Warhammer 40K Genefather by Guy Haley
In a hope of taming the Great Rift that divides the galaxy in two, Archmages Belisarius Cawl invites representatives from across the Imperium to the artificial world of Pontus Avernes. Certain he can convince them of his genius, he must secure their assistance in unlocking the secrets of the pylon network- great structures built by an ancient race that he believes can stave off the pull of the warp. But amongst the attendees is an uninvited guest: none other than Fabius Bile himself. The Pater Mutatis needs no validation of his own genius and has his own agenda, the pursuit of which will bring about an epic confirmation of the galaxy's greatest scientific minds-and from which only one can emerge victorious.