Why This Bestselling Author Decided To Start Self-Publishing

Author Karen Traviss has published a slew of successful books, from her own Wess'har Wars series to a number of Star Wars, Halo and Gears of War novels. But for her new techno-thriller Going Grey, she decided to walk away from a mainstream publishing contract and self-publish. She explains why. » 8/28/14 6:00pm 8/28/14 6:00pm

Halo novels taken over by Star Wars: Republic Commandos author Karen…

Video game movies may seem permanently consigned to suck-land, but video game novels are proving they can attract talent that other media tie-ins can't hold onto. Case in point: Karen Traviss. Turns out Star Wars' loss was Halo's gain. » 7/21/10 9:30am 7/21/10 9:30am

Why do scifi authors write franchise tie-ins?

Literary scifi authors from Vonda McIntyre to Jeff VanderMeer and Thomas Disch have written "works for hire" - tie-ins to movie, TV, or game franchises. Now authors tell io9 why they did it - and no, it wasn't for money. » 7/02/10 12:32pm 7/02/10 12:32pm

Is It Too Late To Save The Imperial Commandos?

Fans have launched a petition to get Karen Traviss to return and finish her masterful series of Star Wars novels featuring the Imperial Commandos. But she tells io9 it's too late, and explains what happened to her Boba Fett novel. » 2/12/10 3:20pm 2/12/10 3:20pm

Live-Action Star Wars Series Is Leaking Details

George Lucas' live-action Star Wars TV series is still moving forward in Australia, and little clues are slowly popping up here and there as to which characters will turn up, and which Star Wars film will it most emulate. » 2/08/10 3:47pm 2/08/10 3:47pm

Why I Fell In Love With Karen Traviss' Clones

When the Star Wars » 10/31/08 3:45pm 10/31/08 3:45pm saga started delving more into the grim 'n' nasty Clone Wars era, I wasn't that thrilled. I know, some bad stuff happened between the big fight scene at the end of and the big fight scene at the start of — but I wasn't sure I needed to know much more than the comics and Tartakovsky cartoons had…