Fans tell the author his book is wrong; publishers vow to correct the errors

February 6th, 2012 by Brian Leave a reply »

Normally publisher corrections are connected to nonfiction editions, but fans of Mass Effect (the video game) told William C. Dietz (author of popular Halo novelizations) that he got the facts wrong in his novelization, Deception. Publisher Del Ray heard the complaints and here’s their response:

Mass Effect fans have been asking for a comment on recent concerns over Mass Effect: Deception. We have been listening and have the below response on the issue.

The teams at Del Rey and BioWare would like to extend our sincerest apologies to the Mass Effect fans for any errors and oversights made in the recent novel Mass Effect: Deception. We are currently working on a number of changes that will appear in future editions of the novel.

We would like to thank all Mass Effect fans for their passion and dedication to this ever-growing world, and assure them that we are listening and taking this matter very seriously.

What makes me laugh is that BioWare is releasing patches to fix complaints about their newest game, The Old Republic. It’s like this Mass Effect book is getting a patch.


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