Monday, March 13, 2006

Out (ish)

Out now...

The big new release in the next few weeks is Horus Rising. Gorgeous cover. For those who don’t know, this is the first of a cycle of novels in which I and other BL scribes tell the mythic backstory of the Warhammer 40K Universe. It’s Warhammer 30k, if you will. Graham McNeill tells me much confusion has been sown by the extract of HR put up on the BL site.

Also out now, Fell Cargo - Warhammer, pirates, the undead, monsters. Most fun I’ve ever had writing a book. I felt like a 20’s pulp writer. In a good way.

Also got to mention Let The Galaxy Burn. Great big doorstop publication from BL, a ‘best of’ their 40k short fiction. I mention it particularly to alert Ravenor/Eisenhorn aficionados to the fact there’s a brand new Patience Kys novella in there. Not quite sure why the book’s not be advertised as containing new stuff. Anyway, I remember last Games Day when I met a nice couple who were big Rav fans, and they had no idea that the Thorn Wishes Talon short story existed and went dashing off to find a copy of What Price Victory. I hope they found one. And I hope they read this tip.

11 comments:

Bill A said...

Seen Fell Cargo, haven't managed to grab it yet.

Is Fell Cargo a one-shot, finishing up the shorts that were in Inerno? Planning/would like to do more?

Schaferlord said...

The BL site does mention it having a new story with Patience in (or at least a ravenor short story and on the forum we got told it's Patience related, its hard to tell the internet has started to become a blur to me, must get meself a life one day). All sounds great, hope your proud your pushing me to a life of crime so I can get money to pay for these books of yours, bloomin' authors writing decent books, the cheek almost like they're trying to make a living from it.

Dan Abnett said...

Fell Cargo does indeed finish the Inferno shorts, as was always intended, but they themselves have been seriously reworked and rebuilt into chapters. I'd love to do some more of it, if it goes down well, so I guess it should sit there like Double Eagle and wait for a response. Nathan Long emailed me to say how much he dug it, so that was a lovely start.

Bill A said...

Yeah, I spoke to you a few San Diego ComicCons ago about seeing more Phantine XXth. I take it the response has been uncertain for more?

Maybe, have you ever thought of doing a Sabbat Crusade anthology? Maybe invite some of friends to contribute? You know, contribute a single Gaunt's Ghosts story upfront, but let the rest of the book be about other theatres and forces in the Crusade? Some on the Phantine XXth, maybe something on the Iron Snakes, through in some Titan or BFG fic....?

Dan Abnett said...

Bill-

Actually I was using Double Eagle as an example as the sequel has just been commissioned "due to popular demand". Interceptor City, as it's called, will be finished by later this year. There's an Iron Snakes novel out there too, already finished and ready for publication. Still, the idea of a Sabbat Worlds Anthology isn't a bad one. I've already had reader suggestions for another Ghosts anthology like Ghostmaker - individual stories about individual characters - and someone suggested I did the same for the Eisenhorn/Ravenor family of characters. Interesting...

Bill A said...

Hadn't realized that there was a IS novel out there. Does it have a release date?

The folks repping Black Library at GTS had no idea about Interceptor City. Bad folks!

I'm sorta curious, do you have any plan/guidelines when you just create vehicles, new races, etc in the Sabbat books? I know a couple mini players who want minis and rules of the various vehicles, races, etc you seem to create with abandon.

Is it planned, or is it just, 'that sounds neat!' approach...

marco said...

Bill,

The folks at GTS wouldn't have a clue about Interceptor City as it's not yet on our schedule. They'll only know about books up to December 2006, but we're talking end of 2007 at the earliest for this Double Eagle sequel. Yup, you get the real early-bird scoops here at Dan.Com

Bill A said...

Late 2007 Marco...?

Man, that's mean, making us wait so long...

Witchy for a look said...

Hey Dan,
Just found your new site here whilst tracking rumours of a Patience Kys novella to be included in Let the Galaxy Burn. With her murder-hard green eyes and that intriguing shadow of a troubled past she is for me your best character amongst a fantastic cast in Ravenor's employ. Glad to hear there will be another installment in the Rav series out this year (I hope), and a sequel to 'Eagle called Interceptor City (evocative title). I dunno how you do it, but keep up the good work man.

Christoffer Valberg Fjelldal said...

Greetings from Norway!

I've now finished reading your latest book, Horus Rising, and I have to say it's fantastic! I couldn't stop reading and it took me about 2 days to finish it. It's sad to read about Horus because you know he will eventually be seduced by chaos and betray the Imperium. I guess that will come in the coming book(s?).

And I just want to say you are the greatest Sci fi author out there and I am a huge fan of your books such as The Eisenhorn trilogy and Gaunts Ghosts(hope the next one will be out soon).

Best wishes

Christoffer Valberg Fjelldal

Mournstorm said...

Sir,I have just finished reading Fell Cargo. I find I must ask you to consider giving us more of Jeremiah Tusk. Give us his beginnings and his life. What a tale that would be (or an entire series of tales, hint, hint), and well steeped in the tradition of the Warhammer world as well.