Next Halo novels to be written by Gears 3 head writer

Wednesday, 21st July 2010 08:56 GMT By Johnny Cullen


Tor’s announced a series of brand new novels set in the Halo universe to be penned by Gears of War 3 head writer Karen Traviss.

The multi-book run will explain events following from the end of Halo 3 and Halo: Ghosts of Onyx.

Traviss has taken the gig, and not regular author Eric Nylund. She does have experience in the IP, having written a short story for Halo: Evolutions, known as “Human Weaknesses”.

So far, six novels based on the Halo series, all of which are considered canon, have been written by Nylund, William C. Dietz, Tobias S. Buckell and Bungie head writer Joe Staten.

Thanks, D’Toid.



  1. Erthazus

    If someone else could make Halo as a shooter – Valve or Epic Games than i could play Halo games, but until that, they are bland, easy and just boring.

    #1 4 years ago
  2. James Mac


    Master Chief is gonna curb stomp someone!

    #2 4 years ago
  3. NiceFellow

    I can’t believe how many people read stuff like this or Star Wars novels.

    I guess each to their own but when I think about the heaps of proper SF novels around, never mind just literature in general, my mind boggles people would give their time to this kind of stuff – amazing what being a fan of something means these days.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. AHA-Lambda

    @3 – agreed, plus it aint like gears is a masterclass in storytelling either >_>

    #4 4 years ago
  5. frostquake

    After Sinking my Throbbing mind into a Deep Delicious SyFy (don’t you hate the moniker that the SyFy Channel took…LOL)Thinker…sometimes I just want to be fluffed…and I pull out a Star Wars Paperback…OMG they are written HORRIBLY…but they don’t require you to think, or even have a knowledge of grammar..hee hee hee…

    #5 4 years ago
  6. LOLshock94

    best is the gears of war comic

    #6 4 years ago
  7. James Mac

    See it was the Battletech books that got me into Mechwarrior.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. hitnrun

    @3: It’s easier to understand when you realize that these serials aren’t really sci-fi. They’re futurist fantasy.

    Which isn’t to say that they’re good fantasy (though Travis is reputed to be one of the best Star Wars writers). But the key distinction between the two is that sci-fi speculates how a given conceit (usually technology or the future) changes or reveals human nature, while fantasy projects human nature (as understood) onto an alternate universe.

    Serial “sci-fi” franchises decidedly fall into the latter category.

    #8 4 years ago

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