Bill King is the author of over 30 novels, an Origins Award-winning game designer, husband, father, and player of MMOs. His short stories have appeared in Interzone and Years Best SF. He is the creator of Gotrek & Felix and the author of the World of Warcraft novel Illidan. Over a million of his books are in print in English. Blood of Aenarion was shortlisted for the 2012 David Gemmell Legend Award. He lives in Prague, Czech Republic.
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Please come back and rescue the Gotrek and Felix series.
I just wanted to say thank you for creating/writing the Gotrek and Felix series. They were some of the best fantasy I’ve read. Very good in their own special way. I’ve also passed on your works to a handful of other people- students of mine, guildmates in WoW, etc. They’ve all enjoyed your work. Right now I’m reading your Space Wolves First Omnibus and its really pulling me into Warhammer 40k, something I’ve never thought I’d get into. Thanks! Lastly, you were the best writer of Gotrek and Felix, the current guy is decent, but the stories just don’t have the same tough and feel. Please consider picking them up again.
A fan from the States,
Cincinnati, OH, USA
Thank you, Derek, much appreciated. My apologies for taking so long to approve your comment. I have just got back from Gamesday Italy.
Any chance you’ll ever ressurrect Wasteworld? Do you still own the rights or are they with the defunct Manticore games? Enquiring minds want to know!
Rochester, Ny USA
I own the rights to the text, Randy, but I don’t see me ever resurrecting the game. It would be too much work at this stage of my life.
Bill, Thank you for your reply and for b eing an approachable artist! Too bad, the game is great. Would have loved to see the proposed expansions of the other Megazones of Avernus. Oh well, will have to exercise my brain and make my own details 😉
Good luck :)!
William, do you have a Twitter account we could follow?
@williamking9, I think it is, Richard. There is a link just below the first book cover on the top right hand side of the page :).
I just wanted to say that it gladdens my heart to see that you have followed your dreams and that you are doing well. I remember fondly our gaming sessions back in Stranraer in the late 80s, particularly the different worlds you made up using the Hero system.
Thanks for giving me at least some decent memories of Stranraer ;-P.
You are my favorite writer in warhammer series, please tell me…is there a chance that you will return to Gotrek/Felix series. The last books have lost the track and most of them are bad by my opinion. Thanks for reply, take care. Richard
Thanks Richard. I have no plans to do any more Gotrek and Felix books at the moment.
I really like your writing and love the creativity you put into it. Thanks for some very entertaining books. Do you stil tinker with game design or does writing take all your time?
Thanks Stephen, much appreciated. I still play around with some game design in the hope that I may eventually have time to get back into running a campaign some day. Right now I am looking at Old School Renaissance stuff (easy for me since I grew up with these rules) and FATE. When I have time I would like to design a Sword and Sorcery magic system for FATE, if I can’t find one off the shelf. These days though I am more interested in what other people are doing with games design.
Mr. King, thank you for your Gotrek&Felix series, it is one of my favorite fantasy series. It is very cool, that the author lives in the same city as me…:-)
Cheers from Prague (Braník)
Thanks Martin. I used to live in Branik a long time ago. I still go for walks there sometimes with my son.
I am sorry to disturb you with a Gotrek & Felix question, but to avoid spending bad money after good, I need to.
The Oct. 2013 “G&F: Myths and Legends” contains what three short stories that were originally published in what?
I have many GW/BL volumes; I have been around a while.
Black Library seems to be clueless as to where these were originally printed, and they give no titles.
I am hoping you might help me.