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This profile was last updated on 7/15/13  and contains information from public web pages.

Freelance Editor and Writer

Local Address: United Kingdom
Self-employed
 
Background

Employment History

  • Science-Fiction Journalist, Writer
  • Freelance Editor
    Mantic Games
  • Deputy Editor
    SFX
  • Editor
    Blackfish Publishing White
  • Editor
    White Dwarf
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Web References
Solaris Books : Guy Haley
www.solarisbooks.com, 16 Aug 2014 [cached]
Guy Haley is an experienced science-fiction journalist, writer and magazine editor, He has been editor of White Dwarf and Death Ray, among other magazines, and deputy editor of SFX. He is the author the Richards and Klein series from Angry Robot, and writes for Games Workshop's Black Library. A northerner by birth and a southerner by accident, Guy lives near Bath with his wife, son, cat and a huge malamute called Magnus. He misses the beer, but the weather is nicer.
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Guy Haley
Guy Haley is an experienced science-fiction journalist, writer and magazine editor, He has been editor of White Dwarf and Death Ray, among other magazines, and deputy editor of SFX. He is the author the Richards and Klein series from Angry Robot, and writes for Games Workshop's Black Library. A northerner by birth and a southerner by accident, Guy lives near Bath with his wife, son, cat and a huge malamute called Magnus. He misses the beer, but the weather is nicer.
Space Rescues! SIRTF, Rome Vs. Galileo, Donner Party, Synthetic Pot, Ape Killers, Bad Science & More!
exonews.richlabonte.net [cached]
Guy Haley, deputy editor of SFX magazine, says many writers do go to great lengths to work out the way of their world.
"Without that," he says, "they would have characters doing things without establishing their motivation or why they were doing it. [Good writers] say: 'In this universe this works this way so it's not really ridiculous.'"
He adds that many science-fiction film fans do not mind a bit of silly science if there is enough else going on to divert them.
Baneblade by Guy Haley - ...
thefoundingfields.com, 21 June 2013 [cached]
Baneblade by Guy Haley - Book Review [Shadowhawk]
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Shadowhawk reviews the first Black Library novel by author/editor Guy Haley.
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In this void steps Guy Haley, author of multiple SF novels and a former editor of GW's own White Dwarf magazine, with his first novel for Black Library. And this one is almost all about the big-scale tank battles, the kind that you imagine play out in your head while you are tabletop gaming with entire divisions of tanks.
After reading Guy's Champion of Mars from Solaris Books last year, I remarked that the way Guy had written the novel in terms of both theme and vibe made him a really good fit to write some Warhammer 40k fiction. And a few short weeks after that he did announce that very thing, much to my elation. Having finally read the book, I feel even more elated since with Baneblade he has justified my high expectations of his work and now I definitely want to read more from him. In fact, he has a Warhammer Fantasy novel coming out quite soon, Skarsnik, and he has another 40k novel scheduled for later this year, Death of Integrity, which is a Space Marine Battles novel. Fun stuff all around.
Getting back to Baneblade, what makes the novel stand out is the amount of detail that Guy has put in it. We all look at Hard SF as a subgenre where we get to read some "real science" or "highly plausible science", and in quite a bit of detail too. The genre isn't all to my tastes exactly, and I've had a mixed response to it in the last eight months (specifically), but I'm always up to read more in it. Guy has done something that is very similar in Baneblade. Whenever there is an extended scene involving the Baneblade (or variant) superheavy tanks in the novel, there is almost always quite a bit of detail involved: how the tank works, the various systems, what the characters are seeing on their command screens. I look at Hard SF as a genre that doesn't just have "real/highly plausible science" but also one where the details that the author puts in reflect the inner workings of the setting. In that vein, Michael A. Stackpole's Star Wars: X-wing novels also qualify, given how well he describes aerial and space combat with the X-wings and other starfighters common to that era in the setting.
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In a few short words, Guy Haley manages to capture the grandiosity of the Warhammer 40,000 setting itself, where behemoths like the Baneblade and its ilk fight alongside tens of meters tall giant walkers and kilometers-long cruisers engage in void warfare. In 40k, everything that can be is increased to giant proportions and that is exactly what is reflected here in first two paragraphs of the novel. There could not have been a better start to the novel, as the rest of the prologue continues to show. In a way, the prologue is a peek at one of the holiest and well-kept secrets of the Adeptus Mechanicus (the galaxy-spanning organisation that creates and manages all of the Imperium of Man's technology, most of it at any rate).
By the end of the novel, I was left wanting more, and while there is a tie-in short story (Stormlord), I really want there to be a full-fledged sequel. Guy Haley's style is a good fit for the setting, and he is able to capture the more technical aspect of it as well, something that can carve out his niche within the entire 40k range of fiction, if he continues on with it.
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Posted in: Black Library, Military SF, Review, Science Fiction, Warhammer 40K Tags: 2013 Release, 40k, Baneblade, Black Library, Book Review, Guy Haley, Imperial Guard, Military SF, Science Fiction, Shadowhawk, Space Opera, Tanks Tanks Tanks, Warhammer 40000, Warhammer 40k, WarhammerW
Solaris Books : Champion of Mars by Guy Haley
www.solarisbooks.com, 18 April 2012 [cached]
Guy Haley is an experienced science-fiction journalist, writer and magazine editor, He has been editor of White Dwarf and Death Ray, among other magazines, and deputy editor of SFX. He is the author the Richards and Klein series from Angry Robot, and writes for Games Workshop's Black Library. A northerner by birth and a southerner by accident, Guy lives near Bath with his wife, son, cat and a huge malamute called Magnus. He misses the beer, but the weather is nicer.
Guests 2011
www.bristolcon.org [cached]
An experienced science fiction journalist and critic, Guy Haley began his career on SFX where he eventually became deputy editor. He edited renowned gaming magazine White Dwarf for three years and after that the short-lived but bold Death Ray. Guy is the author of the novel Reality 36 from Angry Robot, with Champion of Mars (Solaris), Baneblade (Black Library) and Omega Point (Angry Robot) due to be released in 2012. He also writes gaming background.
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There is plenty more about Guy on his website, including reviews, interviews, fiction samples, and free stories.
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