|Author||Bryan Ansell, Storm Constantine, William King, Neil McIntosh, Charles Stross, Ian Watson (1990 edition)|
Dan Abnett, Graham McNeill, Gav Thorpe (2001 edition)
|Editor||David Pringle (1990 edition)|
Neil Jones and David Pringle (2001 edition)
|Released||1990 (first edition)|
2001 (second edition)
|Editions||2002 ISBN 0-74341-171-4|
Deathwing is a short story anthology of tales set in the Warhammer 40,000 Universe, edited by Neil Jones and David Pringle (although the Black Library website states that it was edited by Marc Gascoigne and Andy Jones).
It was originally printed in 1990, but was reprinted by Black Library with three new stories in 2001, with the original stories revised to adhere to the current background.
The original lineup of stories (edited by David Pringle alone) was:
Veteran Dark Angels Captain Ezekiel — also known as Cloud Runner — returns to his homeworld to recruit new brethren for his Chapter... only to face an insidious enemy. Dare Cloud Runner undergo the Rite of the Deathwing and leave his mark on history?
Author: William King
Author: Ian Watson
Jomi Jabal is sixteen years old and like many boys his age is full of questions about life, the universe and girls. Unlike many other boys his age, he has a helpful friend able to answer any and all of his questions. His friend speaks directly into his mind, and plans to come to see him soon...
Author: Storm Constantine
Monastery of Death
Author: Charles Stross
It's time for the world of Hito to join the Imperium. When the diplomatic envoys sent to a make sure this happens are an Imperial Assassin and an Imperial Judge, do the inhabitants of Hito really have any say in the matter?
Seed of Doubt
Author: Neil McIntosh
When the corruption of Chaos can gain purchase in so many ways, is there any room for doubt? This notion is put to the ultimate test by the crashed survivors of an Inquisitorial retinue.
The Alien Beast Within
Author: Ian Watson
Imperial Assassin Meh'Lindi is tasked with her most demanding mission yet; one that may destroy her very conception of self.
The amended 2001 lineup (edited by David Pringle and Neil Jones) included the above tales as well the following new stories:
Suffer Not the Unclean to Live