Well, my mistake then. My only point, and this is explicitly my subjective opinion, is that novels based on computer games is a huge step down the ladder from doing feature film work. I don't care if Tolstoy came back from the dead to write Command and Conquer: Yuri Has A Train Accident; it's still way off the reading charts for me.
I acknowledge my prejudice, but I think I have good reason for it; for every Star Trek, Star Wars, Babylon 5, Diablo, Warcraft, Doom (!) novel that's on the shelf, that's one less completely original sci-fi or fantasy book that's out there and available to discriminating readers. In my mind, originality of concept counts for quite a bit when I go to pick up a sci-fi book; I don't particularly want to read some yahoo's take on the work of someone probably far more talented than he or she. I'd rather read what the yahoo has created from his or her own mind. If Tornquist created the Anarchy Online universe, then more power to him (though I have whole other issues with licensed anythings...).