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Topic: Halo: Silentium

From: Benjamin Browning
Location: Desert Hot Springs, CA
Date: 10/23/2012

I am curious on why Silentium was moved to a later date in 2013 than your usual January releases for the previous two? Is it because of TOR books? Also, you response to the message I sent you a few weeks ago. About the book signing.

Thanks,
Always a fan,
-Ben

Re: Halo: Silentium

From: Greg Bear
Date: 10/31/2012

The game is coming, and SILENTIUM has to fit perfectly into what 343 has done in HALO 4... which took some time! But the result will be well worth the wait, both for game and novel.

Re: Halo: Silentium

From: Bill Heato
Location: Central Kentucky
Date: 12/16/2012

Okay, I was wondering the same. So Read the first and second books, play Halo 4, then read the last (?) book. Got it! Will there be other books to correspond to Halo 5?

Thanks!

Re: Halo: Silentium

From: Mike Veitch
Location: Felixstowe, UK
Date: 01/30/2013

Greg,
In your response you indicate that this has to fit into what 343 has done with Halo 4.

As an avid Halo fan I have a couple of questions; why did the release of Silentium occur after Halo 4 and result in some spoilers? How difficult is to write a book when the story line is partially/compltley ditacted (343). Who ensure story line continutiy between the various authors involved with Forerunner trilogy, Prequel trilogy to Halo 4 (Karin Travis) and Halo 4?

Obviously I was introduced to your book via Halo Cryptum, I since that book I have read the majority of your works. I was wondering if you have anything planned that would be comparable to my favourite books namely EON, Eternity, The Forge of God or Moving Mars?

Best regards
Mike

Re: Halo: Silentium

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/01/2013

I'm sure there will be, Bill!

Re: Halo: Silentium

From: Greg Bear
Date: 02/03/2013

Hello, Mike!

We worked intensively with the good folks at 343 to both allow real creativity, and to fit within what they needed to do for their game. The result in SILENTIUM is I think quite special. I'm a little slower at writing books than either my publisher or my pocketbook would like, but need to get them right... Which partly explains the scheduling of SILENTIUM after HALO 4.

You might very well like the books I'm working on now, for Orbit and Orion, a new and original trilogy. I hope to have the first book published by early next year.

Re: Halo: Silentium

From: Anton Cross
Location:
Date: 03/09/2013

Hello, Greg!

I was wondering if there are any plans to have you write another Halo book past The Forerunner Saga? I've loved your TF Saga and would really love to see what else you could bring to the Halo universe in the future.

343i really needs more of you!

Re: Halo: Silentium

From: Greg Bear
Date: 04/03/2013

Thanks, Anton! There's one last venture to decode and experience, if you solve the puzzle in SILENTIUM... Let me know what you think!

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