Bill King is the author of over 20 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 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.



  1. Max Schreiber says:

    Please come back and rescue the Gotrek and Felix series.

  2. Derek Weimer says:


    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,

    Derek Weimer
    Cincinnati, OH, USA

  3. Randy Metras says:


    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!

    Randy Metras
    Rochester, Ny USA

  4. Randy Metras says:

    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 😉


  5. William, do you have a Twitter account we could follow?

  6. Harry Bell says:

    Hi Bill,

    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.


  7. Richard Smolen says:


    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

  8. 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.

  9. 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)

  10. Douglas Brackett says:

    Mr. King,

    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.

    Thank you..

  11. Hello Mr King,

    As a fan since Trollslayer, i would like first to thank you for your work.

    Gotrek & felix are, for me, the best fantasy character ever created, and their journey will always be a part of me.

    I wish you would give their journey a proper ending, and somehting you could close this chapter of my reading life.

    As of now, i am ( and many are) unsatisfied with how the series has been left.

    A fan from france

  12. dear Mr. King.
    I am a big fan of your work. I read your gotrek and felix books partly 6 to 10 times.
    I sincerely hope that someday I will be able to enjoy a new booktape.
    Also like a new book in the warcraft universe.

    Meanwhile, I’ll just start reading again

    best regards from Germany

    • Thanks, Hoby. Apologies for taking so long to reply. I have been on holiday. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the Warhammer books and Illidan. Good luck with the rereads!

  13. WOW! I sort of stumbled on to your Blog Mr. King and I had to say thank you so very much for creating Waste World. Yes that Waste World from the 90’s. I didn’t realize you were the same author for one of my favorite RPG’s as well as one of my favorite characters in WH 40K, Ragnar Blackmane. Anyway, I noticed you have kept busy since both of these awesome projects and I look forward to reading some of your newer stuff. Again, thank you so much for Waste World, it is truly an awesome game way ahead of its time. A lot of imagination went into not just the rules, but the World as well. My gaming buddies and I still play it to this day. Of course, we added on where you left off, for over 20 years now….

    • Thanks, Chris. By weird coincidence, as I write this I am actually wearing my Ragnar Blackmane tee shirt! Nice to hear that somebody still plays Waste World. I imagine that over 20 years things have probably mutated enormously, which seems somehow appropriate. I have been working on some other gaming projects recently. Hopefully, they will be released at some point.

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