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Default The new 1K word stories

No one been reading them?

Reviews would be nice.

http://www.blacklibrary.com/ebooks/angels-of-death
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I've ALWAYS hated short stories. Never knew why, but I just do not like to read shorts. Even when BL puts all the shorts in a fat book (using BL as an example), I still hate them (the stories). That being said, I am also not going to $2 + tax for every short story they feel like throwing out.
Being a collector however, when they release these in a compilation in paper form, I will buy that. But that's just because I like to collect BL books (not the digital versions, even though I buy those too).
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I'm assuming these will be collected and released in the up coming novel There Is Only War

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1849703957/ref=ox_sc_sfl_image_7?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER
According to Amazon it is 896 pages of short stories. Are there really that many pages of short stories still not already collected in other books? So with that in mind I am assuming these "Angels of Death" collection may be included upon this books release. Least that is my hope, as I hate eBooks...
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I have been reading them and they are shit. It would be nice if they even revealed something new or interesting about the various Chapters portrayed, but no. Generic bolter porn half the time, uninteresting dialogue the other half.

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I have been reading them and they are shit. It would be nice if they even revealed something new or interesting about the various Chapters portrayed, but no. Generic bolter porn half the time, uninteresting dialogue the other half.
Some have been good. Some terribly bad and some just end so abruptly you're caught off guard and left wondering if your download of the book wasn't complete/corrupted.

I think the problem is that one thousand words is just not enough for a Space Marine story. They should have made the limit 4-5k.

Any thoughts on the ones by Thorpe, Similie and McNeil? I can't risk wasting money on those authors. They haven't redeemed themselves yet.
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I'm not sure sold on them as It stands. I've read the Brazen Claws, Iron Hands, Space Sharks, Howling Griffons and Fury.

Like I said in the other thread - https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=128767 - 1k words just isn't enough to say anything memorable. Take the Iron Hands one, Iron Soul, nothing really happens until the end and the potential for it regarding Iron Hands progression is phenomenal, either Digital Marines or AI, which if you add in Stronos trying to steer the chapter away from bionics and mechanisation creates great story potential, but the likelihood of this being developed further is next to nill.

Plus as it stands I've spent 5 on ebooks, I could get 2-3 decent books on Kindle for that or possibly a decent ebook from the BL for that.

1k words just isn't enough, only good thing these ebooks do is that it's nice to see other less mainstream chapters mentioned, but in 1k words these chapters only exist in name only, there is no personality behind them.

If your going to games day pick up the collected anthology instead, or wait for said anthology to be possibly released later. Otherwise unless there is a short about a chapter you love, save your money.

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Anyone read this one: http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhamme...uty-ebook.html

It features a chapter I've never heard of and they sound really unique. An entire Chapter of Apothecaries?
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Anyone read this one: http://www.blacklibrary.com/warhamme...uty-ebook.html

It features a chapter I've never heard of and they sound really unique. An entire Chapter of Apothecaries?
I just downloaded it, along with the Space Sharks one. They were the only ones that piqued my interest at all. I'll let you know how it is later.
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Interesting idea to do this, but right now, i don't like where BL is going.

Serial novels (with the omg prices for episode); 1 thousand words shorts (with the omg prices for each); Limited editions novellas(with the omg prices - and OMG + delivery); anthologies (here prices are ok - but the last 2 anthologies were shit); reprints and etc.

With each passing month it's less and less normal (with ok price) novels.

Look at the next 5 months - only 5 novels (that are not old or could be read at all): Unremembered empire; MASTER OF DRAGONS; Warmaster; SMB novel about Iron Snakes in the Sabbat Worlds crusade and Vengeful spirit.

Everything else - exclusive LE, anthologies, anthologies, reprints, (BLACK LIBRARY CLASSICS)

It's very sad
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