Aaron Dembski-Bowden

Don't worry. None of this blood is mine.

I’m not, like, the world’s greatest team player. In group meetings, even if it’s something I feel passionately about, I’ll be pretty quiet the whole time, taking it all in and waiting until I’ve had some time to boil the ideas into bubbles, before replying properly (and at foolish length) at a later date.

However, certain current and future projects require – or rather, they’re rewarded by – a significant degree of back and forth between me and Dan, given the potential for treading on toes, or zigging instead of zagging. Obviously, I can’t say much (and if you jump to conclusions, they’ll almost certainly be wrong, I promise), but I thought it might be interesting to show what I spent a good two hours of my day doing.

I also need a shave, apparently.

Unlike Dan, I angle my camera to hide the devastating mess of my office.

March 21, 2011 - Posted by | Uncategorized |


  1. Ooooh, let the speculation begin!
    I think the angle of your cam better accentuates that considerable pout of yours also.

    Comment by Rob Ashley White | March 21, 2011 | Reply

    • I was trying to not laugh at Dan being mean about something, but yeah, I look quite precious.

      Comment by aarondembskibowden | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  2. Having a mess shows that youre actually working. 😉

    Comment by Forkmaster | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  3. Please don’t tell me Dan told you to shave… I’m sure I don’t need to point out why that would be silly.

    Comment by Vinnie | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  4. Well Calth is the obvious conclusion but by the way you position it we shouldn’t focus on the obvious – then again that could be a double bluff!!!

    Comment by Jay | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  5. Dan’s office is a lot more interesting than yours. The Iron Man, an Elder Thing _and_ the Millennium Falcon- no wonder his books are awesome.

    Grow the beard out, man. It’s looking good. Maybe lose it for the wedding photos, but see if you can beat the beast I grew two years ago before then.

    Comment by G | March 21, 2011 | Reply

    • Dude, thats Iron Giant, not Iron Man. I almost had my middle name changed to that when I was like 6. ^^

      Comment by JJ | April 2, 2011 | Reply

  6. Huzzah! to great others working together o/\o

    Comment by J.Sibley | March 21, 2011 | Reply

    • authors* damm brain

      Comment by J.Sibley | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  7. I bet Dan loves that photo.

    Comment by Ross | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  8. Just think, though: you’re camwhoring with Dan Abnett. Regularly. That’s more awesome than being driven mad and realizing that the face of God you’re seeing has three eyes.

    Also, to dare to tread into the realm of speculation, I’m going to go with NIGHT LORDS IN THE SABBAT WORLDS! At least then if I’m wrong, it’s at least so ludicrously wrong it becomes legend. Glory is fleeting, but infamy is eternal!

    Comment by Khestra the Unbeheld | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  9. Dan looks tired…

    Comment by Andreas F | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  10. stepping on toes? zigging rather than zagging?

    The obvious conclusion is that the two of you are choreographing a dance to perform at Games Day.

    Comment by Schafe | March 21, 2011 | Reply

    • A Horus Heresy interpretive dance? That’ll be awesome to add to a CV, and even more awesome on Youtube.

      Comment by Khestra the Unbeheld | March 21, 2011 | Reply

      • the only question is which dancer represents the Imperium and which the Heretics.

        Comment by Schafe | March 22, 2011 | Reply

  11. question! since your hoping to take on the pre/durning heresy world eaters, could you give me the year… thing that you think angorn was found during the great crusade? im working on an idea, and the timetable for angorn being found is very important.. he

    Comment by jonny frederick | March 21, 2011 | Reply

    • yah.. i definitely did not type that he at the end. but i think it is necessary to get my point across.

      Comment by jonny frederick | March 21, 2011 | Reply

  12. The only conclusion I am jumping to is that you two are collaborating on a story; that’s enough awesome sauce to satisfy me right now dude. I’m content to wait for the details.

    Comment by J-P Spore | March 22, 2011 | Reply

  13. Oh, this must be regarding your upcoming Heresy novel/duology that you are working with Dan on. The cat came out the bag at BLL!!!

    Comment by Nik | March 22, 2011 | Reply

    • “And if you jump to conclusions, they’ll almost certainly be wrong, I promise.”

      Comment by aarondembskibowden | March 22, 2011 | Reply

      • I don’t care about the promise, if you and Dan aren’t dancing at Games Day I will be SORELY disapointed.

        Comment by Schafe | March 22, 2011 | Reply

      • Oh well. It was too good an opportunity to pass up. Lesson learnt.

        Comment by Nik | March 23, 2011 | Reply

  14. I have jumped to and reached a conclusion.

    Any conclusion that I jump to regarding BL will almost certainly be wrong.

    Take that.

    Comment by TheSGC | March 23, 2011 | Reply

  15. This is truly torture not knowing what the two of you are conspiring on. I truly feel that a hint would be appropriate. If not appropriate, appreciated. 😀

    Comment by David | March 23, 2011 | Reply

  16. I lolled at Dan Abnett on the picture, I hope the emperor forgives. Honestly I only lolled a little….

    Another great post Sir Dembski-Bowden
    Thank you and keep em comming!

    Comment by Tim | March 24, 2011 | Reply

  17. “The Adventures of Loken & Loken”, the tale of a space marine and a cat trapped in someone else’s universe?

    Comment by Xisor | March 25, 2011 | Reply

  18. Those two Alpha Legion books you were talking about?

    Those Abaddon/Black Legion?

    Comment by Artein | March 30, 2011 | Reply

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