The lights are on
The third book of Greg Bear’s enigmatic Forerunner Saga is coming soon, and 343 Industries is offering XP to those willing to do some decryption.
Greg Bear’s Halo: Cryptum and Halo: Primordium stand apart within the expanded universe of Halo fiction. Unlike most comic books and novels within the setting, The Forerunner Saga leaps 100,000 years back in time to detail the final days of the mysterious Forerunner civilization. Filled with unusual technology and hard science fiction tropes, the novels challenge readers to think outside their normal boundaries, and grasp ideas like genetically transferred memories, artificial intelligence, and forced species evolution.
The third book of the series, Halo: Silentium, is targeting release on March 19th. Publisher Tor and developer 343 Industries have teamed up to help hype the release. Starting today, gamers (and readers) can head to Halo Waypoint to try and track down “encrypted communications” via bulletins and forums on the site. In addition, the actual book of Halo: Silentium will have embedded data within the text of the e-book and paperback editions that presumably also unlocks additional content.
It’s all very mysterious.
Have you read any of the Greg Bear Halo novels? What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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Needs to finish this book nao so I can figure out the mystery, Very Intriguing
Greg Bear is a fantastic writer. He's written some of the best science fiction of the past 30 years.
My personal favorite by him is Darwin's Radio.
I'm not completely sure, but I think the embedded data is not in the hardcover edition of Silentium.
The first two books are among my favorite books ever. THAT'S how good they are.
Oh, so they're still doing ARG's?
i love this as an avid reader of all the halo books and i do mean all. this is really cool. thanks 343 for showing some love to the real hardcore halo fans
I need to fix my Xbox 360 so I can finish Halo 4... I loved the first two books in the Forerunner Saga, and I want to be able to read this one without worrying about spoilers. Greg Bear is one of the best writers for the Halo novels.
I haven't read any of the newer novels but Fall of Reach was great.
I really enjoyed the books, Bear understands his audience very well. The writing style is very approachable compared to other EPIC sci-fi stories.
I love all the books on the Halo universe.
Awesome. I do enjoy all the Halo novels. It's nice seeing an expanded universe brought to life.
The Forerunner trilogy is a different type of read then the rest of the Halo novels. It took me a few chapters to get into the first of the trilogy because it is more of a thinker/mystery story full of unknown words (in many places it is our first encounter with Forerunner terms and with names of the species of that time). Despite the slow start they were a great read and it was fun to learn about the Librarian.