articles. It appears Far Country is, and No Limits is not.

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    Thank you very much for the answer. Considering-non-English novels I've just found the answer here. Apr 21, 2013 at 7:41
  • @schlossblick Yep, the site is evidently the go-to for Battletech.
    – Solemnity
    Apr 22, 2013 at 3:18
  • Before I go on to the next life, I wither want a sequel to Far Country or to find out the eventual canon fate of Clan Wolverine!
    – PhasedOut
    Jan 12, 2017 at 13:52

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