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Topic: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Cory hanks
Location: Lexington, KY
Date: 12/19/2009

Greg,
As a longtime fan of your work and science fiction in general, and as a HUGE fan of the Halo games, I am extremely excited for your upcoming trilogy of Halo novels detailing the forerunner civilizations and conflicts. I can't think of a better author to spill the details on an ancient race of interstellar geniuses, who ended their own existence for the lives of others.

Is there any information at all that you can give us on these books other than the "2010" release date? Any particular month or season that you are shooting for? I'm sure it will detail The Mantle, but will the books include known characters like Didact, The Librarian, Mendicant Bias, or even the more recognized Gravemind that gamers have come to know through the video games?

Good luck on this endeavor and I can say that I will be preordering and picking up this book the day it comes out.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/01/2010

My lips are sealed! I'm finishing a novel now, and will embark on the first book in the trilogy within the next couple of weeks. 2010 might be a bit optimistic for the appearance of the first volume...

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Mike
Location: St Louis MO
Date: 01/07/2010

Greg,
As a long time fan and father of two video game loving teens who do not like SF PLEASE work your magic with the Halo series and capture the imagination of the video game loving non reading youth. No pressure but you could actually turn millions of teens and young adults into SF reading fiends.

I got hooked as a 6th grader after reading Wells' The Time Machine. I was in college when I began devouring your work while in college. My oldest son read OSC's Enders Game after he lost a bet-it was kind of like punishment. Even though I was sure it would spark interest it did not.

The power is in your hands. Help us Greg Bear, you are our only hope.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/29/2010

Working with the Halo team is a pleasure. I'm plunging in this week!

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Michael Spangler
Location: Texas
Date: 08/17/2010

please get this out as quickly as possible, i cant play the games because im not a xbox dude but the books are the bomb!! i cant wait for them to come out... so if you need and 'help' with the "editing" or anything just get in touch and ill "help"

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/19/2010

Working away, Michael! (and HALO REACH looks fabulous, just in case you're teetering on the edge of becoming an XBox dude...)

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Nolan Carrillo
Location: Muncie, IN
Date: 09/06/2010

Greg,

I sincerely hope you read "The Fall of Reach" and "Ghosts or Onyx" from the Halo series. They are, by far, THE best books in the Halo series AND the best to showcase the Halo Universe. I'm told your books will be about the Forerunners and the 2 above books both reference Forerunner technology, especially "Ghosts of Onyx". I'm sure you are sick of hearing about them but as a fan of the Halo Universe I can't NOT tell you about them and how great they are.

If they aren't already, they really SHOULD be required reading...

Thanks.

Good luck Mr. Bear, and Godspeed.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/14/2010

Absolutely! I follow in the path of an excellent group of writers and developers and designers. And I'm listening to all of them!

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Daniel Smith
Location: Florida
Date: 09/30/2010

Can you update us to a possible realease date?

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/02/2010

January 4, I hear! Editorial corrections are complete. On to copyedit and galleys.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: B. Johnson
Location: Oregon
Date: 10/07/2010

Mr. Bear,


I just finished reading the last book in the Halo series "Ghost of Onyx" and man all I can say is "don't leave us hanging" I pick up all of the books over a month ago and finished them in no time. Huge, fan of Eric Nylund and felt he has done the best so far out of all the authors in the Halo series. You are no doubt praised highly and several awards and accolades to support this so I wait in eager anticipation of your first release. If there is any way you have any influence with those involved with moving up the release date on this, it'd be great to get it out before if not around Christmas.

Eagerly awaiting...

Bill

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/30/2010

Release is definitely January, and remember, I'm stretching back to the beginnings of the story... 100,000 and more years ago! Hope you enjoy the books.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Tim Tucker
Location: Southern California
Date: 11/14/2010

Having Greg Bear write a trilogy for Halo is a Halo player/hard science fiction fan's dream come true. The Halo story has been promoted to the "big leagues"!!!

Thanks, Greg.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 11/19/2010

It's definitely big-scale, classic sf! And check out HULL ZERO THREE on your way to pick up CRYPTUM...

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Fin Aeros
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Date: 12/07/2010

Greg,

I got Hull Zero Three a little while ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. I can't wait to read your treatment of the Forerunner and experience your part of the Halo universe.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 12/16/2010

Thanks, Fin--I just got my first copy of HALO CRYPTUM and it looks great. HULL ZERO THREE, meanwhile, is in its second big printing and hitting a lot of the Best of the Year lists. More to come!

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Dan Reierson
Location: Seattle Washington
Date: 01/14/2011

Loved Halo Cryptum...Just wondering what the proposed release dates were for the other two books.

http://www.dcr3773.deviantart.com/#/d36uag7

Just a piece of fan art.

Sincerely,


Dan

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/16/2011

TBD-- to be determined! First they have to be written, of course, and that requires due thought and care...

