I've never really played 'Halo' (a couple of goes in the shop but I never quite made the leap to buying an X-Box...) but I'm always up for a slice of military sci-fi so news of Tor's forthcoming 'Halo: Evolution' was more than welcome.
First up, here's the cover art which is looking pretty sweet...
What I'm more interested in though are the people who are going to be contributing stories to the book itself. The line-up goes...
TOBIAS S. BUCKELL, the New York Times bestselling author of HALO: The Cole Protocol and Sly Mongoose. (Anyone who writes about space zombies is cool in my book!)
B.K. EVENSON, the Edgar and Horror Guild International nominated author of Last Days and The Open Curtain. (I really enjoyed Evenson's 'Last Days' so am looking forward to seeing his tie-in work here)
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. (I love her Star Wars stuff and her Gears of War books aren't bad either..)
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. (I haven't tried out Jeff Vandermeer's tie-in work so this will be a first for me)
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.
It's looking good, I'll be grabbing myself a copy (when it's available) and will let you know what I think right here...