Back in May I posted a cover reveal for a brand new anthology of fiction based on the Halo videogame universe, and this week - tomorrow to be exact - the book arrives out in the world in trade paperback, eBook and unabridged audio editions.
Halo: Fractures is nearly a dozen shots of action, adventure and high drama from this epic and deep science fiction mythos, and I've written one of them. "Breaking Strain" is set toward the end of the events of Halo 3, on a distant colony planet where the shadow of the Human-Covenant war falls dark and deep. My story joins fiction from a whole bunch of other cool folks, including my fellow Black Library writer Matt Forbeck and Star Trek novelists Christie Golden and John Jackson Miller, as well was Tobias Buckell, Troy Denning, Kelly Gay, Kevin Grace, Morgan Lockhart, Frank O’Connor and Brian Reed.
I've been hooked into the Halo games since I first ventured into the halls of the Silent Cartographer, back in the day of the original game on the Xbox, so it was a tick off my geek bucket list to be able to write some fiction for the series - and it's great to be part of such a stellar line-up.
Here's the back-cover blurb for the Halo: Fractures anthology...
A sensational short story collection in the expansive universe of Halo, the New York Times bestselling series!
Launch once more into galaxy-spanning conflict and legendary heroism…shards of an ever-expanding journey where human and alien alike find their finest hours in facing their greatest challenges.
These scattered stories span untold millennia, from the age of the ancient custodial race known as the Forerunners to the aftermath of the Covenant’s bloody war against humanity and even the shocking events surrounding the resurrection of the mysterious Guardians.
Halo: Fractures explores mythic tales of bravery and sacrifice that blaze brightly at the very heart of the Halo universe.
Check out the publisher page Here or read the official announcement on the Halo Waypoint blog Here!