13 responses to “The Big Mo”

  1. Reds8n

    Hope you enjoyed the holiday. Always interested to read about the process of constructing the novel. Seems a far cry from the hard drinking and livin’ authors of yesteryear. Course they all died and/or went mad, so you may well be onto something.

  2. Liliedhe

    Ah, interesting to hear about that tagline… I had been wondering whether Corax had decided to become a Shadowrunner, since the Primarch thing didn’t work out so well… /geek

  3. james

    Keep at it Gav cant wait to see the novel
    got complete faith that it will be great

  4. Jay

    Gav thanks for the tips – very welcome. It truly is too easy to get distracted for prolonged periods of time trying to get THAT description or THAT piece of dialogue just right. Glad to know it isn’t just us amateurs who find that problem.

  5. Rob Ashley White

    Thanks Gav! Very cool insights, always enjoy reading your take on all things writey.
    Good luck!

  6. Anthony Reynolds

    Momentum and motivation – in my experience, these are the most important aspects of writing full-time. Once you lose one, you tend to lose the other, and they are bloody hard to regain…

    Damn, I’m looking forward to New Zealand later in the year. Can’t wait.

  7. Sy

    Keep up the good work Gav, the boys at Sons of Corax have been waiting ages for a Raven Guard novel, doubly awesome because it’s a Horus Heresy novel :)

  8. Richard Payne


    I apologise for this rather abrupt, long and off-topic message, but I could find no other way to get in touch with you (am I just being stupid?). I’ve just started a campaign to get Warhammer Quest either re-made or made available in some fashion & know you were instrumental in some of the game’s development. If you could fill me in on any licensing issues or anything of the sort that would be appreciated. You can sign the petition here:


    I’ve just managed to get Geoff Taylor to sign it & am very pleased. I’ve sent over 100 emails, as well as starting threads etc to help give the campaign as much exposure as possible. For Sigmar!

    On-topic – Corax does indeed look very much like he is going to bring a fist-full of ‘BRING IT!’ to something! Looking forward to reading it!

    Thanks for your work, both past, present & future!

    1. gavthorpe

      Here’s a little bit of publicity for your campaign. :)

      I loved WHQ, helping both in playtesting and development, and with the leaps and bounds that have changed GW’s plastics for boxed sets, I could well see it being awesome. It’s good to see the game still has dedicated fans after so many years. As far as I know there are no license or legal issues around the game, although at the time it was a bit of a budget-buster getting everything into the box.


  9. TheSGC

    This is gonna be SICK.
    Can you…

    Let’s see…how to phrase this…without bringing the BL Inquisition down on you…

    Can you reveal anything? Besides the common sense stuff (it’s about Corax, really? etc)?

  10. Deacon Vross


    I saw a vision in which the emperor fought Horus. After many blows Horus grabbed the emperor and squeezed him in such a bear hug that screaming to the “skies” his body LEPT up in light above his physical body.

    He spoke, “I cannot abandon Humanity”

    Thrusting bak in into his body Horus exploded into warp and viscera. The Emperor crumbled broken.

    Then Dorn was there.

  11. Kiwi-as-bro

    Hey Gav! Im really looking forward to Deliverance Lost!!!
    How much source material are you given by GW to write a HH novel or do you have to do a lot of ‘digging’ yourself in terms of pre-existing canon and continuity between different sources (FW, BL etc)?
    Are you coming to NZ for the rugby world cup? if so, prepare to be in for a good thumping from the home side :P. Hope you enjoy the trip round here mate.

    1. gavthorpe

      If BL have any relevant materials, they will usually pass them on, but a lot of the HH work is digging through the old and existing background for little nuggets to expand upon. I have just rewritten scene in Deliverance Lost to include tunnellers from the original Space Marine game 😀

      I and some friends were going to be travelling to the RWC in NZ, but alas finances and schedules have meant the plan has been abandoned :( I hope to get out that way some day…



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