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Christopher Garcia
Location: Dallas, TX
Date: 01/26/2011

Hey Greg,

I am a huge fan and have read all of the halo novels. I just finished reading Halo: Cryptum and I have to say that this is one of the finest pieces of writing I have ever had the privilege of reading. You have set the bar for all future halo novel writers. I am eagerly awaiting the next two volumes. In the mean time I plan on picking up some of your other titles. Please don't make me wait too long for the next book. I was patient for an entire year for this one!

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/27/2011

Volume 2 moving right along, Christopher. Thanks!

Re:great book greg,

From: Anthony Wilson
Location: SUNNY ENGLAND -NOT
Date: 01/30/2011

howdy Mr Greg.I brought and read your Halo Cryptum book. Very nice,I liked what you did with Didact,imprinting on the young Manipular, and in turn the boy becomes him at the end. The Didact/Bornstellar meeting with the Librarian was very sad! The humans being smashed into different species then devolved, cool idea! Also the Precursors are freaky sounding things arnt they!? Cant wait for you to finish the next two, take ur time bud ha ha, ill read Cryptum a couple of times! ps if ya get stuck send a mail, my heads bursting with awesome ideas, all the best. A.Wilson

Re:great book greg,

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/02/2011

Many thanks, Anthony! All those questions are echoing in my head right now. A crowded place, the plot-room for HALO FORERUNNER 2...

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Jonathan Patterson
Location: Texas
Date: 02/08/2011

Just finished reading the book only moments ago.
Mr. Bear you have my eternal gratitude for not only protecting the universe of my late childhood, of which a considerable part of my life has been spent, but for advancing the story i love and have consumed entirely.
I thank you from the bottom of my bio-augmented, flood infested, covenant controlled, lifeworker shaped heart.
I look forward to your next one!

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/25/2011

Thanks right back at you, Jonathan!

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: John Bird
Location: Skagit co, WA
Date: 03/05/2011

Greg,

I have just finished Cryptum like most of the responses here, and found it just absolutely amazing. You have done quite an amazing job. And now I must say I eagerly await your next story like a child impatiently awaits Christmas morning.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Ricardo Galaz
Location: Hermosillo, Son. Mexico
Date: 03/08/2011

Oh dear lord Mr. Bear, I've no idea how you do it, I've just finished the first one, took a whole week to arrive here (longest week ever I must say) but oh, was it worth it.
I ditched work today, I was reading chapter 32 and I just couldn't stop.
I love your work, thank you so much for advancing the plot of this incredible universe and not getting in the way of anything but developing and unveiling those little details that were missing.
Thank you so much, you have my eteernal gratitude and of course this sci-fi fan will follow your work, thank you so much.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Justin M
Location: Vermont
Date: 03/28/2011

The old man still buys books even though we both have a Kindle DX. He hands me this Cryptum book because it's by the guy I was always talking about. So I read Bear's new Microsoft book. It's good, it's Greg Bear. Full of molecular engineered biotechnological goodness. I like the Didact being reincarnated as someone else, but still himself. Good way to avoid prosecution... You and Benford are so much alike. When I read through the SciFi section I really enjoyed the B's... Thanks.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/03/2011

Thanks, John! I wish I could write these books faster... but they keep surprising me, and that slows things down a little.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/10/2011

Many thanks, Ricardo--and definitely more to come.

The awesome Halo Trilogy

From: Dave
Location: Florida
Date: 04/23/2011

Hello, I have just bought a nook just to read you books, I have found a russian website that, if you complete a couple offers, they give you like 50 ebooks free, and yours was included! I must say that the First book of the forerunner saga was pretty epic, but as expected left me hanging, cant wait for the other books!

P.S. Hull number three your other book, is really awful, im sorry to say, it is basically about this one colonist who loses his memory and awakes before the rest of the ship, and the whole book is written in this hard to understand stream of thought kind of way, like "i was prayed into existence" I mean really? and the ship is, illogical at best, it's as if the ship was made by the covenant from halo, and not humans! Everything is trying to scare, frighten or cause harm to the protagonist, but im no novelist, just a 14yr old who likes SF books, so what do I know right?
So on a lighter note; throughly enjoyed your first saga book, and wish for more to come soon, also really like your other books, OTHER THAN hull 03

Re: The second book.

From: spencer
Location: mobile al.
Date: 05/06/2011

when will the socond book in the trilogy come out, and what will it be called? will we be getting into the precusors more? there are so many questions i want to ask but most importantly i know its cheesy, but i was really sad when i read about when all thoes species died on the other halo`s. can we see a way for them to live? cloning or somthing please. it would open up chances for more halo books.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/10/2011

Good to hear, Justin! That means you're ranging through Brin and Baxter and Banks and Brunner and... all the other B's as well, I hope!

The awesome Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/10/2011

Hello, Dave. I'd consider your message worthy of a response, but since you bought all these book illegally, I have nothing to say. And doubtless you now have a tracking virus and lots of other goodies on your computer.

Re: The second book.

