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Topic: Primordium "typo"?

From: Vincent
Location: Austria
Date: 02/16/2012

Hello, Mr. Bear
I recently read your novel "Halo: Primordium" and stumbled across an irritating line of text:
"We are the Flood. There is no difference. Until all space and time are rolled up and life is crushed in the folds... no end to war, grief, or pain. In a hundred and one thousand centuries...unity again, and wisdom. Until then--sweetness."

The irritating part is "A hundred and one thousand centuries" (=10.100.000 years), irritating, because the events took place approx. 100.000 years before the events in the Halo games, especially the upcoming H4. Can you confirm that this is a mistake and you ment years, instead of centuries?

Thank you for your time,
kind regards,
Vincent

PS - Looking forward to part 3. Your's are the first Halo novels I can't put aside until finished reading!

Re: Primordium

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/22/2012

Absolutely! Good catch, Vincent. We're all smacking our heads on this one. Or... maybe there's something really coming that far down the line?

Maybe for HALO 1000?

Re: Primordium

From: Sean
Location: Texas
Date: 03/17/2012

A hundred and one thousand centuries would be:
101,000 x 100 = 10,100,000 years.
But yeah, who knows. We're talking about a being nearly as old as the universe itself. It very well could have been referring to something in the past instead of being able to foresee the future...or FURTHER into the future.

Re: Primordium

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/07/2012

Hmmm... Can I use that as my excuse? Thanks, Sean!

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