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Eric S. Nylund (born November 12, 1964) 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 with his wife, Syne, and his son, Kai Nylund.
Eric Nylund (right) with Joseph Staten in 2007
|Born||Eric S. Nylund|
November 12, 1964
Panorama City, California
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 geopolitical 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)
- What Fools These Mortals
- Crimson Skies (2002)
- Halo: The Fall of Reach (2001)
- Halo: First Strike (2003)
- Halo: Ghosts of Onyx (2006)
- Halo: Evolutions (2009)
- Mortal Coils (2009)
- All That Lives Must Die (2010)
- The Resisters (2011)
- Sterling Squadron (2012)
- Titan Base (2013)
- Operation Inferno (2013)
Hero of Thera SeriesEdit
- Hero of Thera (2017)
- A Thousand Drunken Monkeys (2019)
- Halo Wars: Genesis (2009)
- Battlestar Galactica: Cylon War (2009)