New Collection: Halo Evolutions

Check out the cover art for the new Halo short story collection and associated press release. I’ve read zero HALO fiction, but I love Buckell, Nylund, and VanderMeer’s other writing, so I’m very much looking forward to this.


Press Release

HALO: EVOLUTIONS will feature a wide variety of tales set across the span of the Halo universe. High-resolution images of the jacket art are now available by request. A full list of contributors, including brand-new original stories by New York Times bestselling Halo novelists Eric Nylund and Tobias Buckell, as well as Halo newcomer and #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss, follows below:

TOBIAS S. BUCKELL, the New York Times bestselling author of HALO: The Cole Protocol and Sly Mongoose. [Buckell’s contribution is a novella titled, “Dirt.” (source)]

B.K. EVENSON, the Edgar and Horror Guild International nominated author of Last Days and The Open Curtain.

JONATHAN GOFF, writer and artist with 343 Industries.

KEVIN GRACE, writer and Managing Editor of 343 Industries.

ROBT McLEES, Bungie game developer and writer on Halo: Combat Evolved, Halo 2 and Halo 3, as well as the upcoming Halo: Reach.

ERIC NYLUND, the New York Times bestselling author of Halo: The Fall of Reach and Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, and most recently a new non-Halo series that begins with Mortal Coils.

FRANK O’CONNOR, the Franchise Director for Halo at 343 Industries.

ERIC RAAB, writer, and Tor editor of the Halo novels since 2004.

KAREN TRAVISS, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of her own Wess’har series as well as Star Wars and Gears of War novels.

JEFF VANDERMEER & TESSA KUM: Vandermeer is the World Fantasy award-winning writer of City of Saints and Madman as well as Shriek: An Afterword and Finch. Kum is the author of 7wishes and editor for Weird Tales and the Best American Fantasy series. [The writing process for their novella, “The Mona Lisa.”]

FRED VAN LENTE, the New York Times bestselling author of Incredible Hercules (with Greg Pak) and Marvel Zombies 3, as well as Cowboys and Aliens and the upcoming Marvel comic series Halo: Blood Line.

The collection also features original art by Gabriel “Robogabo” Garza and Nicolas “Sparth” Bouvier of 343 Industries.

“We sought out writers who came to the table with an obvious passion for Halo and amazing story ideas.” says Eric Raab, Tor editor. “We got stuff for every kind of Halo fan from straight up action with the Master Chief to glimpse into the Elite mindset post Halo 3, and some really cool explorations of some other familiar faces like Cortana, the Gravemind, and Admiral Preston Cole, and some awesome new stuff that wander into unexplored territory of the Halo mythos.”

“The chance to explore corners of the Halo universe, whether obscure or popular, is something we are always excited to do, but the chance to shine light on these dark corners with the talents of these wonderful luminaries is a pleasure indeed,” says Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director, 343 Industries. “The combination of fresh eyes and old hands guarantees a brilliant continuation of a Halo tradition.”

I couldn’t resist the urge to add as many links as possible to this post. I’ll pass along the complete Table of Contents as I discover it. I’m excited that the Buckell and VanderMeer entries are novellas. I like that length of story.

~ by mentatjack on October 28, 2009.

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