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New York Times best-selling novelist and comics writer Karen Traviss is a former defence correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist. She's also been a public relations manager, handled media for the police, and taught TV journalism. Her latest novels, GOING GREY and BLACK RUN, are the first in the Ringer techno-thriller series set in the world of private military contractors. She's received critical acclaim for her Wess'har novels – a finalist five times for the Philip K. Dick and Campbell awards – and clocked up a dozen NYT best sellers. Her work with Halo, Gears of War, Batman, GI Joe, Wonder Woman, and other major franchises has earned her a broad range of readers. She lives in Wiltshire, England, where she makes chutney and pursues the impossible dream of baking a good rye loaf.
 

Genres: Science Fiction
 
Series
Wess'Har
   1. City of Pearl (2004)
   2. Crossing the Line (2004)
   3. The World Before (2005)
   4. Matriarch (2006)
   5. Ally (2007)
   6. Judge (2008)
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Going Gray
   1. Going Gray (2014)
   2. Black Run (2017)
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Ringer
   1. Going Grey (2014)
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Galaxy's Edge: Nomad
   1. The Best of Us (2019)
   2. Mother Death (2021)
   3. Here We Stand (2023)
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Collections
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Series contributed to
Star Wars : Republic Commando
   Hard Contact (2004)
   Triple Zero (2006)
   True Colors (2007)
   Order 66 (2008)
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Star Wars : Legacy of the Force
   2. Bloodlines (2006)
   5. Sacrifice (2007)
   8. Revelation (2008)
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Gears of War
   1. Aspho Fields (2008)
   2. Jacinto's Remnant (2009)
   3. Anvil Gate (2010)
   4. Coalition's End (2011)
   5. The Slab (2012)
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HALO Collections
   Evolutions (2009) (with others)
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HALO
   8. Glasslands (2011)
   10. The Thursday War (2012)
   12. Mortal Dictata (2014)
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Karen Traviss recommends
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Shadowbridge (2008)
(Shadowbridge, book 1)
Gregory Frost
"One of fantasy's most challenging thinkers, who also knows how to tell a top-notch story."

Anthologies containing stories by Karen Traviss
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The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror 17th Annual Collection (2004)
(Year's Best Fantasy and Horror, book 17)
edited by
Ellen Datlow, Gavin J Grant and Kelly Link

Awards
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2004) : City of Pearl
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2005) : City of Pearl
John W Campbell Memorial Award Best Novel nominee (2006) : The World Before
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2007) : Ally
Philip K Dick Award Best Book nominee (2008) : Judge


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