Since the old thread got locked after odd squabbles between users, here's another one, as BL/WHC are starting up the marketing engines for Warhammer Horror's rollout towards the end of the month. There are things to talk about.
First off, we got some more insights into Maledictions, the anthology spreading both universes, via Warhammer Community.
Maledictions will feature 11 stories, including David Annandale, C.L.Werner, Graham McNeill, Josh Reynolds and some (relative) newcomers to BL, including Peter McLean, J.C.Stearns, Richard Strachan, Alec Worley, Cassandra Khaw (who has a couple of horror outings under her belt, mostly published under Tor.com), Paul Kane and Lora Gray.
All have delved into the shadowy recesses of their imaginations to bring you flesh-creeping tales of the weird and uncanny. Their stories will expose nightmares, detail the macabre and possess the minds of hapless victims. They feature creatures whose baleful malevolence will freeze the blood in your veins. This collection sets the sinister tone of Warhammer Horror and displays the full diversity of dread experienced by those who suffer the 41st Millennium and endure the Mortal Realms.
From Gothic tales of grief and tragedy and harrowing accounts of psychological torment to murderous hauntings and bizarre, cosmic horrors, we’re taken on a terrifying and emotional journey to discover the wakeful terror of life in the Warhammer universes.
That does sound awesome to me, at least. It's what I wanted out of Horror to begin with, and here's confirmation that we're getting that. Maledictions goes up for preorder on the 23rd,
The same article also goes to detail Kim Newman's contributions (for now, just reprints with added forewords) of the Vampire Genevieve classics, though hopefully he'll end up writing more for BL in the future - the man's got a thing with weird tales. Either way, the covers teased on Amazon and confirmed on WHC so far have been stunning to the point where I'm likely rebuying the books despite having the omnibus shelved...
Next off, there's a "portmanteau novel" coming, build on three stories by David Annandale, Josh Reynolds and Phil Kelly, titled The Wicked and the Damned. This one's confirmed for audiobook coverage as well, read by Doug Bradley.
This should follow a week later, I believe, seeing how Amazon lists them close together.
The third of the launch lineup is an audio drama by Alec Worley, titled Perdition's Flame. It won't be the only audio drama to appear this year, as confirmed today on WHC.
We already had tricklings of authors like David Annandale tweeting about their work on further WHH novels, but this info here is neat and consolidates what we know:
Later in 2019, when the nights start to draw in and darkness falls, Warhammer Horror will rise once again from the grave for a season of chilling adventures, with three novels delving into the darkest depths of the Warhammer universes. Josh Reynolds will detail the Dark Harvest, David Annandale will open the doors to The House of Night and Chain, and C L Werner will venture into the Castle of Blood. In addition to these, a new short story anthology and more audio dramas will ensure that you have plenty of terrifying tales to keep you huddled under the bedsheets with a book all winter long.
Whether these will be 40k or AoS novels isn't confirmed, though I think we could make educated guesses based on titles and the authors' previous works. Sadly, there's nothing to glean from Amazon just yet.
Either way, this is starting to look really damn promising, especially if you straddle the setting divide and can look forward to all of it.
Oh, and before I forget, there's been an extract of Paul Kane's 40k story "Triggers" from Maledictions via WHC!