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Topic: The Forerunner Saga

From: Cameron Gazey
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date: 05/16/2012


Suffice it to say I am a huge Halo fan, and I enjoy it primarily for the story. I've read Cryptum and am currently reading through Primordium right now and there's just ONE thing with reading these books that made me seek you out.

The reason why I loved the idea of this book series so much was because I was very intrigued by the Terminal transcripts found on Halo 3, the first look players ever really got into the minds of Forerunners during their battles with the Flood.

What I wanted to know was whether or not those terminal transcripts from Halo 3 are considered canon and were used as sources of information for writing your series? I ask because of some timeline inconsistencies between these terminal transcripts and your series. I don't want to be rude and list them all out because if the terminals aren't canon then the inconsistencies are moot. Besides, the possibility exists that my questions will also be answered in Silentium.

Thanks in advance! And keep up the great writing, I'll be sure to buy Silentium when it comes out!

- Cameron

Re: The Forerunner Saga

From: Greg Bear
Date: 05/22/2012

We're working on those connections. For now, let's just say there are two Didacts...

Re: The Forerunner Saga

From: Tar Alacrin
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Date: 06/01/2012

I personally loved the terminals (almost as much as I enjoyed your books) and I hope that they don't change too much (that said; I wouldn't really mind if the dates were switched)

But I really like the style that the terminals were written in, where the story was told through a series of correspondences between the characters, because it allowed you to gain a deep insight into characters and their personalities, but at the same time, (since it didn't have a lot of narrative description) it left a lot of the imagery and "visuals" and course of events up to the reader's imaginations...
What are the chances that we might see a similar style of writing (even a small portion)in future books like silentium?

Thanks, I'm really excited for the next book (and I really hope they bring you back for more series if they can)


Re: The Forerunner Saga

From: Thomas E.
Location: Michigan
Date: 06/05/2012

Hmm... Two Didact characters or do you mean it as in Didactic? Meaning the Terminals are one teacher and your saga is another?

Re: The Forerunner Saga

From: Corey Wells
Location: QLD, Aust.
Date: 07/01/2012

TWO DIDACTS?! Are you referring to Bornstellar taking the memories of DIDACTS and becoming him and then of course the original Didact?

Re: The Forerunner Saga

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/17/2012

Sorry for the delays--been working to get SILENTIUM ready for the printer, now due out this spring. There's a lot more back-and-forth and POV between major characters, and we've been working hard to fit them into what we've heard in the games. That said, there are also going to be a lot of surprises. Let me know what you think, come March!

Re: The Forerunner Saga

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/17/2012

No spoilers, Corey!

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