Forgotten Texts is an ongoing, weekly series of articles in which I take a look back into the Black Library archives at some of the earliest stories I can find. These mostly cover the (old) Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000 settings, although there are a few Necromunda stories in there as well, and the idea is that each article will contain a review of the story as well as a commentary on how it stands up against, and fits in with, the state of the setting as it is today.
As the series grows it’s going to cover stories written by a wide range of authors, some of whom still write for Black Library and some of whom don’t. To begin with I’m going to try and include as many authors as possible, but over time I’ll add additional stories by some of the more prolific writers. Where possible I’m going to speak to the authors and ask them for their own thoughts on these formative stories.
Most of these articles are going to be looking at short stories, but there will be the occasional novel thrown in there as well; keep an eye out for slightly longer reviews in those cases. Below is a running list of the stories covered so far, along with any supplementary articles such as interviews with the authors.
If you have any specific suggestions for stories to include, or questions about any of the stories already covered, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can add a comment at the bottom of this page, or alternatively look up Track of Words on Facebook or Twitter and drop me a line.
- Salvation by Jonathan Green
- The Demon Bottle by Alex Hammond
- The Black Pearl by Chris Pramas
- Grunsonn’s Marauders by Andy Jones
- Last Chance by Gav Thorpe
- Rites of Passage by Gordon Rennie
- The Dead Among Us by James Wallis
- Tenebrae by Mark Brendan
- Ancient History by Andy Chambers
- Words of Blood by Ben Counter
- Snares and Delusions by Matthew Farrer
- Ghostmaker by Dan Abnett
- Orphans of the Kraken by Richard Williams
- The Falls of Marakross by Steve Parker
- The Raven’s Claw by Jonathan Curran
- Know Thine Enemy by Gav Thorpe
- Space Marine by Ian Watson
- Birth of a Legend by Gav Thorpe
- First and Only by Dan Abnett
- Another classic tale from Black Library’s archives… (coming soon)