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11/23/2012 6:22:38 PM
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Halo: Silentium - cover officially revealed

[url=http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-TKdpUT0BkYE/UK44KQi7EZI/AAAAAAAAFoI/tJNeDXyY6Vw/s1600/Silentium.jpg]linky[/url] I'm incredibly sad Greg Bear's Forerunner Saga draws to a close next year, it's by far the best thing to happen to the Halo universe IMO. Can't wait to see how everything links together and sets up the next Halo.

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  • Greg is so lucky I don't really care all that much about execution. I'll admit, some bits of the Forerunner Saga have been told really boringly, and it's been somewhat hard to read through it all. That said, it's a goldmine of brilliantly-crafted information. It's just not engaging - you've got to engage it. Once you do, you'll realize it's probably the best fiction Halo has. Excited for Silentium.

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  • [url=http://www.google.co.uk/imgres?imgurl=https://waypointprod.blob.core.windows.net/blogfilestore/storage/blogs/headlines/files/2012/7/11/comiccon%252012%2520poster%2520halo%2520silentium%2520new%2520headline.jpg&imgrefurl=http://blogs.halowaypoint.com/Headlines/post/2012/07/11/Tor-Books-Reveals-Title-Cover-Art-And-Release-Date-of-Third-Halo-Novel-By-Greg-Bear.aspx&h=735&w=490&sz=125&tbnid=XG3OAvTHKJRPPM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=60&zoom=1&usg=__H9MwYqf5iSi_qHz2bajdGDt5UWo=&docid=pMOuT2zFm4n8wM&sa=X&ei=vnq1UO_ENsq30QWy1IGIAw&ved=0CDwQ9QEwAg&dur=331]I prefer the old cover.[/url]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ferrrari Make another book on the mating of forerunners? Anyone? Guess not -_-[/quote]Don't worry brother, your not alone in your lust for a book on the mating of forerunners. Up until now I've only had my drawing to satisfy my needs, I mean curiosity for how these things work.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Munck1n [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*[/quote]That's not true, unless grey can give a source, I'm just going to assume that he is jumping to conclusions due to the new cover.[/quote] Um, This is coming from the game seeing as it doesn't fit in with the novels. Notice how the silentium description about The Didact being left in a flood infected system magically disappeared after halo 4?[/quote] i don't understand this logic. Didact's story is still not complete in the Forerunner Saga. We don't know [i]exactly[/i] how he ends up on Requiem, but it WILL make sense when all the pieces fall into place... i'm sure.

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  • Hopefully it's more like Cryptum than Primordium. Cryptum properly balanced immersion and storytelling, whereas Primordium was quite literally tons of walking. Regardless, excited to see how the trilogy will come to a close.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CoRaMo I like the previous books' covers (in the trilogy) better. Landscapes offer more mystery.[/quote]Same here, but mostly because it's a kind of ruins the flow; landscape, landscape, close-up... Looks alright though. I'm really looking forward to reading how Bear describes the events surrounding the activation of the rings! For me that's more or less the apex of the entire story.

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  • I thought the Forerunner trilogy was boring as well, but I stuck through it for the sake of learning about what really happened with the Flood/Forerunners/Humans. Haven't gotten to Primordium yet, though.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Arbiter 739 Unfortunately, I just can't get into the newer story with the major changes 343i has brought about.[/quote] And what would these be in the Forerunner Saga, exactly?

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  • Good to hear something about the Forerunner trilogy rather than the Kilo-5 one. Unfortunately, I just can't get into the newer story with the major changes 343i has brought about. It will be interesting to hear what new information this book contains though.

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  • Looks very cool and now we have more info from Halo 4 about the Composer I am really looking forward to this book.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Munck1n [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*[/quote]That's not true, unless grey can give a source, I'm just going to assume that he is jumping to conclusions due to the new cover.[/quote] Um, This is coming from the game seeing as it doesn't fit in with the novels. Notice how the silentium description about The Didact being left in a flood infected system magically disappeared after halo 4?[/quote]It fits fine with the current novels, the characters may seem off, namely the didact, but we don't know what happened in the years between cryptum and Halo 4 to give him such rage. 343 controls the canon, not Greg Bear, if what he is writing conflicts with what 343 wants to do, he should change it, otherwise everyone will get pissed at him, like what happened with Glasslands. [Edited on 11.24.2012 9:16 PM PST]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Munck1n [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*[/quote]That's not true, unless grey can give a source, I'm just going to assume that he is jumping to conclusions due to the new cover.[/quote] Um, This is coming from the game seeing as it doesn't fit in with the novels. Notice how the silentium description about The Didact being left in a flood infected system magically disappeared after halo 4?