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/25/2011

No final title yet, Spencer! I'm heading toward the finish line on the second novel now.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Kevin
Location: Wyoming
Date: 05/31/2011

Mr. Bear,
I have read Forge, Anvil, and Cryptum. I thoroughly enjoyed all three. You have one of the most imaginative science fiction minds I've ever had the opportunity to pick. The way you played with antimatter and the Roach blew me away. The fortress ship challenged the way I envision space travel in the near future in ways I can't explain. As a young engineer I regularly look to books like these to push my boundries on what is possible. Thank you for everything. Keep up the excellent work.
-Kevin

P.S. Your books are on my shelves between Azimov and Niven.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: CPO Ven A013
Location: Unknown
Date: 06/07/2011

I have to say, the first book of the trilogy was amazing. A little slow at first.. But never the less, I loved it. I am a faithful Halo fan, (Who is a bit disappointed by Bungies choice to hand Halo over to Microsoft and 343) who is eager to read your other books.. And yes I know, others have said this.. But Ghost of Onyx was one of the best books, you'll have a lot to compete with.. But I feel you can do it.. You're doing something no one else has done. Showing us more about the Forerunners! I wish you much luck, and I hope your good fortune is everlasting!

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Jared
Location: Winnipeg,Canada
Date: 06/14/2011

Hello Mr. Bear, just wanted to drop by and say I thoroughly enjoyed the first book in the series, so much so I am eagerly awating the 2nd novel. Would it be safe to assume the novel will come out in 2011? If not that is not a problem at all, I realize the pressure and time it must take to write a chapter of a story within the Halo Universe. Anyways many thanks for the great work done with the series so far and all the best!

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: John
Location: Toronto
Date: 06/18/2011

Just wondering, what is the release date of the second book in the Halo Foreunner trilogy? Thanks, and Cryptum was great! Just anticipating the next book!

Forerunner Trilogy

From: Justin
Location: Fishers, Indiana
Date: 06/23/2011

Congratulations on your first book in the Halo Universe Mr. Bear! The first book was a great way to start off the trilogy. I can't wait until the final battle with Bias, and I can't wait to find out where the Precursor ran off to (probably the one thing that surprised me the most in this book). I can't wait for the next book, and I will be looking out for it. Have a great time finishing up the trilogy! Next thing you know there will be a precursor trilogy ;).

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Travis
Location: Toronto, Canada
Date: 06/24/2011

Dear Mr. Bear,

I have never read any of your previous works, although I have heard of you and your many accomplishments. Being the avid Halo fan that I am, I always get my hands on the newest Halo books as soon as I can.

I wanted to say thank you for making such an excellent start into the Forerunner saga, and was just wondering if you could possibly, maybe just give me a little hint as to when I can expect the next one. It's driving me crazy

Travis

P.S.

Best last page of a book I have ever read

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Blayne
Location: Fairbanks AK
Date: 07/11/2011

Hey Mr.Bear I finished your book twice now and can't wait to see what happens to everyone in the next two books. I also love the whole twist with the precursor at the end of the book.

Re: Trilogy

From: Mike
Location: Michigan
Date: 07/16/2011

Mr. Bear,

I am a huge fan of all parts of the story of Halo and I just wanted to chime in and let you know that I thought Cryptum was excellent. Thank you for your contribution to the body of work of something that has come to consume a very considerable portion of my leisure time. Like everyone else who would take the time to post on this forum,I am eagerly awaiting your next book in the trilogy. You set the bar high with Cryptum. Here's hoping the next book clears it with room to spare!

Mike

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 07/30/2011

Thanks, Kevin! Niven and Asimov are among my favorites.

Re: The Halo Trilogy

From: Michael
Location: Perth
Date: 08/06/2011

I just finished ur first in the triolgy of halo books and all i can say is WOW it was amazing it had me captavated from the first chapter i cant wait to read the others any idea when the next book will b released

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/07/2011

Thanks! Just working up the final chapters now on PRIMORDIUM.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/07/2011

Early 2012! January is the month.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/07/2011

My pleasiure, John! January 2012.

Forerunner Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/07/2011

Hmmm... wonder what came before the Precursors? Thanks, Justin!

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/07/2011

Appreciate the kind words, Travis! January 2012!

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/07/2011

Thanks, Blayne. Dealing with the Precursor right now in HALO PRIMORDIUM... Jan 2012!

Re: Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 08/07/2011

Thanks, Mike!

Re: The Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/25/2011

Thanks, Michael! Lots of revelations to come in PRIMORDIUM.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Aaron
Location: El Paso
Date: 01/08/2012

Just finished the 2nd book and it left me very confused.
Please tell me the next one answers the questions you know you created. maybe not from the perspective of a rampant AI! The book wasn't exactly specific as to where the humans got the new AI and it didn't offer any real explanations and now I have NO idea whats going on...
Otherwise great book.

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Tony
Location: Iowa
Date: 01/12/2012

I have been following this web page since before Cryptum was released, please keep us up to date on the third novel! I have bought the first two and they were both great!! it would be great if you could do some more novels in the halo series, and if not, make this one at least 700 pages!! :)

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/20/2012

Lots of questions left unanswered, to be sure! I suspect ONI Team Leader is likewise confused.

And more to come...

Re: The upcoming Halo Trilogy

From: Greg Bear
Date: 01/20/2012

Hmmm... That will take me twice as long! Thanks, Tony.

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