I’m a geek. I freely admit it. I write Science Fiction and Fantasy. I can recite Star Wars A New Hope from memory and I own complete seasons of Star Gate SG-1. However, I have never read or play Warhammer 40K. It is a game and a series of books based off of the game…and maybe a few other things…I don’t know I am not really familiar with it.
What I am familiar with is the concept of “Space Marines”. I have read quite a few Science Fiction novels with “Space Marines.” This is why the thought of not being able to use the term “Space Marine” baffles me. Here is what I am talking about: http://mcahogarth.org/?p=10593