Location: Dallas, TX
First, I think it's awesome that you have a forum where you answer your readers' questions. You're a brave man.
Second, I would like to ask about the Forerunner books and your involvement with 343 Industries. I was curious about your collaboration process and what kind of freedoms you had and if any of your choices will end up having an impact on the franchise going forward, beyond the third book in your Trilogy?
For example, the character of Chakas ends up having a fairly significant evolution of his own. Who was more responsible for bringing that character and his fate into the narrative? Did 343 have plans all along to bring back Spark and give you free reign to weave that together, or had that been a result of your own creative process? I guess really what I'm getting at is will we as gamers find ourselves sometime playing moments in a video game that evolved off of your creative spark, and if so do you foresee a longer term relationship with 343 as they move forward with the Halo universe?
Cryptum and Primordium are awesome, I've really enjoyed them. The tone you've set is exactly what I'd hoped for and I can't wait for the third. Thanks so much for lending your talents to a franchise that a lot of us hold very dear.
From: Greg Bear
Thanks, Scott. What we've created in these books will definitely play a part in HALO 4. Those who read the books will be well backgrounded on significant details. What I've seen of the game so far looks awesome--and sounds awesome as well!
From: Denise Wiles
Location: North Carolina
Please tell me when the third book of the Forerunner Saga will be released. I would appreciate it. Both my husband and I love the novels.
From: Greg Bear
Hello, Denise-- January of 2013!