Dr. Jerry Pournelle reports on his blog that he and writing partner Larry Niven have had lunch with Bungie execs, to discuss the possible use of their stories as game material. The use of "Legacy of Heorot" was one possibility discussed.
For those who are not familiar with the book, "Legacy of Heorot" is the story of interstellar colonists menaced by an indigenous predator that can move faster than the eye can see.
Other books by the duo include “The Mote in God’s Eye”, a story of first contact, “Lucifer’s Hammer”, a disaster novel about a comet striking earth, and “Footfall”, a novel about alien invasion. Both authors also have numerous solo works to their credit.