Books, news, & views from Karen Traviss

Stop the presses: Cameron actually delivers

Arctic Convoy veterans finally get their medal. And about time. Read More...

What you want for Christmas

You really don't need any more socks. Or pink fluffy things. You need Scrivener. Read More...

Congratulations, sheep.

Maybe it's a world first. A government that -- for once -- says it doesn't want to curtail a fundamental freedom, and an electorate that seems to be baying for it. Read More...

More books, and a boiler

Chop chop busy busy work work bang bang! Read More...

Batman: Arkham Unhinged

So I'm doing Batman. He's just this billionaire, y'know? Read More...

New stuff

There'll be news later this month about some new stuff from me, says she cryptically. Read More...

More reliable than a garden strimmer

If you recognise that, then you know what I'm going to say next... Read More...

Harry Harrison

Goodbye to one of the greats. Read More...

Reality check

Not being ecstatic about the Olympics can get you arrested. (And I'm not entirely joking about that.) But I'll risk it and say thank God it's over. Read More...

Thank you, Noah in Reno

The technology defeats us, so here's an ATL/ BOLO just in case.
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Self-publishing -- another slush pile?

It's not putting commercial publishers out of business, and there's a reason. Actually, lots of reasons. Read More...

What every writing course should teach

It's not about writing, it's about storytelling. And storytelling is about people. Read More...

Served the UK faithfully? Then we'll deport you.

You can stay in the UK if you're a foreign paedophile, killer, or terrorist, but if you've served this country you can forget all that human rights malarkey. Read More...

The Holy Grail of Squashes

I want one, and I want it now. But it's okay if you'd rather have a sausage roll. Read More...

Comic Con

Duff gen. I'm not there. I'm here. Read More...

Great Britain: a nation unfit for heroes

If you're going to die for a country, make sure it's not Great Britain. Because we're as ungrateful as we were in Kipling's day. Read More...

I love the smell of novelty in the morning.

The thrill of the new. And will this paint wash out?

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Time to buy THE SLAB. Just do it.

Gears of War: The Slab - out this week, and next week too. The UK appears to be getting the actual book first, unless I'm mistaken... Read More...

The Slab in my hand...

Early copies of GEARS OF WAR: THE SLAB. Ooh! Embossing too! Read More...

74 days

The Falklands War, 1982 Read More...

What gets rewarded gets done.

Sometimes I think we could really use a Supernanny for the entertainment industry. With maybe a naughty step, too. Read More...

Sequel to Glasslands

It's a Thursday war, and with any luck we'll be back in the mess by Saturday. Read More...

Characterisation demands planning

When Suzy's half-brother's dog-beautician's uncle is revealed as her secret love-child , and why TV soaps have an excuse for that but you don't. Read More...

Back to basics

Less is more. I think I’ve said that before, haven’t I? Read More...

Fun with a sock

You’d be amazed what you can learn at Animex. Read More...

Best thing on the box

There’s still something worth watching on British TV, and it’s not Danish. Read More...