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post #21 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-30-13, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Any idea if the Iron Snakes SMB novel will be the next one...or do we have to wait until 2015 or something like that?

I really hope it's written by Abnett
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Well... 'The Unremembered Empire' hasn't been released yet. Do we even have a release date for 'Warmaster'? And then there's also the Bequin trilogy to take into account. My guess is that it's going to be tough for Dan to write a third non-Heresy novel in a row.

If Dan remains ambitious with his schedule, I think you'll see this order:
1. 'The Unremembered Empire' (third quarter 2013)
2. 'Warmaster' (estimated for December 2013)
3. 'Ravenor versus Eisenhorn' Part 2 (second or third quarter 2014)
4. Heresy novel (fourth quarter 2014?)
5. Iron Snakes Space Marines Battle novel (sometime in 2015)
6. A sequel to Titanicus (or was it Double Eagle?) (sometime in 2015)
7. I couldn't guess when the theoretical Iron Snakes serialized novel would come out

... But that's just my guess. I base it on his bibliography/release schedule, which shows he is able to knock out two novels a year, but has also had to take a break (and a well-deserved one, at that - health related in one case, I think!) every couple of years. I include only his schedule since the Horus Heresy series started (for obvious reasons):
The Armour of Contempt (2006)
Horus Rising (2006)
Ravenor Rogue (2007)
Brothers of the Snake (June 2007)
Legion (2008)
Only In Death (October 2008)
Titanicus (October 2008)
Blood Pact (May 2009)
Prospero Burns (November 2009)
Salvation's Reach (October 2011)
Pariah: Ravenor Versus Eisenhorn (October 2012)
Know No Fear (March 2012)
The Warmaster (December 2013)

So, in eight years, Dan's been able to give us four (soon five) Heresy novels, four (soon five) Gaunt's Ghosts novels, two Inquisitor novels, a Snakes novel, a Titan novel, and two sourcebooks. That's roughly two novels a year on average, but he's a much more prolific writer than that: he's also written four Warhammer Fantasy novels, four novels for other properties, two original novels, and a screenplay.

As such, I think an average of two novels per year (health, happiness, etc., permitting) for the 40k/Heresy projects he's already mentioned is a feasible goal.

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As such, I think an average of two novels per year (health, happiness, etc., permitting) for the 40k/Heresy projects he's already mentioned is a feasible goal.
As long as it's written by Dan. I'm just afraid that they're going to let some authour write the Iron Snakes SMB novel.

They let Andy Hoare write The Hunt for Voldorius, which features the AL as the main antagonists. Should've been Dan...he would've written a much better novel. The White Scars are Dan's fave chapter (according to report of BL Dublin) and he basically built the AL from scratch. Just imagine if he had done The Hunt for Voldorius.
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Folks who were at BL Dublin seem to think it will be a collaboration between Mr. and Mrs. Abnett.
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Folks who were at BL Dublin seem to think it will be a collaboration between Mr. and Mrs. Abnett.
OK good...I was afraid they'd give it to some untested authour
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Any idea if the Iron Snakes SMB novel will be the next one...or do we have to wait until 2015 or something like that?
- this december 2013 (pre-release version at Weekender), with the release of the next GG novel (Warmaster) - written by him and his wife. He told that himself.
But all this depends on Dan - due to his words (via his twitter) that he began writing 'Warmaster' TODAY () So we need to believe, in his ability to write a novel in a 4 months time.

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Well... 'The Unremembered Empire' hasn't been released yet. Do we even have a release date for 'Warmaster'?
Unrem.Empire - October (ebook)
Warmaster - December (ebook)
I hope this helps
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Thanks! I'm especially happy about the earlier-than-expected release for the Snakes novel.
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