|Eric S Nylund|
Eric Nylund (right) with Joseph Staten
Eric S. Nylund (born November 12, 1964 in California) is an American novelist and professional technical writer. His wife, Syne Mitchell, is also a science fiction writer. He holds a B.Sc. in chemistry from the University of California, Santa Barbara and an M.Sc. in chemical physics from the University of California, San Diego. He lives in North Bend, Washington.
Nylund is the author of three novels set in the Halo universe: Halo: The Fall of Reach, Halo: First Strike, and Halo: Ghosts of Onyx, as well as a short story in Halo: Evolutions and the graphic novel Halo Wars: Genesis. He is employed as a writer for Microsoft Game Studios. His duties include the development of story bibles and other such fictional assets, the preparation of materials for marketing, and coordination with Microsoft localization, legal, and geopolitcal departments.
In the 1990s he was hired by Microsoft to help rewrite and edit portions of Microsoft's multi-media encyclopedia. Since then, he has written several novels based on Microsoft-published games, including the aforementioned Halo novels, and Crimson Skies, which was written collaboratively with Eric S. Trautmann.
He has recently finished All That Lives Must Die, the sequel to Mortal Coils. Mortal Coils and All That Lives Must Die are books 1 and 2 in a proposed 5 book series. Publisher Tor Books has yet to officially purchase the next novel What Fools These Mortals, which is currently being written by Nylund. As of July 2013, no word has been publicly given on the status of the Mortal Coils series.
- Pawn's Dream (1995)
- A Game of Universe (1997)
- Dry Water (1997)
- Signal to Noise (1998)
- A Signal Shattered (1999)
- Halo: The Fall of Reach (2001)
- Crimson Skies (2002)
- Halo: First Strike (2003)
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx (2006)
- Halo: Evolutions (2009)
- Mortal Coils (2009)
- All That Lives Must Die (2010)
- The Resisters (2011)
- What Fools These Mortals (in production)
- The Resisters 2: Sterling Squadron (2012)
- The Resisters 3: Titan Base (2013)
- The Resisters 4: Operation Inferno (October 2013)
- Halo Wars: Genesis (2009)
- Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War (2009)
- Official website
- Author Information on eReader.com
- Author Information on Internet Book List
- Eric S. Nylund at the Internet Speculative Fiction Database
- Interview with Eric Nylund at AMCtv.com
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