“Dan Abnett is probably the best writer of dark military SF in the world… You think you’re going to be reading about gladiatorial contests in some far-flung future, and Abnett delivers on that in spades for you action-fans, but what you get on top of that is a tragedy which ultimately assumes Shakespearean proportions.”
— The Guardian
“Abnett truly is the master of future war.”
Dan made his name in the tie-in SF and Fantasy fiction field, selling more than 1.2 million copies in English language of his Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 novels for Games Workshop’s Black Library imprint. They’ve also been translated into ten other languages. He’s also recently made the UK fiction charts with original Torchwood and Doctor Who novels. His comicbook scripts, for major publishers such as Marvel, DC Comics and the UK’s 2000 AD, have attracted critical plaudits and strong sales on both sides of the Atlantic.
The three novels for Angry Robot will allow Abnett to play to all his strengths as a writer. His penchant for wildly imaginative world-building and lovable characters comes to the fore in TRIUMFF, a ribald historical fantasy set in a warped clockwork-powered version of our present day … a new Elizabethan age, not of Elizabeth II but in the style of the original Virgin Queen. This will be published in October 2009 in the UK and May 2010 in the US, with a second book planned for 2011.
Next year will see two novels set in the same stunning future-war setting. EMBEDDED sends a journalist into the frontline of a distant planetary war… chipped inside the head of a combat veteran. When the soldier is killed, the journo must use all his resourcefulness to get safely home again, reporting on a live feed all the way. No one writes future war as well as Dan Abnett, and fans of tie-in series such as “Gaunt’s Ghosts” and his “Horus Heresy” novels will be blown away by this bold new move into original science fiction.
Video Interview with Dan on YouTube – From Ghostbusters to Triumff (May 2009)
Video Interview with Dan, talking writing and favourite reading (August 2009)
Interview with Dan, over at The Literary Project (November 2009)
Interview with Dan at Luke Reviews (Dec 09)
Huge interview with in-depth thoughts on Triumff and Embedded courtesy of SciFi Now (Feb 10)
Guest Post with SF Signal, extolling the virtues of puns (Aug 10)
Interview with Dark Fiction Review (Sept 10)
Interview with BSC Review (March 11)
Interview with SF Signal (March 11)
Interview with Boom Tron (March 11)
Guest Post on Philip Palmer’s Debatable Spaces (June 11)
Listen to an interview with Boom Tron (June 11)