Contact Robbie

If the pentagramic summoning with the 17th century history books and the old portrait of the Duke of Wellington fails, Robbie can be reached at any time via these equally arcane methods;


10 responses to “Contact Robbie

  1. I have just awarded you the ‘Dragon’s Loyalty Award’

  2. Robbie, I love you blog on histfic as a pillar of education. I couldn’t agree more. I publish a monthly e-zine featuring my histfic works, and would like to reprint this as a “guest column”, and would like your permission to do so. Additionally, I invite you to receive the e-zine at least once so you will know what I am talking about. Please respond with your email address, if interested.

    Douglas Boren

  3. Shawn O'Leary

    Mr. MacNiven, I just finished reading your short story “The Reaping Time” and must say that I am impressed. I read “Redblade” earlier in the year and was mildly surprised to hear that you wrote that one as well. Congratulations on finally making it as a Black Library writer.

    I’ve always been fascinated with the space sharks since I first heard of them in the Badab War and their game rules for Warhammer 40,0000 from Forge World. I think your short story was a well thought out space marine story and you didn’t overdo it on the similes or metaphor that other Black Library authors like to employ. Well done! I look forward to reading Red Tithe. Also, I want to thank you for mentioning the Storm Wardens in “Redblade.” Since the Storm Wardens were included in the story and that bit of writing sanctioned by Black Library, that, for me, is official acknowledgement of their existence! Now, if I can just get Games Workshop to make shoulder pads and a codex, life would be perfect. Well, my 40k life anyway! Thanks again!

    • Hello Mr O’Leary! Thank you for the kind words, I’m glad the Sharks are living up to their old, mysterious hype, and that you’re encouraged to get Red Tithe. Redblade feels like a lifetime ago now, but I’m still fond of it. I’m glad to have included the Storm Wardens too, after all, I need to give time to Scottish Space Marines! Hah. Anyway, thanks for the support.

  4. Nick

    Hey Robbie, I’m a big fan of your Cacharodons novels, and I think a lot of us are wondering if a third novel following our favorite nomad predation fleet is in the works. I’m sure things have been thrown off by the covid crisis, but I would love to know if a third book has been approved or not. Hope you’re well and staying safe.

    • Hi Nick, good to hear from you and glad you’ve enjoyed the Carcharodons. At the moment I’m just in the process of finishing up my PhD, so there’s no Shark books in the works at the moment.

  5. Hey Robbie! Sorry for asking, but did you get the email I sent you from my work address ( It contained a review .pdf of my book which you expressed interest in 🙂 Thanks as always for your time!

  6. Bob

    Why is someone else writing the next carcharodons novel? You’ve done an amazing job with that chapter. It doesn’t feel right with black library taking that away from you. The other guy only written 3 short stories and now he’s going to write about one of the most complex chapters in 40K. I feel like this wasn’t very well thought out by BL. You’ve done an amazing job and this new guy may screw up the legacy of the carcharodons

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