Once the suns shone brightly, beacons in the vast night of space, calling humanity onward. The stars were symbols of humanity’s vast potential, a purpose and destiny revealed in progress, inciting an exodus of unlimited growth to the distant stars. Once people looked to the heavens with hope and longing in their eyes. Then the suns — and the hope — began to fade.
Bill is a writer and game designer, most known for developing White Wolf’s World of Darkness setting and HDI’s Fading Suns science-fiction universe. His fiction works include My Time Among the Stars for Fading Suns, and The Silver Crown, The Last Battle, and The Song of Unmaking novels for Werewolf. Bill contributed to world design for Segasoft’s Emperor of the Fading Suns computer game, and co-wrote the scripts for Viacom’s interactive horror movie Dracula Unleashed and Interplay’s Star Trek: Starfleet Academy.
His enthusiasm for fantasy stories, comics, and monster characters led Maik to roleplaying games. As a trained graphic designer, he first worked as a freelance cover artist and illustrator in the novel and role-playing game sector for German and international publishers before becoming a permanent team member at Ulisses Spiele in early 2017. He is also the responsible art director for HeXXen 1733 and Earthdawn and launched Warhammer 40000 Wrath & Glory, as well as TORG Eternity as artistic director.