Dan Abnett is the writer of many acclaimed ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' tie-in novels, including such series as ''Literature/GauntsGhosts'' and its spinoff ''Double Eagle'', ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}'', and ''Literature/{{Ravenor}}'', as well as ''Horus Rising'', ''Legion'' and ''Prospero Burns'' in the ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' series and the standalone ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake''. He's widely considered the best author of the franchise, and even those who snub ''40k'' fiction will usually add "...except Dan Abnett." He was even appointed to write the story for the ''Ultramarines'' movie.

Abnett and his writing partner, Andy Lanning (FanNickname: D'n'A), have written many comics together, including a well-regarded run on an incarnation of the ''ComicBook/{{Legion Of Super-Heroes}}''. They wrote the fourth ''Comicbook/{{Nova}}'' and the second ''Guardians Of The Galaxy'' series and several [[BatFamilyCrossover Space Crossovers]] for Creator/MarvelComics, including ''ComicBook/AnnihilationConquest'', ''ComicBook/WarOfKings'' and ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative'', as well as ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'' for Creator/{{Wildstorm}}. In Britain, he has contributed extensively to ''ComicBook/TwoThousandAD'', including a large number of ''ComicBook/JudgeDredd'' stories, and is the creator and primary writer of ''ComicBook/SinisterDexter'' and ''ComicBook/{{Kingdom}}''. He's also written alone for ''ComicBook/XMen'', and published a number of unrelated novels, including the recent {{steampunk}}/modern fantasy novel ''Triumff - Her Majesty's Hero'' and the military sci-fi novel ''Literature/{{Embedded}}''.

Abnett has also written several comics, books, and audio plays in the Franchise/DoctorWhoExpandedUniverse (both ''Series/DoctorWho'' and ''Series/{{Torchwood}}''), including the bridging part of the multi-author book ''The Story of Martha'' (set during "the year that never was" between [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E12TheSoundOfDrums "The Sound of Drums"]] and [[Recap/DoctorWhoS29E13LastOfTheTimeLords "Last of the Time Lords"]]), as well as a ''Series/{{Primeval}}'' tie-in novel.

Recently worked with Andy Lanning on Creator/IDWPublishing's CrossThrough ''Infestation'', which involves a ZombieApocalypse spreading through ''Covert Vampiric Operations'', IDW's ''Franchise/TransformersGeneration1'' and ''Comicbook/GIJoeIDW'' continuities, ''Comicbook/{{Ghostbusters}}'' and the Franchise/StarTrekExpandedUniverse. Abnett and Lanning are also cooperating on a new ''Heroes For Hire'' series ongoing for Creator/MarvelComics.

He also was one of the writers for Sega and Creative Assembly's ''VideoGame/AlienIsolation''.

!!Works by Dan Abnett that have a separate page on the wiki:

* ''Literature/BrothersOfTheSnake''
* ''Literature/{{Eisenhorn}}''
* ''Literature/{{Embedded}}''
* ''Literature/GauntsGhosts''
* ''Literature/HorusHeresy'' series (with others)
* ''Comicbook/TheHypernaturals''
* ''Literature/MalusDarkblade'' (with Mike Lee)
* ''Literature/{{Ravenor}}''
* ''Literature/RavenorVsEisenhorn''
* ''Literature/{{Titanicus}}''

!!Notable comics Dan Abnett worked on:

* ''ComicBook/{{Annihilation}}'' (''Annihilation Nova'' mini-series.)
* ''ComicBook/AnnihilationConquest'' (main series, prologue, ''Nova''-tie in.)
* ''ComicBook/TheAuthority'', volume 4.
* Several stories from Creator/MarvelComics ''Magazine/DoctorWhoMagazine''.
* ''ComicBook/HeroesForHire'', volume 3.
* ''Comicbook/GuardiansOfTheGalaxy'' volume 2.
* ''ComicBook/TheInfestation''
* ''ComicBook/{{Majestic}}''
* ''ComicBook/NewMutants'', volume 3.
* ''Comicbook/{{Nova}}'', volume 4.
* ''Comicbook/ResurrectionMan'', volumes 1 and 2.
* ''ComicBook/SinisterDexter''
* ''ComicBook/TheThanosImperative''
* ''ComicBook/{{The VCs}}''
* ''ComicBook/{{Vector 13}}''
* ''ComicBook/WarOfKings'' (everything aside ''ComicBook/XMen: Kingbreakers'', ''Savage World Of Skaar'' and the two-issue ''Warriors'' mini-series.)
* ''ComicBook/TitansHunt2015''
* ''ComicBook/{{Hercules 2015}}''

!!Examples from works that don't have their own page:

* AcePilot: In ''Double Eagle'', every single protagonist is one of these. Oskar Viltry is a rare bomber-flying version. [[spoiler:Though later he switches to fighters.]]
* BaseOnWheels: The Chaos airbases in ''Double Eagle'' are over a mile long, and mobile.
* BugWar: ''Kingdom'' follows a group of genetically modified dogs as the fight giant praying mantises who have wiped out most of humanity.
* HitSoHardTheCalendarFeltIt: ''Hypernaturals'' is set in the year 100 AQ (Anno Quantinuum), a century after TheSingularity.
* SwissArmyWeapon: ''Triumff'' has a literal Swiss Army Weapon -- the ''couteau suisse'', a hex-powered weapon which, at the touch of a (somewhat unreliable) button, will manifest a variety of fighting blades (usually a rapier, but on one occasion, a cutlass), as well as, when the mood takes it, traditional Swiss Army Knife tools, including a veg peeler.