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 [[TheScrappy infamous figure]] in science fiction circles, meaning it's best to be careful when speaking about her novels. She has an [[AuthorAppeal obsession with militarism and the military]], often setting up ProudWarriorRaceGuy as the sort of ideal man and [[WriterOnBoard 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''[[/index]]
* 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[[index]]
** ''Literature/HaloGlasslands''
** ''Literature/HaloTheThursdayWar''
** ''Literature/HaloMortalDictata''
** ''Literature/HaloEvolutions'' (anthology, wrote the short story ''Human Weakness'')