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Karen Traviss


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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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HALO Collections (with Tobias S Buckell, B K Evenson, Brian Evenson, Jonathan Goff, Kevin Grace, Tessa Kum, Fred Van Lente, Robt McLees, Eric Nylund, Frank O'Connor, Eric Raab and Jeff VanderMeer)
   Evolutions (2009)
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HALO
   8. Glasslands (2011)
   10. The Thursday War (2012)
   12. Mortal Dictata (2014)
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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


Karen Traviss recommends
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Shadowbridge (2007)
(Shadowbridge, book 1)
Gregory Frost
"One of fantasy's most challenging thinkers, who also knows how to tell a top-notch story."

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