Greg Bear Penning Halo Forerunner Trilogy

Noted science fiction author Greg Bear takes a stab at the earliest days of the Halo universe with The Forerunner Trilogy, travelling 100,000 years into the series' past.

A mysterious ancient race worshiped by the Covenant as gods, the Forerunners wiped themselves off the face of the universe to help stem the tide of the Flood, for all the good that did. Announced this weekend by Bungie's Frank O'Connor at the Emerald City Comic Con (thanks Colin!), the Forerunner Trilogy will explore this ancient race and their ties to humanity, as revealed in Halo 3.

If you've ever even skimmed the science fiction section of your local bookstore you've probably seen Greg Bear's name. He's more of a hard science fiction writer, dealing with technical accuracy and detail, attempting to make the more fantastic elements of the genre seem more plausible. It should be interesting to see how his approach fits in with the Halo Universe.

The first book in the Forerunner Trilogy is due in 2010 from Tor Books.


Comments

    This feel a little like a sellout move to anyone else?Something major about the forerunners in Halo, especially the first 3 games, is that they are mysterious. We don't know what they were like, what they looked like, or really that much about them at all. We just know they have one hell of a sad history.

    Sure, I don't have to read the book. But this means that everything Halo from now on will take into account this book, plus I like the idea that I *could* read all the books and still maintain that sense of mystery I like.

    This feel a little like a sellout move to anyone else?Something major about the forerunners in Halo, especially the first 3 games, is that they are mysterious. We don't know what they were like, what they looked like, or really that much about them at all. We just know they have one hell of a sad history.

    Sure, I don't have to read the book. But this means that everything Halo from now on will take into account this book, plus I like the idea that I *could* read all the books and still maintain that sense of mystery I like.

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