I'd love Nik to write some more Ghosts stuff - her short stories are very interesting, very intriguing. Plus BL needs female authors, full stop - my personal love would be for them to poach Una McCormack (who writes excellent tie in lit, and is a cambridge sociology phd, now creative writing lecturer) or seek out just female authors out in the big world of sci fi and fantasy - really some of the best lit in our genre is being produced by under-read female authors as important as Ursula K. LeGuin or Shelly. But to return to Nik, I'd love her to finish off her husband's work, if that would help complete it. But urgh ... wish Warmaster, Archon and Penitent would come. I want to know about Alpharius, what Gregor is up to, Cherubael, the Emperor's Children and the pact between the Ecclesiarchy and the Word Bearers. The imagery - that basilica so large it had clouds and micro-climates, its byzantine crypt levels, the decayed city out with it, the Maison Dieu, the last house of House Glaw, the continued connections between Dan's works like Prospero Burns and this.
Also has there been any word on Matt Farrer's Urdesh/Iron Snakes novel?
About two months ago Matt Farrer posted a picture on Twitter showing his laptop screen. This clearly had the Urdesh novel manuscript underway. Which is great news for two reasons:
1. It means Matt Farrer is writing a BL
novel which is a very rare and wonderful thing.
2. As it is direct tie in to the events in Warmaster it would be odd to be writing it if Warmaster is not underway or finished.
As a W40k and HH
fan I am gutted Abnett has been absent from BL
for so long (apparently he wrote I Am Slaughter over 4 years ago but it went on the BL
shelf while they put the series on hold). Waiting for Penitient, Warmaster and Archon has been really frustrating but...
As a human being I can totally understand that:
1. Dan Abnett needs variety in his work to feel inspired and has always mixed up who he works for.
2. He has been drawn to the bigger pay check working for Marvel probably brings
However, it would be nice to get a bit of definitive news from the man himself!
Edited by DukeLeto69, 08 October 2016 - 07:22 AM.