A collection of stories featuring air combat in the 41st millenium. Stories that make up the collection:
Medusan Wings - Matt Westbrook Raptor Down - Gav Thorpe Sturmhex - E J Davies Wraithbound - J C Stearns In Service Eternal - Matt Smith Stormseeker - Alec Worley The Emperor's Grace - Nicolas Alexander Wraithflight - Guy Haley Doom Flight - Cavan Scott Ancient History - Andy Chambers Acceptable Losses - Gav Thorpe Wings of Bone - James Swallow
In the war-torn galaxy of the 41st millennium, battle for the blood-soaked skies is fierce and deadly. Brutal Space Marine gunships and Imperial Navy fighters duel against flying horrors, alien interceptors and Chaos craft of every hellish design, for the supremacy of the air is as vital an objective as any battlefield.
Delivering high-octane action from start to finish, this collection of aeronautical short fiction features stories of death-defying pilots and devastating far-future aircraft by authors including Gav Thorpe, James Swallow, Andy Chambers, Cavan Scott and many more...
Gav Thorpe is the author of the Horus Heresy novels Deliverance Lost, Angels of Caliban and Corax. He is particularly well known for his Dark Angels stories, including the Legacy of Caliban series and the Space Marine Legends novel Azrael. His Warhammer 40,000 repertoire further includes the Path of the Eldar trilogy, The Beast Arises novel The Beast Must Die and the Phoenix Lords novels Asurmen and Jain Zar. For Warhammer, Gav has penned The Sundering trilogy, the End Times novel The Curse of Khaine and the novel Warbeast in the Realmgate Wars series. He lives and works in Nottingham, UK.
E J Davies, currently of Ottawa, is a writer, reviewer and gamer. When not wrangling words, in the curling rink, or supporting the losing side – still not convinced it was the wrong one – E J can be found teaching chemistry or buried in one of his other diverse hobbies. ‘Sturmhex’ is his first story for Black Library.
J C Stearns is a writer who lives in a swamp in Illinois with his wife and son, as well as more animals than is reasonable. He started writing for Black Library in 2016 and is the author of the short story 'Wraithbound', as well as 'Turn of the Adder', included in the anthology Inferno! Volume 2 and 'The Marauder Lives', in the Horror anthology Maledictions. He plays Salamanders, Dark Eldar, Sylvaneth, and as soon as he figures out how to paint lightning bolts, Night Lords.
Matt Smith is one of Black Library's newest authors, and the Warhammer 40,000 short story 'In Service Eternal' is his first. He is based in Norwich and spends his spare time working on his Raven Guard army and training in martial arts.
Alec Worley is a well-known comics and science fiction and fantasy author, with numerous publications to his name. He is an avid fan of Warhammer 40,000 and has written many short stories for Black Library including ‘Stormseeker’, ‘Whispers’ and ‘Repentia’. He has recently forayed into Black Library Horror with the audio drama Perdition's Flame and his novella The Nothings, featured in the anthology Maledictions. He lives and works in London.
Guy Haley is the author of the Horus Heresy novel Pharos, the Primarchs novel Peturabo and two volumes in The Beast Arises series: Throneworld and The Beheading. He has also written many Warhammer 40,000 novels, including Dante, Valedor and the Imperial Battle Tanks novels Baneblade and Shadowsword. His enthusiasm for all things greenskin led him to pen the eponymous Warhammer fantasy novel Skarsnik, as well as the End Times novel The Rise of the Horned Rat. He has also written a number of novellas and short stories set in Warhammer’s new Age of Sigmar setting. He lives in Yorkshire, England with his wife and son.
Cavan Scott has written for such popular franchises as Star Wars, Doctor Who, Judge Dredd, LEGO DC Super Heroes, Penguins of Madagascar, Adventure Time and many, many more. The writer of a number of novellas and short stories set within the Warhammer 40,000 universe, including the Warhammer Adventures: Warped Galaxies series, Cavan became a UK number one bestseller with his 2016 World Book Day title, Star Wars: Adventures in Wild Space – The Escape. Find him online at www.cavanscott.com
Author of the Path of the Dark Eldar series and the related novella The Masque of Vyle, along with the Necromunda novel Survival Instinct and a host of short stories, Andy Chambers has more than twenty years’ experience creating worlds dominated by war machines, spaceships and dangerous aliens. He lives and works in Nottingham.
James Swallow is best known for being the author of the Horus Heresy novels Fear to Tread and Nemesis, which both reached the New York Times bestseller lists, along with the novel The Flight of the Eisenstein and a series of popular audio dramas featuring the character Nathaniel Garro. For Warhammer 40,000, he has four Blood Angels novels to his name, the audio drama Heart of Rage and two Sisters of Battle novels. His short fiction has been included in the anthologies Tales of Heresy and Space Marines: The Omnibus.