A few words from me today about Mephiston: Lord of Death over at the Black Library. Read the post here: http://www.blacklibrary.com/Blog/an-interview-with-the-lord-of-death.html
… I make my first public appearance as a Black Library author. This afternoon, I’ll be signing Yarrick: Chains of Golgotha at the local Games Workshop, and I thank in advance everyone who shows up in the -19 C temps and blowing snow (but at least we don’t hit -30 until Monday!). I’m going to be a pretty excited little doggy over the next little while, as several of my efforts hit the streets. Golgotha was released yesterday, and Mephiston: Lord of Death begins its week-long sale on the 25th. And then, in February, The Death of Antagonis, but more on that in due course.
Tags: Alien, fantasy, Gethsemane Hall, horror, Kornukopia, science fiction, Seven, SF Signal
Today, I have another guest blog. I’m over at SF Signal, talking about horror as a literary virus: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2012/11/guest-post-david-annandale-on-why-the-messiness-of-genres-is-a-good-thing/
Tags: Gethsemane Hall, horror, Horus, Jen Blaylock, Mephiston, names, Warhammer 40k, world-building
Yes, I’ve written a new post. But you don’t get to read it here. Abhinav Jain has kindly invited me to contribute to his “Names: A New Perspective” series, and you can read my two-bits on names and world-building at his site, over here: http://sonsofcorax.wordpress.com/2012/11/12/nanp-the-depths-of-names/
Tags: favourite novel, Gothic, horror, Urban Fantasy, writer's block
Oh, I’ve been a bad blogger, letting weeks go by and the prose go stale here. I have, however, been doing some guest posts, so here’s a round-up of recent contributions.
On Civilian Reader’s blog, I took part in his series on “My Favourite Novel”: http://civilian-reader.blogspot.ca/2012/10/guest-post-my-favourite-novel-by-david.html
Bookworm Blues has had another series, this one on avoiding writer’s block, and here’s my bit: http://www.bookwormblues.net/2012/10/04/thoughts-on-writers-block-david-annandale/
And just today, for Halloween, I’m part of the Mind Meld at SF Signal on the relationship between the Gothic and Urban Fantasy: http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2012/10/mind-meld-the-intersection-between-gothic-horror-and-urban-fantasy/
And now I have to get back to work on this here novel thing.
Tags: Black Dragons, Space Marine Battles, The Death of Antagonis, Warhammer 40k
Thanks to Chadwick Ginther, for tagging me in the Next Big Thing. The idea behind the Next Big Thing is to present chain of weekly blog posts where the tagged authors talk about one of their current works in progress.
What is the working title of your book?
The Death of Antagonis. It will be released this coming February.
Where did the idea come from for the book?
I think the Black Dragons are a fascinating Chapter of Space Marines in the Warhammer 40,000 universe. They are unquestionably loyal, but are regarded by some with deep suspicion. One of my goals was to explore how the character of the Black Dragons and they way they wage war are inseparable. Read the rest of this entry »
Tags: books, Gethsemane Hall, haunted house, horror, writing
I have always loved horror.
This statement is both true and false. When I was very young, I didn’t necessarily like frightening entertainment. I think I was about four when I first encountered skeletons in a funhouse. They were just glow-in-the-dark, orange drawings on a wall, but that was enough to have me squeezing my eyes shut in mortal fear, and clutching my father’s hand for dear life until we were free of that horrible place. I did NOT like that AT ALL. (But now I treasure the memory.) I wasn’t much older when I found one of my mother’s old fairy-tale books in the basement. It had illustrations by Arthur Rackham. I slammed the book shut at the first decapitated giant. I did NOT like that AT ALL. (But now I wish I knew where that book was.) Read the rest of this entry »