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Guy Haley

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Guy Haley is the author of Crash, Champion of Mars, the Richards and Klein series, The Dreaming Cities and others. He is a prolific contributor to Games Workshop's Black Library imprint having written books including the bestselling Dark Imperium, Dante, Pharos and The Devastation of Baal.

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Guy Haley Write a lot. Listen to advice when it is given, especially if you don't like the advice. Don't assume you are an undiscovered genius. At the other…moreWrite a lot. Listen to advice when it is given, especially if you don't like the advice. Don't assume you are an undiscovered genius. At the other extreme, don't assume you are rubbish. Writing is a craft, like carpentry, and it has to be learned. It takes a long time to become a writer for all but the luckiest few. Only a proportion of those who are published will make any money from it. It is lonely, hard work, and often demoralising. If you can cope with that, get typing.(less)
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Yeah, I know Charleston is in West Virginia today, but in this future the states don't match up with the way they…more
Hi Trevor, thanks for your message.

Yeah, I know Charleston is in West Virginia today, but in this future the states don't match up with the way they are now (indeed, they're not even states any more). In Quinn's time there is a kingdom called Virginia that lies in and around the boundaries of the modern day Virginias. There's a lot of this going on. Some places haven't kept the same name, and there are some far bigger geographical upheavals coming up in future books. At some point I'll have to draw a map.

I chose West Virginia because it represents a transition between the Eastern seaboard and central US landscapes. Quinn's already some way into his journey from the city of Atlantis when we meet him, and this story represents something of a turning point for him. Charleston of the future is a frontier town in many respects.

It was also important to me that this future makes sense. The cities and kingdoms have to be able to trade and so on. I wanted an area where the Mississippi river system starts to get big enough to carry large barges. In this future, most travel and communications are done along the rivers, as it was in the 19th century - and the Kanawha fit the bill.

If I'm truthful, part of it was down to confusion on my part between Charleston, South Carolina and Charleston, West Virginia, but once I did my research it all came together quite nicely.

I've no personal connection with the US, and have never been to that part of the the States, in case you were wondering. I'll have to visit for real some day!(less)
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Okay, so it’s more than a year since I posted a blog post on this website, and if I’m honest with you, this one here is likely to be the last. I’ve tried to muster up the enthusiasm to write material for the site, but although I’ve been very touched by the comments from those […] Read more of this blog post »
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“No, but if I were an illegal, experimental replicant hiding the truth of an international conspiracy I would try and put myself out of the way of those investigating it, wouldn't you? I don't think hiding under a bed will be very successful. But, if you've any better idea of what the deadly robot assassin is up to, please feel free to act upon it.”
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“Intent on their small extinctions, they are ignorant of the greater death going on all around them.”
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