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Topic: Question for upcoming Forerunner novels

From: Tyler Radka
Location: Westminster California
Date: 09/07/2010

Hello Mr. Bear,

During one of my research stroles through the net I came across the anouncment that you were going to write a trilogy about the forerunners from the Halo universe. Among many things I'd like to thank you for turning your attention to this largely untaped subject. Personally I am absolutely fascinated with the mythology behind the forerunners and how they lived. To think of a race, not so dissimilar from our own, managed to create an empire that spaned most of the milky way galaxy and some how instilled their sence of peace and justice on others to the point where they were about to cast aside their weapons to further persue means of words rather than war. Needless to say it peaked my interest. But I'm curious as to how you intend to expand on this blank point in history. More specifiaclly, what events and or people will you be using as your inspiration to write these novels? I ask this because I too am in the process of writing my own plot for a sci fi world. I won't go into the details, but I would greatly appreciate the input of a seasoned science fiction author such as yoru self. I've asked many people from my school about my work, but their knowledge on the subject is next to non existent, despite most of them being gammers like my self. My work is centered mostly on the wars of humanity and the "evils" that inspire them. If you would be willing to respond to these questions and give me some advice on your format of imagination I would be greatly apreciated.

Thankyou,

Tyler Radka

Re: Question for upcoming Forerunner novels

From: Greg Bear
Date: 09/14/2010

Hello, Tyler! These are all excellent questions, but I'm going to have to hold off providing firm answers until January, when the first book hits the shelves. I'll start the second volume soon. I can say that there are going to be many confirmations of what we've long expected or suspected, but some real surprises--and a few real shockers, as well. More soon!

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