Title: BLACK LIBRARY WEEKENDER NEWS
Description: All of the Horus Heresy material from BL
ShroudFilm - November 5, 2012 06:35 PM (GMT)
I'm actually amazed by how lackadaisical the coverage of the HH news at the BL Weekender has been on TGC... I would have thought you'd all be chomping at the bit for the stuff we announced! :blink:
THIS RUMOUR CONTROL. HERE ARE THE FACTS.
Confirmed novels, novellas and audios, with release dates where announced:
BETRAYER - Aaron Dembski-Bowden - Jan 2013
Angron and Lorgar smash up Ultramar. Not a sequel to Calth, so much as a parallel storyline. "Big unknown event" takes place during this novel.
MARK OF CALTH - ed. Laurie Goulding - Apr 2013
Anthology featuring stories from the Ultramar side of the war, for years after Calth. Confirmed are:
1) 'Calth That Was' (Graham McNeill) novella which links Remus Ventanus to the 40k Ultramarines continuity, along with Maloq Kartho before he becomes a daemon prince.
2) 'The Shards of Erebus' (Guy Haley) showing how Erebus learned to do his warp-travel thing, and where he got his athame dagger.
3) 'Unmarked' (Dan Abnett) following Oll Persson as he leaves Calth.
4) 'The Underworld War' (Aaron Dembski-Bowden) showing the expansion of the Gal Vorbak, and how they realise they've been left for dead by their Legion.
5) 'Athame' (John French) which is apparently a very "odd" story, following a particular knife. All we said was that it's not Erebus's knife.
Also confirmed are Rob Sanders, Anthony Reynolds and David Annandale.
HONOUR TO THE DEAD - Gav Thorpe - Apr 2013
Audio drama set during the invasion of Calth. Two Titan legions fight for control of a city, wiping out whole regiments of Army troopers and civilians almost by accident. Contains continuity links to "other new 40k projects".
KNOW NO FEAR - hardback collector's edition - Apr 2013
CENSURE - Nick Kyme - ???
Audio drama featuring Aeonid Thiel, set after the battle for Calth.
VISIONS OF HERESY - Alan Merrett etc - "mid-2013"
This is not so much a reissue of Collected Visions as a complete reworking. Loads of new artwork, all corrected background material and loads of new text from Alan himself. All of the Neil Roberts covers will be included, as well as new concept art and close-ups. This also covers almost all of the Horus Heresy novels so far, as opposed to just the old edition canon.
The format will be A5 hardback to match the HH series. It will be released simultaneously alongside a limited edition, which matches the larger Forgeworld books exactly.
VULKAN LIVES - Nick Kyme - ???
The clue is in the title! Although left for dead, Vulkan has survived Isstvan V, and this story explains where he has been and why he hasn't been found earlier.
UNREMEMBERED EMPIRE - Dan Abnett - ???
This is the "Imperium Secundus" that has been hinted at so far. Ultramar is fortified as a second Imperium, because Guilliman honestly believes that the Emperor is dead. Sanguinius is to be crowned as the new Emperor, which doesn't sit well with all present. There will be a "massive superhero style battle" which Dan never expected to see in the Heresy.
This is the first book in a wider arc, as part of the Age of Darkness.
MACRAGGE'S HONOUR - Dan Abnett/Neil Roberts - Nov 2013
Full colour, 100-page graphic novel, hardback to match the rest of the HH series perfectly. This will NOT be available in partwork, nor split into comics, and is being produced SOLELY by Black Library. It follows the naval duel mentioned in 'Know No Fear', between Marius Gage and Kor Phaeron.
This will be available in time-limited edition with extra content, as well as non-limited edition later.
VENGEFUL SPIRIT - Graham McNeill - ???
WOLF HUNT - Graham McNeill - ???
Audio drama which explains the rather abrupt ending of 'The Outcast Dead', and the supposed timeline "error" which everyone thought they had spotted. Severian is hunted down by Nagasena in the Petitioner's City, as he tries to follow the original plan to escape Terra.
THE SIGILLITE - Chris Wraight - ???
Audio drama which hints at who Malcador actually is, and what his role is supposed to be in the Emperor's grand plans. Also laying the foundations for the Webway War.
CYBERNETICA - Rob Sanders - ???
Limited edition novella, which shows what is currently happening on Mars. Techno-heretics are released from imprisonment by loyalist forces fighting a rebellion war on the surface against Kelbor Hal.
