Farseer

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William King

A book by William King

William John King was born on 7 December 1959 at Stranraer in Scotland. He has four younger siblings. He studied at Dalrymple elementary school, then at Stranraer Academy, where he studied Latin and Greek, was engaged in swimming and chess. In 1977 he entered the University of Edinburgh to study English literature. In his student years, he was seriously interested in role-playing games. From an interview with the writer: “Q: When did you start writing and why? A: It all started when my essay won a prize in elementary school. It was a competition run by Nestlé and I won a box of chocolates. I won another one the next year. I think after that writing became associated with making chocolate, a connection that has survived to this day.

" Traditionally, for a modern author, William managed to try many works, from laborer to civil servant, and even worked for some time in a chocolate factory. King`s debut story "Green Troops" was published in the spring of 1988 in Dream Science...

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William John King was born on 7 December 1959 at Stranraer in Scotland. He has four younger siblings. He studied at Dalrymple elementary school, then at Stranraer Academy, where he studied Latin and Greek, was engaged in swimming and chess. In 1977 he entered the University of Edinburgh to study English literature. In his student years, he was seriously interested in role-playing games. From an interview with the writer: “Q: When did you start writing and why? A: It all started when my essay won a prize in elementary school. It was a competition run by Nestlé and I won a box of chocolates. I won another one the next year. I think after that writing became associated with making chocolate, a connection that has survived to this day. " Traditionally, for a modern author, William managed to try many works, from laborer to civil servant, and even worked for some time in a chocolate factory. King`s debut story "Green Troops" was published in the spring of 1988 in Dream Science Fiction # 15. Before that, for a couple of years, he was published only in amateur and semi-professional magazines. King`s love of literature and games eventually found its way out when William joined the board games company Games Workshop in 1989. By that time, he had already published five stories - two in Dream Science Fiction (including the debut one), one in Interzone, and one each in the anthologies Zenith (1989) and Starfield (1989). Incidentally, the short story “Visiting the Dead”, published in 1989 “Interzone” # 8, was later reprinted in the anthologies “The Year`s Best Science Fiction: Seventh Annual Collection” (1990) and “Interzone: The 5th Anthology” (1991). At Games Workshop, William King first wrote stories for numerous anthologies about the worlds of Warhammer and Warhammer 40,000, as well as contributed to the creation of games and manuals for them. In the last decade, he also managed to develop games in other companies and even created his own company. The game system "Warzone" ("Target Games"), in the creation of which he had a hand, brought the creators the "Origin Award" in 1995. Currently, King focused entirely on literary pursuits. In August 1999, King`s first novel from the series "Gotrek & Felix" (about the heroes of the world "Warhammer" Gotrek Gurnisson) and Felix Jaeger - "Trollslayer" was published. In September 1999, a sequel - "Skavenslayer" appeared. The third novel in the series, Daemonslayer, was released in October of the same year, followed by Dragonslayer (2000), Beastslayer (2001), Vampireslayer (2001) and Giantslayer (2003). the author does not have a series yet.In December 1999, Black Library, the publishing arm of Games Workshop, published King`s title novel from the Space Wolf series about the world of Warhammer 40,000 - Space Wolf. included sequels - "Ragnar`s Claw" (1999), "The Gray Hunter" (2002) and "Wolf Blade" (2003). The author also has no plans for a further continuation of the series. Another novel by William King from the world of "Warhammer 40,000" begins trilogy "Eldar" - "Farseer" (2002) William King traveled extensively in Eve rope and Asia, visited Australia and the USA. He currently lives in Prague, Czech Republic. Official site http://www.trollslayer.net/ Taken from the site http://fantlab.ru/