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Planetkill (Anthology)

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Planetkill cover.jpg
Cover art for Planetkill by John Blanche
Editor Nick Kyme and Lindsey Priestley
Publisher Black Library
Authors Simon Dyton, Matthew Farrer, Robey Jenkins, Graham McNeill, Steve Parker, Richard Williams, Henry Zou
Released 2008

Planetkill was published by the Black Library in 2008. It deals with the theme of planetary destruction in the 41st Millennium.


By Henry Zou
Inquisitor Obodiah Roth investigates the Secessionists of Selene Prime after a psychic disturbance is revealed. What could its origin be, and how are the fearsome Secessionists involved?

Mortal Fuel

By Richard Williams

Midshipmam Marcher's star is on the ascent as his ship assists in the Imperial evacuation of Bahani and all that follows - boarding actions, brawls and a hidden threat included.

The Heraclitus Effect

By Graham McNeill

Honsou is out for Uriel Ventris' blood. Failing that, hurting him in whatever way he can is the next best thing, and he has the perfect method to do so.

The Emperor Wept

By Simon Dyton

Adept Biologis Heironym Rottle is either one of the most lucky of his brotherhood or one of the most cursed. What secrets are locked within him, and what do they imply for one of the Imperium's most deadly weapons?

Phobos Worked in Adamant

By Robey Jenkins

Magos Ghuul is a driven man. With terrible danger to Celare Artem moving ever close across the void he must work feverishly to guarantee the world's survival, but at what cost?

Seven Views on Ulhguth's Passing

By Matthew Farrer

The heart of the Eye of Terror is a strange place, where all manner of bizarre and sanity-shattering things are made real. This tale is but a glimpse into the dark heart of the Warp.

Mercy Run

By Steve Parker

On Palmeros, Cadian Sergeant Oskar Wulfe and his Leman Russ tank crew have been detailed to escort a detail from the Sisters Hospitaller to retrieve a wounded officer. The mission is a race against time, since a series of Roks are already hurtling towards the planet, aimed by Waaagh! Ghazghkull.

The initial run is slow-going, as Wulfe and his crew encounter scattered pockets of orks, or else are blocked by the crush of civilians rushing to evacuate the doomed planet. With time running short, Wulfe reluctantly gives the order to plow ahead, crushing to death those civilians who can't clear the path.

When he arrives at the Hospitaller sanctuary where the officer is being treated, he is horrified to learn that this is a rescue mission only in the loosest sense of the term: the officer is already mortally wounded, but the Sisters have kept him alive because his blood is desperately needed by his elderly and terminally ill father, the General responsible for the Guard's operations in that sector. The extraction process is not gentle, and Wulfe is forced to remain outside the sanctuary, listening to the dying man's screams as the Sisters exsanguinate him.

Aboard the transport, outbound from the system, Wulfe and his crew watch as Palmeros is destroyed by the Roks. Wulfe is tormented by his actions, and by the death of the people who were left behind, but steels himself to his duty and looks forward to his tank's next mission.