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Karen Traviss is a science fiction author and full-time novelist from Wiltshire, England. Originally from the Portsmouth area, Traviss worked as both a journalist and defence correspondent before turning her attention to writing fiction. She also served in both the Territorial Army and the Royal Naval Auxiliary Service. Traviss is a graduate of the Clarion Science Fiction and Fantasy workshop. Her first published novel, City of Pearl (2004) centered around the clash of several distinct alien civilizations, several hundred years in the future. She has since written five sequels to City of Pearl: Crossing the Line (2004), The World Before (2005), Matriarch (2006), Ally (2007), and Judge (2008).

In addition to creating her own fictional setting for City of Pearl, Traviss has written numerous novels using existing intellectual property...particularly in the Star Wars universe. Three of those Star Wars novels have been bestsellers: Hard Contact (2004), Triple Zero (2006) and Bloodlines. Hard Contact and Triple Zero begin the Republic Commando Series, which Traviss continued to write (True Colors is the third volume and Order 66 (2008) is the fourth). Her newest addition to the series, 501st, was released in October of 2009. In addition to the Republic Commando Series, Traviss was one of three authors retained by Lucasfilm and Del Rey to pen a nine novel series called Legacy of the Force (the other two authors were Aaron Allston and Troy Denning). Her three contributions to the series are: Bloodlines (2006), Sacrifice (2007) and Revelation (2008). Thematically, her work within the Star Wars universe has frequently centered on Mandalorians and their culture. In particular, her Republic Commando novels have explored themes of identity with regards to clone troopers, their Mandalorian heritage, and their interaction with Jedi leadership. Unfortunately, in (2009), much of Traviss' works in reference to the Mandalorians and their heritage was retconned in a series called The Clone Wars. The exact reason for the change in continuity remains unknown to this date, but it prompted the author to cancel a further three novels which were planned to release in late (2009), and early to mid (2010). Some speculation as to the change has been offered, with many sources pointing to a rant by the author on her personal blog where she compared Star Wars fans to terrorists, coining the term "Talifan", a direct take off of Taliban. Shortly after this statement, Traviss went on to deny ever making it, and further deleted the entire contents of her Star Wars.com blog. The controversy dealing with her statements and sudden withdrawal from the community has left many former Star Wars fans to boycott all works produced solely or collaborated with on her part.

In addition to Star Wars novels, Traviss also wrote a Gears of War prequel novel, Aspho Fields which was released on October 28, 2008. She was inspired to do so after watching a trailer for the game. She also wrote a sequel, Gears of War: Jacinto's Remnant, which was released on July 28, 2009. On April 13th, 2010 it was made official that Traviss had been signed as the lead writer for Epic Games' upcoming sequel, Gears of War 3.

On July 21, 2010, Traviss announced on her blog that she had signed a multi-book deal to write novels set in the Halo universe. The first book will be set after the events of Ghosts of Onyx, though it will not be a continuation of that story line. Explaining why she had agreed to write in the Halo universe, Traviss said that "there's an awkward and upsetting moral dilemma at the heart of the story, and if there's something I can't resist more than money, it's exploring moral dilemmas."

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Total Books: 86
GI JOE The Fall of GI JOE Volume 2
2015 - Gi Joe the Fall of Gi Joe Volume 2 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781631403552
ISBN-10: 1631403559
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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GI JOE The Fall of GI JOE Volume 1
2015 - Gi Joe the Fall of Gi Joe Volume 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781631402203
ISBN-10: 163140220X
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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Batman Arkham Unhinged Vol 4
2015 - Batman Arkham Unhinged Vol 4 (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781401250423
ISBN-10: 1401250424
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Comics & Graphic Novels
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Halo Mortal Dictata
2014 - Halo Mortal Dictata (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765375797
ISBN-10: 0765375796
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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View Of A Remote Country Collected short stories SF  fantasy
Going Grey
2014 - Going Grey [Ringer - Volume 1] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781499713046
ISBN-10: 1499713045
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Going Gray
2013 - Going Gray (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781451658316
ISBN-10: 1451658311
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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HALO The Thursday War
2013 - Halo the Thursday War (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765370396
ISBN-10: 0765370395
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.
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Gears of War The Slab
2013 - Gears of War the Slab (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439184080
ISBN-10: 1439184089
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Gears of War Book Three Dirty Little Secrets
2013 - Gears of War Book Three Dirty Little Secrets (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781401236953
ISBN-10: 1401236952
Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels
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Glasslands
2012 - Glasslands [Halo, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765369451
ISBN-10: 0765369451
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
 3

The Slab
2012 - The Slab [Gears of War Series] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781469208176
ISBN-10: 1469208172
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Gears of War Coalition's End
2012 - Gears of War Coalition's End (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439184042
ISBN-10: 1439184046
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 3

Halo Glasslands
2011 - Halo Glasslands (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780765323934
ISBN-10: 0765323931
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Gears of War Anvil Gate
2010 - Gears of War Anvil Gate (Audio CD)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781400164721
ISBN-10: 1400164729
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
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Anvil Gate
2010 - Anvil Gate [Gears of War, Bk 3] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780345499455
ISBN-10: 034549945X
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.
 5

Gears of War Jacinto's Remnant
Star Wars 501st
2009 - Star Wars 501st [Imperial Commando] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780345511133
ISBN-10: 0345511131
Genre: Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
 18

Gears of War Aspho Fields
Star Wars Clone Wars No Prisoners
2009 - Star Wars Clone Wars No Prisoners (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781846055652
ISBN-10: 1846055652
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Star Wars  The Clone Wars  No Prisoners
2009 - Star Wars the Clone Wars No Prisoners [Star Wars] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780345508997
ISBN-10: 0345508998
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
 3

2009 - Star Wars the Clone Wars No Prisoners [Star Wars: Clone Wars] (Audio CD)
2008 - Aspho Fields [Gears of War, Bk 1] (Paperback)Paperback, Audio CD
2008 - Order 66 [Republic Commando - Star Wars] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - The Clone Wars [Star Wars] (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
2008 - Star Wars the Clone Wars [Star Wars Random House Audio] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Sacrifice [Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, Bk 5] (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
2008 - Judge [Wess'har Wars, Bk 6] (Paperback)
2008 - Revelation [Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, Bk 8] (Paperback)
2008 - Star Wars Legacy of the Force Revelation [Star Wars Legacy of the Force] (Audio CD)Audio CD
2007 - Ally [Wess'har Wars, Bk 5] (Paperback)
 
2006 - Matriarch [Wess'har Wars, Bk 4] (Paperback)
2006 - Bloodlines [Star Wars: Legacy of the Force, Bk 2] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
2005 - The World Before [Wess'har Wars, Bk 3] (Paperback)
2004 - Crossing the Line [Wess'har Wars, Bk 2] (Paperback)
2004 - Hard Contact [Star Wars: Republic Commando] (Paperback)Paperback
2004 - City of Pearl [Wess'har Wars, Bk 1] (Paperback)
Triple Zero [Star Wars: Republic Commando] (Paperback)Paperback
Star Wars Revelation [LEGACY OF THE FORCE - STAR WARS LEGACY OF THE FORCE, VOLUME 8] (Hardcover)