UNNAMED CORAX NOVELLA - Gav Thorpe - ???
Literally, what Corax did after 'Deliverance Lost', attacking a forge world which had begun producing daemon engines. Also described is a "battle" between two floating cities which "broadside" each other for weeks while assault troops jump back and forth between them.
UNNAMED WHITE SCARS NOVEL - Chris Wraight - ???
Following on from 'Brotherhood of the Storm', Jaghatai Khan makes up his own mind what to do in the Horus Heresy after Chondax - it's not the answer everyone is expecting. Also links to 'Garro: Sword of Truth' and explains why there were traitor White Scars near Terra.
Two more anthologies have been announced, titled 'SHATTERED LEGIONS' and 'THE SILENT WAR'. Laurie Goulding is announced as editing both of them.
Also, it was announced there at Christmas there will be THREE Horus Heresy mini audio dramas released through the website. These will not be available physically available on CD for the foreseeable future.
ahriman - November 5, 2012 07:10 PM (GMT)
Jeeeez thats a load of releases, and I'm so looking forward to every single one. Lots of love for Calth as well should quieten those who said it wasn't as epic as it should have been.
Gonna have to start saving now me thinks, especially if I want any novellas
Markus Krell - November 5, 2012 07:14 PM (GMT)
So what you're saying Shroud is "EVERYONE: START SAVING YOUR MONEY!!" ;)
Well done on the editing rites; just a little longer for us to wait before our ideas of the HH start being published!! :D
Is there any news on when Scorched Earth is being released please?
malika - November 5, 2012 07:26 PM (GMT)
What Shroud is actually saying is: Sell your left kidney right now!
Markus Krell - November 5, 2012 08:32 PM (GMT)
Already done that... what about the left one? Aren't the kidneys like the appendix, not of any real use nowadays?!! :o
Maybe Shroud can do a reading every week like in Jackanory?!! :blink:
"Are you sitting comfortably TGCers? Then I'll begin.
'I was there, the day Horus slew the Emperor.'...
Ilmarinen - November 5, 2012 08:41 PM (GMT)
Before I post other thoughts from the Weekender, you're all gonna want to see this...
Oh sweet zombie raptor tim minchin jesus!
Ilmarinen - November 5, 2012 08:43 PM (GMT)
Oh, and this...
Markus Krell - November 5, 2012 09:11 PM (GMT)
How small is that person behind Sanguinius? :o
Ilmarinen - November 5, 2012 09:23 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Markus Krell @ Nov 5 2012, 09:11 PM)|
| How small is that person behind Sanguinius? :o |
I think they're human serfs.
Markus Krell - November 5, 2012 09:32 PM (GMT)
|I think they're human serfs.|
But I never thought humans were that small!! :blink:
Magos Explorator - November 5, 2012 09:42 PM (GMT)
Very exciting! Thanks for posting, Shroud, and congrats on your hand in this. :)
ShroudFilm - November 6, 2012 01:43 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Markus Krell @ Nov 5 2012, 09:32 PM)|
| But I never thought humans were that small!! :blink: |
Go back to 'False Gods' and 'Galaxy in Flames' - a primarch is a head taller than a Space Marine, and a Space Marine is a head taller than a very tall human.
Petronella Vivar is stated as being less than half the height of Horus.
BigWill - November 6, 2012 03:48 PM (GMT)
I am very glad to hear Vissions of Heresy is also coming out with a FW sized version.
I have the perfect small bookshelf that all the FW books will fit into like a glove.
Any word on this one going digital as well?
My dumb ass plans to buy both :D
Markus Krell - November 6, 2012 07:21 PM (GMT)
Shroud: But it's not until you see them, that hits home. He's so small he could run through Sanguinius' legs!!
What would a squat look like next to a primarch?!!
Can you say what the picture denotes please? Obviously Sanguinius has 'won' something, but what?!!
Ilmarinen - November 6, 2012 08:50 PM (GMT)
It's the cover of Unremembered Empire, and is a sequel to both Betrayer and Fear to Tread.
As you can tell, Guilliman is very happy that Sanguinius is there ...Sanguinius is less so!
In the background there are marines from various Legions, including White Scars and Space Wolves - all of whom have different expressions, varying from pleased to sceptical.
The background is the skyline of Macragge.