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ajw34307 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*[/quote]That's not true, unless grey can give a source, I'm just going to assume that he is jumping to conclusions due to the new cover.[/quote] Revisions did need to be made because of Halo 4, but they were merely revisions and improved tie-ins with Halo 4. The book didn't need to be rewritten.[/quote]sauce?[/quote] [url=http://www.gregbear.com/blog/display.cfm?id=6817]His discussion board.[/url][/quote] Not sure about anyone else, but I didn't see him say that revisions had to be made. It just seems like he's saying the book is taking a long time to write because "Silentium has to fit perfectly" WITH Halo 4.[/quote]yeah, that's how I took it. He didn't necessarily need to change anything, he just had to ensure that his book fit in with Halo 4. [/quote] If he didn't know they were well-fit already, which he obviously didn't if he had to extend the release by two months, that means there were differences that needed to be tied up. Or, revisions. Nothing major, I'm sure, but minor details.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ajw34307 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ROBERTO jh [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*[/quote]That's not true, unless grey can give a source, I'm just going to assume that he is jumping to conclusions due to the new cover.[/quote] Revisions did need to be made because of Halo 4, but they were merely revisions and improved tie-ins with Halo 4. The book didn't need to be rewritten.[/quote]sauce?[/quote] [url=http://www.gregbear.com/blog/display.cfm?id=6817]His discussion board.[/url][/quote] Not sure about anyone else, but I didn't see him say that revisions had to be made. It just seems like he's saying the book is taking a long time to write because "Silentium has to fit perfectly" WITH Halo 4.[/quote]yeah, that's how I took it. He didn't necessarily need to change anything, he just had to ensure that his book fit in with Halo 4.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ROBERTO jh [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*[/quote]That's not true, unless grey can give a source, I'm just going to assume that he is jumping to conclusions due to the new cover.[/quote] Revisions did need to be made because of Halo 4, but they were merely revisions and improved tie-ins with Halo 4. The book didn't need to be rewritten.[/quote]sauce?[/quote] [url=http://www.gregbear.com/blog/display.cfm?id=6817]His discussion board.[/url][/quote] Not sure about anyone else, but I didn't see him say that revisions had to be made. It just seems like he's saying the book is taking a long time to write because "Silentium has to fit perfectly" WITH Halo 4.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*[/quote]That's not true, unless grey can give a source, I'm just going to assume that he is jumping to conclusions due to the new cover.[/quote] Revisions did need to be made because of Halo 4, but they were merely revisions and improved tie-ins with Halo 4. The book didn't need to be rewritten.[/quote]sauce?[/quote] [url=http://www.gregbear.com/blog/display.cfm?id=6817]His discussion board.[/url]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] ROBERTO jh [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Munck1n [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*[/quote]That's not true, unless grey can give a source, I'm just going to assume that he is jumping to conclusions due to the new cover.[/quote] Revisions did need to be made because of Halo 4, but they were merely revisions and improved tie-ins with Halo 4. The book didn't need to be rewritten.[/quote]sauce?

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Munck1n [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*[/quote]That's not true, unless grey can give a source, I'm just going to assume that he is jumping to conclusions due to the new cover.[/quote] Revisions did need to be made because of Halo 4, but they were merely revisions and improved tie-ins with Halo 4. The book didn't need to be rewritten.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Munck1n [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*[/quote]That's not true, unless grey can give a source, I'm just going to assume that he is jumping to conclusions due to the new cover.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] grey101 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] hadlermaster A new one? What happened to the other one?[/quote] The story had to be re-written as 343 went a different way with the plot for the game. Which is leaving us all entirely confused.[/quote] Man, that's got to suck for the author. Mr.Bear: "I'm finally done the book! Now it's time to relax..." 343 Industries: "NO! YOU HAVE TO WRITE IT ALL OVER AGAIN!!" Mr.Bear: *cries*

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  • Can't wait for this book to come out. :)

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  • As of 11/24/12, Forerunner Saga > Reclaimer Saga > Spartan Ops >>>>> Kilo 5 [Edited on 11.24.2012 1:03 AM PST]

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] CoRaMo I like the previous books' covers (in the trilogy) better. Landscapes offer more mystery.[/quote] Yeah same here.

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] crispychicken49 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] And Im Here Too I won't be buying it. The Forerunner Trilogy bored me to tears.[/quote] Your one of the few then.[/quote] My one of the few...what?

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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] Darthbill99 Cryptum and primordium were both good books, but you have to absorb every word to understand what is happening, it is not light reading in any sense. Primordium needed more action, it is really hard to read at times, as almost 200 pages of the book are nothing but aimless wandering. For that one I would recommend googling the plot if you aren't much of a reader. Cryptum is definitely worth reading though. [/quote] I sympathize but discourage this because there is a lot of information in that novel which can't be found without reading the book. You can't just read halopedian for this (or any novel in general).

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  • Cryptum and primordium were both good books, but you have to absorb every word to understand what is happening, it is not light reading in any sense. Primordium needed more action, it is really hard to read at times, as almost 200 pages of the book are nothing but aimless wandering. For that one I would recommend googling the plot if you aren't much of a reader. Cryptum is definitely worth reading though.

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