Sunday, July 14, 2013

Halo: Mortal Dictata Announced

The final novel in Karen Traviss' "Kilo Five" trilogy has been announced, and you can check out the full press release below:

Tor Books announces release of Halo®: Mortal Dictata by #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss 
The riveting final installment of the Kilo-Five trilogy in the New York Times bestselling series based on the enormously popular game 

New York, NY – June 20, 2013 Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLCthe largest publisher of science fiction in the worldand 343 Industries™ are excited to announce the forthcoming January 2014 publication of Halo: MORTAL DICTATA by #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss. Traviss has penned #1 bestselling novels in the Star Wars universe, as well as bestselling novels for the Gears of War franchise, and this winter she completes her trilogy set in the Halo® universe. 
Based on the universe and characters from the multimillion copy selling Xbox video games, MORTAL DICTATA completes a trilogy set in the Halo universe, and ties into the highly anticipated Halo 4, which launched in November 2012.   
Halo novels published by Tor have sold over a million combined copies to date. 
No. 1 New York Times bestselling novelist, screenwriter, and comics author Karen Traviss has received critical acclaim for her award-nominated Wess’har series, as well as regularly hitting the bestseller lists with her Star Wars, Gears of War, and Halo work. She was also lead writer on the Gears of War 3 game. A former defense correspondent and TV and newspaper journalist, Traviss lives in Wiltshire, England.  

About Tor Books 
Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books.  Founded in 1980, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher.  In 2002, Tor launched Starscape, an imprint dedicated to publishing quality science fiction and fantasy for young readers, including books by critically acclaimed and award winning authors such as Cory Doctorow, Orson Scott Card, and David Lubar.  Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperbacks, books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and Tor has been named Best Publisher 24 years in a row in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.  

About the “Halo” Franchise 
The “Halo” franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has since inspired multiple New York Times bestselling novels, comic books, action figures, apparel and more. 

Published by Microsoft Studios, the “Halo” franchise of games is exclusive to the Xbox 360 video game and entertainment system and the Xbox Live online entertainment network. To date, more than 50 million copies of “Halo” games have been sold worldwide, driving more than 5 billion hours of gameplay by people connected to Xbox Live. 

I love that cover art, though it looks like Noble 6's helmet on the ground.

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