Tuesday, June 18, 2013

This is just to say

Just a quick note today to do two things: mention that I'm looking forward to seeing you at Black Library Live: Dublin, and point you in the direction of Nik's blog, where I have written a little guest post.

There. All done.

Plus, a William Carlos Williams ref in the post title. I can do brevity and literary-referency at the same time, me.

34 comments:

Will Wright said...

Zingaroo
Hey Dan,you mind naming my Fire Wasp Reaver Titan?
seeing as you are odds favorite to write the siege.

Will Wright said...

I just received my long oop Sabbat World crusade book in the mail,and read it cover to cover.
Good lord that was one well put together book.
The picture of Macroth makes me hate him even more,smug bastard :)

skullreken said...

Can't wait for Dublin see you there!

Dylan Price said...

Loving your work Dan, keep it up. My favourite at the moment is the Eisenhorn audio books Thorn wishes Talon!

Toko Sepatu Grosir said...

nice work bro.. keep working

Anonymous said...

Will you ever write a Lucifer Black novel. I've read a lot of your work. The Lucifer Blacks are your greatest creation in my opinion. Cheers

Will Wright said...

I have to agree woth Anon More Lucifer Blacks would be awesome.

Anonymous said...

Dan, i really cant even comprehend, how you will fix the biggest joke - cluster-fuck, which is 'Vulkan Lives'.
Hope your 'Unremembered empire' will save HH for me

Helbuck said...

saw this and I immediately thought of the Sheen birds. Hope you find them as interesting as I did.

http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2013/06/new-typewriter-part-birds-by-jeremy-mayer/



Jonathan Green said...

Hi Dan

Isn't it about time for one of those update blogs you do where you tell us a little bit about all the different projects you're working on? Warhammer 40K/Horus Heresy, 2000AD, Dragon Frontier, etc? ;-)


Swede said...

So, hey, how about that Interceptor City?

James said...

who stole Mr. Abnett?

Will Wright said...

Black library chained him to the desk again,all the Madrox clones too

Anonymous said...

Hi everyone!

Anyone know when The Unremembered Empire is due to be released?

Thanks

Tom

James said...

February, 2014 for that book according to BL

Anonymous said...

Just confirmed via Black Library...

Unremembered Empire

Pre-Order Sat 28th September 2013
Shipping Mon 30th September 2013

Wooooo-hoooooo!

Tom

Anonymous said...

Mr. Abnett, this comment has nothing to do with what your post is about but I read the Malus Darkblade series recently and loved it. I went googling hoping to find more about you and your work. Anyway I was just wondering if you plan on ever writing more of the series. If you are I would be thrilled because those books were amazing in my opinion. Thanks.

Swede said...

Remember that Calvin and Hobbes cartoon where he's got a toy train crashing into a tanker truck and an airplane crashing in at the same time and ...something else exploding and... Yeah, that's Unremembered Empire. I love reading Dan Abnett stuff, but this is not good. More epic is not always more better, kind of like the old clown suit armours of World of Warcraft back when it was cool.

People teleporting and stepping out of the warp and falling from skies and more and more away from the nuanced, stylish mayhem that was Legion and Prospero Burns and Malleus. But possibly very good reading for people impressed by more cool awesome turned up to 11 on the outrageous crazy scale. To each their own, I suppose, really. 17-year-old me about 22 years ago may have loved it.

Anonymous said...

I just wanted to say "Thank you" to Dan for writing "Unremembered Empire".

The scene where the phrase "We March for Macragge" is uttered is simply pure brillance.

Brother Antipodes said...

Dan, we know you are an extremely busy beaver nowadays, but how about an update of the blog?
I mean even McNeill has finally sorted his out ...

Will Wright said...


Did it occur to you,he might be extremely busy writing 5 books all at the same time?
I love when the blog is quiet,it means he is busy writing.

I too miss Dan's wit but stop with the entitlement.
Dan keep the blog game low and your awesome fething books high.

Anonymous said...

It cool that Dan is writing novels and not blog - because we can't wait to read the Warmaster

Hoàng Smile said...

Can't wait for Dublin see you there!
friv 250

Raven said...

Hey Dan, you still alive??

Anonymous said...

Dan - i hope, you are doing well. Where have you gone? Are you still a novelist - or are you just writing comics now?

