William Corey Dietz (born 1945) is a U.S. science fiction author who has written 28 novels in the genre, some of which have been translated into German, Russian and Japanese. Among the works from Dietz is also the novel adaptation of the highly rated computer and video game Halo: the book was titled The Flood and released in 2003. Prior to The Flood, Dietz also wrote three Star Wars novels that followed the exploits of Kyle Katarn.
William C. Dietz grew up in the Seattle area, spent time with the Navy and Marine Corps as a corpsman, graduated from the University of Washington and worked as a surgical technician, college instructor, and news writer. Later he worked for US West in a number of different marketing communications and public relations related positions, before leaving to accept a job as Director of Public Relations and Marketing for international telephone company edge2net. Dietz has been a full-time writer since 2002.
- William C. Dietz on Wikipedia