Posts Tagged ‘Warhammer 40k’

The Sorrows of Hope

Posted: December 28, 2015 in Uncategorized
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This is a bit of a follow-up to my post on repetition in Star Wars (so the spoiler warning applies again). This article in Salon touches on some related ideas, again emphasizing the thematic purpose of repetition in the saga. I was struck by the author’s grim reading of the nature of the Star Wars universe. I think there are excellent points here, ones worth grappling with, and so herewith just a few rough, preliminary thoughts.


So I just sat down and sorted through what I wrote and what was published in 2014. A few things remain under the veil of secrecy, but this still works as a broad picture. (more…)

So the title of my the Yarrick novel I’m working on has popped up on the German Amazon sight, and a could of questions have come my way. So here’s what I can tell you. I’m pretty damn excited to announce that this is a tale of the Second War of Armageddon. It opens on the eve of the war. As far as Overlord Herman von Strab is concerned, all is well with the world. Sebastian Yarrick still has two arms.

But then…

Well. I guess you’ll have to find out. For any further information, I refer you to this gentleman.

I know, I know, you see what I did there. I’m so funny, how do they even let me out of the house?
I’ve been a neglectful blogger again, and this is going to be short, but at least there’s a glimmer from me, yes? And I had to shuffle my corpse around a bit on Halloween. (more…)

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:

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. (more…)

Well, that sounds grand, doesn’t it?

My hunch is that this Interweb thingie is going to hang around. I’m prescient that way, always anticipating the next whim of the zeitgeist. In keeping with this unerring ability to keep two steps ahead of the wind (yes, I paid actual money to see The Happening), I hereby launch this here blog whatchamawhosit. Your life is now complete. (more…)