>The Gunheads have rolled out ahead of schedule it seems. Though the book is officially listed for an early March release, I’ve been getting messages from a number of readers in the USA who have already finished the book. I’m delighted to report that the reaction so far has been overwhelmingly positive. My thanks go out to all the guys (no gals so far, sadly) who contacted me to say they enjoyed it and to ask about future adventures featuring Sergeant Oskar Andreas Wulfe.
Will he and his trusty tank return to action in the future? Hmm… they just might at that.
In an unusual reversal, it seems that American readers who pre-ordered the book started receiving their copies before the Brits did. Wherever you are, though, I hope your pre-order copy has already arrived. Don’t forget to post reviews on your favourite sites once you’ve read it, will you? If there’s a writer in this world who doesn’t love to hear from his readers, I haven’t heard of him.
In other news, I received my advance copy of the very spiffy Heroes of the Space Marine anthology today. It features my first outing with the ruthless xenos-hunters of the Deathwatch. The story is called Headhunted (as regular blog readers will already know), and it’s so jam-packed with action I could barely get the lid on it. In fact, the story ended up at double its originally planned size. The anthology also features great stories by Nick Kyme, Graham McNeill, Gav Thorpe and a whole bunch of other scribes, many of them new to Warhammer 40,000. Look for the anthology in stores around May (though pre-orders will probably be sent out in late April).
Hmm… anything else on the go right now? Work continues on R- oops! I mean work continues on my Space Marine Battles book. The ‘dramatis personae’ at the front of the book is going to be so damned big it might just need to go in as an appendix instead. That would probably be better. Hands up if you like appendices at the back of your fantasy/SF books! (Raises hands)
Reading: Anything that puts me in the proper WH40k mindset.
Watching: Not much.
Playing: Are you serious? Nothing!
Listening to: (see reading)