By Bob Shaw
Paradoxically, for Gilbert Snook - who thought of himself the human identical of a neutrino, a particle in a position to shuttle during the Earth with no aggravating the other particle - it began with the panic that the sighting of the anti-neutrino planet because it approached Earth. Earth was once unaffected yet Snook ended up in a small African Republic educating English to diamond miners. Then the miners all started seeing ghosts and Snook came upon himself on the centre of a weird and wonderful and far-reaching medical discovery - and in the midst of a few very soiled political infighting.
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He moved to the centre of the line and took his place in the thick of the fighting, killing with methodical precision until he ran out of ammunition and switched back to his sword. He fought two-handed, cleaving his blade through alien flesh, and bellowing at his warriors to stand firm as a seething tide of Laer surrounded them. THREE The Cost of Victory Up the Centre Predator STRIDING THROUGH THE shredded carcasses of the Laer, Marius Vairosean watched impassively as the warriors of Third Company gathered up their dead and wounded as they prepared to continue their advance.
Nothing of his discomfort showed on his patrician features, for to display such emotion would suggest that he doubted the course his primarch had set, and that was unthinkable. They marched along a wide processional way with pale walls of cool marble and towering onyx columns, their surfaces inlaid with gold lettering that spoke of battles won and glories gained during the Great Crusade. The Pride of the Emperor was to be Fulgrim’s legacy to the future, and its walls bore the history of the Imperium carved into its very bones.
They are unstoppable and magnificent, the pinnacle of the Emperor’s genetic experimentation. The Space Marines are the mightiest human warriors the galaxy has ever known, each capable of besting a hundred normal men or more in combat. Organised into vast armies of tens of thousands called Legions, the Space Marines and their primarch leaders conquer the galaxy in the name of the Emperor. Chief amongst the primarchs is Horus, called the Glorious, the Brightest Star, favourite of the Emperor, and like a son unto him.
A Wreath of Stars by Bob Shaw