Originally Posted by Plaristes
So, was this book originally written in English? If so, why was it never published untranslated?
. To answer your question, as someone who works in the world of writing, it can be commonplace for certain books to never see the light of day in certain countries for multiple reasons (i.e. there isn't a suitable market, or even something as simple as print delays/publishing issues). I can only assume that some unforeseen circumstance forced the original book (written in English) to go unpublished, while localized editions (like the German version) could've made their print date and gone out.