Every two weeks we read a new book in the WH40k universe and discuss it on our podcast. We invite you to read along with us and join in on our conversation via comments, Twitter, email, or vox cast.
For this episode, we’re completely changing our plans and reading Genefather by Guy Haley because literally everyone told us we HAVE TO. (It’s all for you guys.) You can purchase it at Amazon, Black Library. and Audible.
From the back of the book:
In the hope of taming the Great Rift that divides the galaxy in two, Archmagos Belisarius Cawl invites representatives from across the Imperium to the artificial world of Pontus Avernes. Confident he can convince them of his genius, he must secure their assistance in unlocking the secrets of the pylon network – significant structures built by an ancient race that he believes can stave off the pull of the warp. But among the attendees is an uninvited guest: Fabius Bile himself.
The Pater Mutatis needs no validation of his genius and has his own agendas, the pursuit of which will bring about an epic confrontation of the galaxy’s greatest scientific minds – and from which only one can emerge victorious.
Questions to ponder after reading Genefather:
- Did you like the book?
- Which parts stood out to you?
- Cawl has taken some “liberties.” Which is the most egregious in this book?
- Are you surprised to see Bile still thumbing his nose at Abaddon?
- What in the hell is going on with Qvo, and is it compelling?
- What will Bill do with Primus’s progenoids?
- Meta talk: Bill vs. Cawl: Who is the lesser of two evils?
- Meta talk: This is 100% Reynolds’s Bile. Do you like the less monstrous Bile back in 40k?