UPDATE: Based on what I have to assume is the blistering outrage from the masses, including some people of considerable importance in the speculative fiction arena, Spots the Space Marine is once again available for Kindle on Amazon.com.
Original article follows:
Games Workshop has published some really neat games.
They are most famous for their Warhammer 40K miniature-based wargame, but the game I love the most was their Warhammer fantasy role-playing game. When they first published it the rulebook came in an absolutely gorgeous hardback, filled with color pictures of the world it took place in (an alternate-history earth filled with chaos and magic and elves and Other Nasty Things), pictures of the gods in their various pantheons, and some great material that really gave you a feel for their world. Imagine Lovecraft in a fantasy world, but where the general population is mostly aware of the threat of the Elder Gods and has said "no, we won't just stand by and be food." Terrible, epic, nearly futile, magnificent struggle against dark forces that corrupt from without and within. Great stuff.
Screw those guys. I don't know what happened to that company, but they don't exist any more. The guys who exist now are accusing a friend and colleague of violating a trademark, and they are preventing one of her books from being sold as a result. The author is M.C.A. Hogarth, who I have reviewed on this site before. Her book is called "Spots the Space Marine," which was a successful web serial before it was published.
What is the trademark Games Workshop is accusing her of violating? "Space Marine."