We also saw the cover of Vulkan Lives - Vulkan is kneeling on the black sands (more crushed Oreos!) of Isstvan V, cradling a dead Salamander marine in one arm, with his other arm raising his warhammer against a stormy sky. He doesn't have a helmet on (obviously, since his helmet is going off and having adventures in a different book on its own!) and his skin is black (not sure how black though).
Pacific - November 6, 2012 09:27 PM (GMT)
That looks awesome, can't wait to see the proper image/copy of it!
In fact I can't wait to hear more about 'Unremembered Empire' doubly (quadrubly!) so because it's being written by Abnett - he has such a wonderful record of managing to introduce 'new' stuff despite being limited by the overall boundaries of what we know will happen in the Heresy.
In that second picture of the comic strip, is one of the marines saying "Oh my god, it's full of stars!" in the final speech bubble?.. I can't quite make it out.. :D
PS - For anyone not aware Abnett has got a great history with comic books, he has done quite a lot of work with 2000AD so I'm glad BL have got him to pen this one!
Markus Krell - November 6, 2012 09:32 PM (GMT)
Cheers Ilmarinen. Guilliman looks like a referee from a boxing match lifting Sanguinius' arm up in triumph. Could it be related to the whole "who will become Warmaster", as I'm sure Sanguinius was close to getting it?
Can't wait to see that Vulkan cover. I assume that you can't really have true black in these pictures; hopefully his armour has not been totally obscured, so I can borrow the design!!
Ilmarinen - November 6, 2012 10:26 PM (GMT)
@Pacific - it says: "Macragge's Honour - it's in pursuit, it's in pursuit!"
The story is Kor Phaeron's escape after the events in Know No Fear, and the longest naval duel in Imperial history (IIRC).
Magos Explorator - November 6, 2012 10:34 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Ilmarinen @ Nov 6 2012, 03:50 PM)|
| He doesn't have a helmet on (obviously, since his helmet is going off and having adventures in a different book on its own!) and his skin is black (not sure how black though). |
What do you mean?
ShroudFilm - November 6, 2012 11:06 PM (GMT)
Markus Krell - November 7, 2012 10:07 AM (GMT)
"Will helmet and primarch be reunited?" - well, you're just gonna have buy the book!!
Is Neil Roberts working 24/7, 'cos he's producing loads of great images?!!
Magos Explorator - November 8, 2012 03:44 AM (GMT)
Shroud: Heh, fair enough. :)
Marcoos - November 8, 2012 02:23 PM (GMT)
A bit of a shameless plug, and I know the BL realeases have been covered comprehensively on here anyway, but I've shared some of my thoughts on the Black Library Weekender in my Horus Heresy blog www.baddice.co.uk/heresy
Hope it's of interest.
Marcoos - November 9, 2012 06:34 AM (GMT)
I should also say, Ben Curry (host of the Bad Dice podcast) recorded the Upcoming Horus Heresy seminar at he BL Weekender. If you missed the event, and want to catch up with the latest news as presented by John French, Nick Kyme and Laurie Goulding, the audio is available on Bad Dice members section www.baddice.co.uk/snakeeyes (for the record, I don't benefit from anyone signing up, so hopefully you won't think it's just a shameless plug!). The recording is surprisingly good quality from a han held mic in the middle of the audience, you an certainly hear anything the presenters talked about, with just a few audience questions that are difficult to hear.
Ilmarinen - November 9, 2012 11:58 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Marcoos @ Nov 9 2012, 06:34 AM)|
| I should also say, Ben Curry (host of the Bad Dice podcast) recorded the Upcoming Horus Heresy seminar at he BL Weekender. If you missed the event, and want to catch up with the latest news as presented by John French, Nick Kyme and Laurie Goulding, the audio is available on Bad Dice members section www.baddice.co.uk/snakeeyes (for the record, I don't benefit from anyone signing up, so hopefully you won't think it's just a shameless plug!). The recording is surprisingly good quality from a han held mic in the middle of the audience, you an certainly hear anything the presenters talked about, with just a few audience questions that are difficult to hear. |
Laurie Goulding? I've heard he's a bit of a numptie! :P
+Edit+ Huh, you find out all sorts of apparently mild words have much worse meanings than you expect!
Marcoos - November 9, 2012 12:11 PM (GMT)
Pacific - November 9, 2012 05:21 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Ilmarinen @ Nov 9 2012, 11:58 AM)|
| +Edit+ Huh, you find out all sorts of apparently mild words have much worse meanings than you expect! |
Yes mate I've had the same thing pointed out to me with that word, by someone considerably larger than me ! :P