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Best Books Of 2018

For the last couple years, I’ve kept track of the best novels, poetry collections, and other books I read that particular year. So, as I did in 2015, 2016, and 2017, here now are the best books I read in 2018.

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Exclusive Interview: Assassin’s Creed Heresy Author Christie Golde

While there isn’t a new Assassin’s Creed game this year, there’s plenty of sci-fi history for fans of this series to enjoy regardless, including the Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection, an upgraded remake of the second, third, and fourth games; an an eponymous movie that’s stars Michael Fassbender (X-Men Apocalypse), Marion Cotillard (The Dark Knight Rises), and Michael K. Williams (The Wire). But for those who enjoy the games for the story, the most interesting addition is Assassin’s Creed Heresy (hardcover, paperback, digital), a new novel by Christie Golden, who, coincidentally, also penned the Assassin’s Creed: The Official Movie Novelization (hardcover, paperback, digital). Though in talking to Golden about both Heresy and Novelization, it doesn’t sound like she’s tired of traveling back in time to kill people.

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Exclusive Interview: “Halo Fractures” Authors Matt Forbeck, Christie Golden, And Troy Denning


With the strategy game Halo Wars 2 (Xbox One, PC) not coming out until February 21st of 2017, fans of the Halo games are undoubtedly going through withdrawal. Thankfully, Gallery Book has a fix in the form of Halo Fractures (paperback, digital), a collection of short stories from such sci-fi writers as John Jackson Miller (Star Wars: A New Dawn), such Halo novelists as Tobias Buckell (Halo: The Cole Protocol), and even such Halo game writers as Brian Reed, who co-wrote Halo 4 and was the lead writer on Halo 5: Guardians, and also penned the comic books Halo: Initiation, Halo: Escalation, and Halo: Fall Of Reach, the graphic novel adaptation of Eric Nyland’s prequel novel, Halo: The Fall Of Reach.

To find out more about the stories in Halo Fractures, I posed (mostly) the same questions to three of the books contributors: Matt Forbeck, who wrote the novel Halo: New Blood; Halo: Last Light writer Troy Denning; and Christie Golden, who’s new to the Halo cannon, but has written novels based on the StarCraft games as well as the worlds of Star Wars and Star Trek.