Karen Traviss is a British author who specializes in science fiction.

Her novels for science fiction franchises tend to be [[BaseBreaker violently divisive]], since [[WriterOnBoard her personal opinions on the franchise tend to bleed into her writing]], sometimes causing her books to go against [[ContinuitySnarl previously established canon]]. As such, she is often an infamous figure in science fiction circles, meaning it's best to be careful when speaking about her novels. She has an obsession with militarism and the military, often setting up ProudWarriorRaceGuy as the sort of ideal man and making all others morally inferior to him for some reason.
!!Books written by her:
* ''Bloodlines'' from ''LegacyOfTheForce''
* ''Literature/RepublicCommandoSeries''
* ''Revelation'' from ''Legacy Of The Force''
* ''Sacrifice'' from ''Legacy Of The Force''
* The ''{{Gears of War}}'' novels
** ''Aspho Fields''
** ''Jacinto's Remnant''
** ''Anvil Gate''
** ''Coalition's End''
** ''The Slab''
* The Kilo-Five Trilogy of ''Franchise/{{Halo}}'' novels
** ''Literature/HaloGlasslands''
** ''Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar''
** ''Literature/HaloMortalDictata''
** ''Literature/HaloEvolutions'' (anthology, wrote the short story ''Human Weakness'')