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I've loved 40k lore for quite a while now, but I've yet to read any of the books as I wasn't really sure what would be good. I'd be more interested in a self-contained story rather than a series and was wondering if anyone could point me in the right direction.
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Before I read self-contained I had a few ideas but now I've got nothing.

Of the serials though...

Gaunt's Ghosts

Space Wolves


There was one story called something like 'hammer of...' but I can't find it when looking.

Good luck with your reading.
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My favorite author in that franchise is Dan Abnett:
http://www.blacklibrary.com/author.asp?id=1
You can choose to avoid the series, and may want to as they are very addictive.

Everything I've read in that franchise has been at least "decent." Some is downright outstanding fiction. It really depends on what part of the universe you are interested in and if you find an author that you particularly like.
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I think Ian Watson (a proper writer and everything!) wrote a couple of 40K novels.
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Thanks for the responses guys! If it helps narrow it down to a few good books, I guess I'd be most interested in Space Marines, Tau, or Orc stories.
 
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travellerne wrote:
My favorite author in that franchise is Dan Abnett:
http://www.blacklibrary.com/author.asp?id=1
You can choose to avoid the series, and may want to as they are very addictive.

Everything I've read in that franchise has been at least "decent." Some is downright outstanding fiction. It really depends on what part of the universe you are interested in and if you find an author that you particularly like.


I just read a couple of the Eisenhorn books and I'm convinced.
 
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Just to warn you, after you read any Games Workshop fiction you have to attend a short medical procedure to erase any memory of reading said fiction, so as to comply with their IP policy.
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