Mike Nelson said...

Dan is it hard to have a character in both the Hourus Hersey and the 40k universe at the same time?

I hope Alpharius has more screen time in Penitent. I really like that the Primarch is working with Eisenhorn. IS it revealed why he is doing so?

CubanNecktie said...

Hey Dan,

Big fan of your work, especially the Eisenhorn stuff. I'm glad to see you have a blog and make yourself available to your fans.

I'm not one to usually leave comments about micro-details in lore storylines, but as I delve deeper into 40K I find myself drawn to its subtext.

Recently on my local forums I started a thread to stab in the dark at the nature of the two missing Primarchs. This quickly devolved into theories about the true nature of the God Emperor himself. Finally, intending more to ruffle a few feathers than to challenge canon, I pieced together a very rough hypothetical that the Emperor is and has always been the fifth Ruinous Power Malal/Malice.

If you find yourself with time to read a page and a half of solid fluff-nerd debate I promise you a rich sampling of ridiculousness. Perhaps even some truth.

KUTGW!

http://www.gamesummit.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14366&start=40

CubanNecktie said...

Hi again Dan,

Going to share one more crazy theory with you and no more :) I'm sure fans bombard you with ideas, so this will be my last.

In the vein of my search for the last two primarchs I re-read Horus Rising and was intrigued by the past where Horus talks about the 20 Gothic zodiac signs and his being the Sagitari.

After a long list of deductions I've concluded that of the last two Primarchs, one is based on the Scorpius constellation myth and the other on Orion.

The backstory being that the Scorpius primarch slew the Orion one and was in turn killed by Horus (Sagittarius). As a result the Red Scorpions (Scorpius) and the Iron Snakes (Orion) are two progenitor or first founding chapters from these Primarchs that were absorbed into the Ultramarines when the records were cleared.

Full breakdown: http://www.gamesummit.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=14366&p=143330#p143330

OK :) that's the last of it. Thanks!!

Alan Lindberg said...

Ey sir, did you notice that they've tried to break the "Laws" lately sir? http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/legacy-of-the-big-bang-a-century-after-albert-einsteins-predictions-scientists-discover-gravitational-waves-in-one-of-the-most-important-goals-in-cosmology-9197739.html. (vry sry for such an ungodly link)
They think they have things figured out "Before" the Emperor now! Guide us sir!, fill in the gaps we wantonly raise as possibilities! (I "Triple" dare you, as only a cursed American might!) Please keep writing sir, we need your insight and forethought!

Jonathan Green said...

Happy Last Blog Post Anniversary, Dan. ;-)

Dan Abnett said...

I'll be back :)

Anonymous said...

'I'll be back :)'

When, this would happen? :)

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm...

I think Dan may be being held in The Phantom Zone until Guardians Of The Galaxy is released in cinemas (1st August guys! Woo-hoo) due to a diabolical embargo ruling. However, as The Phantom Zone is a different comic universe its more likely to be The Cube (after all, the combined might of The Clones must reach gamma power proportions?! - its the only possible place to contain them).

I just hope Rocket Raccoon can bust you out of the joint come release day!

Take it easy Dan.

Tom

P.S. Any chance of a book signing for The Warmaster? Pleeeeease!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmm.....

Hey peeps, I'm thinking Dan has been imprisoned in The Phantom Zone due to some diabolical embargo over the imminent release of The Guardians of the Galaxy movie (out 31st July guys - woohoo!). However, as the aforementioned correctional facility is from a different universe The Clones are more likely being held in The Cube. I mean, come on, the combined psychic might of all The Clones must be zeta plus (complete insanity/dementedness/awesomeness). The only being ridiculous enough to try and rescue our favourite author is Rocket Raccoon. So come on Rocket, bust Dan out!

Side Note: Dan, you must relate to your fans how Rocket Raccoon got you outta that joint and post another blog.

Dan can't wait for Guardians. I'm going to make a T-Shirt to wear for the occasion with "HI DAN ABNETT!!!" printed on the front.

Hope I see pics of you and Nik at the premiere, I hope you have a signing for The Warmaster and I hope you post soon as I'm not on Twitter.

By the power of Grey Skull/Grabthar's Hammer, check ya later!

Tom