HALO, GEARS OF WAR, MORTAL COILS – Eric Nylund, Writer and Story Consultant

by David Lemberg on February 12, 2009

in Books, Games and Game Development, Science Fiction and Fantasy

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Eric Nylund

Eric Nylund

Eric Nylund, HALO and GEARS OF WAR writer and story consultant, discusses his new book, MORTAL COILS; his new comic mini-series, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA – The Cylon War; and his new graphic novel, HALO: Genesis. Eric provides tips on becoming a game developer and the path to becoming a successful writer.

Mr. Nylund is a writer and story consultant for Microsoft Game Studios where he helps develop and maintain blockbuster billion-dollar game franchises such as GEARS OF WAR and HALO. He has helped shaped the intellectual property for some the world’s best videogame developers, including Bioware, Ensemble Studios, and Epic Games.

He is a New York Times bestselling author and World Fantasy Award-nominated author of several novels – including HALO: Ghost of Onyx and Dry Water – which have sold over two million copies. MORTAL COILS, Mr. Nylund’s latest novel coming out in February 2009, will be his ninth novel.

In January 2009, Mr. Nylund had his first comic mini-series published, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA: The Cylon War—a prequel to the television show. Also out in Spring 2009 is his graphic novel, HALO: Genesis, which will appear in the Limited Collector’s Edition of HALO WARS.

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Global Patriot February 13, 2009 at 3:36 pm

A prolific writer with an imagination to match, Eric has that magical capability of transporting us to an alternate universe and introducing us to characters and places that remain with us long after the book is finished. Good thing his vision lives on in other media forms!

stella nylund August 5, 2009 at 3:52 pm

love all your books, Mortal Coils , very special, – keep up the great writing,


Cornelius March 2, 2010 at 1:27 pm


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