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Post by Vigil on Mon Oct 11, 2010 3:57 pm

You know that Forerunner trilogy we heard about a while back? We finally had more details and a release date for the first book.

http://www.joystiq.com/2010/10/11/halo-cryptum-novel-by-greg-bear-launching-in-jan-2011/

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Divine Virus on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:02 pm

Looking forward to it.

Also, is that the official cover? If yes then...meh. As cool as it is, I think it could've been a little better. But, I still like on it's own.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by rzgrz on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:03 pm

BLASPHEMY!!!!!!!...... jkjk meh looks alright.. I need a new read anyways.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vigil on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:05 pm

Divine Virus wrote:Looking forward to it.

Also, is that the official cover? If yes then...meh. As cool as it is, I think it could've been a little better. But, I still like on it's own.

Yes that is the official cover artwork.

Tor suck at their covers, look at Evolutions and Cole Protocol for example.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by KrAzY on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:14 pm

.... thats a fairly lame speedpaint in and of itself... hardly cover worthy


as for the book... im not gonna read it... as the mystique behind the forerunners is what made the first game so much fun
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Divine Virus on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:31 pm

Vigil wrote:
Divine Virus wrote:Looking forward to it.

Also, is that the official cover? If yes then...meh. As cool as it is, I think it could've been a little better. But, I still like on it's own.

Yes that is the official cover artwork.

Tor suck at their covers, look at Evolutions and Cole Protocol for example.
I like those covers though. Cole more so then Evolutions.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vigil on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:32 pm

But there so.......Generic.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Divine Virus on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:39 pm

Ehh, maybe a little but not too bad, at least to me. It's got the two plots in the book on it, The Rubble and a Spartan of Gray Team. I like it.

I think Ghosts has the best personally.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vigil on Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:41 pm

Agreed. Ghosts had the best cover.

Fall of Reach was pretty epic, even if it was just 5 Spartans.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Ringleader on Mon Oct 11, 2010 11:10 pm

KrAzY wrote:.... thats a fairly lame speedpaint in and of itself... hardly cover worthy


as for the book... im not gonna read it... as the mystique behind the forerunners is what made the first game so much fun

Krazy, you honestly made my day by saying this.

I'm glad someone else actually understands why halo is good.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Divine Virus on Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:04 am

I feel that there's a way in all this somewhere that they can dwell into the Forerunners, but still leave some mystery and mystique behind them. Granted I know that this is going to be a 3 book series (I think...) but I believe it to be possible.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vigil on Tue Oct 12, 2010 1:10 am

I'm a bit annoyed that they decided to do more on the forerunners, as to be honest, I was content with the limited information we were given, but in the hands of a talented writer, which Greg Bear is, it has the potential to be very good, but leave enough to our imaginations.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by CivBase on Tue Oct 12, 2010 8:55 pm

That's the cover? It looks like a piece of concept art with black boxes on top. Probably is, too.

KrAzY, you should show em up with your own cover that looks 10x better.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Divine Virus on Wed Oct 13, 2010 2:30 pm

Yeah, but I don't really see a problem with the actually illustration itself. It's the layout of the title and author that makes it sub par. Looks like they made that part in Microsoft Paint. Just plastered some black bars and simple texts.

They should change that. But in the end, it's not really going to discourage me from reading it.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vigil on Wed Jan 05, 2011 6:50 am

http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/04/psa-greg-bears-halo-cryptum-novel-out-now/

Tis out now.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Felix on Wed Jan 05, 2011 8:17 am

Vigil wrote:http://www.joystiq.com/2011/01/04/psa-greg-bears-halo-cryptum-novel-out-now/

Tis out now.

I am unsure. Is it out now?
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vigil on Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:03 am

Yes.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Halo-Cryptum-Forerunner-Greg-Bear/dp/0765323966/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1294250773&sr=8-1

Or for the U.S

http://www.amazon.com/Halo-Cryptum-Book-Forerunner-Saga/dp/0765323966/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1294250824&sr=8-1


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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by RX on Wed Jan 05, 2011 11:05 am

How did you not get that? :S
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Rasq'uire'laskar on Wed Jan 05, 2011 12:03 pm

Personally, I liked the cover, because it satisfies my love of BDOs.

And, so, I went down to Hastings yesterday and was pleasently surprised to see it half-price off. So far, I'm about two-fifths of the way through it. Not bad. It's a different flavor of Halo, but it's interesting.

Greg Bear has, so far, suceeded in opening up more mysteries than he solves. For example, apparantly the Halo Array hit the reset button harder than we thought...
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Vtrooper on Wed Jan 05, 2011 1:01 pm

...

CURSE YOU VIGIL

i was gonna use my $25 on Steam, but now this is out... ah well, books over games i guess
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by RX on Thu Jan 06, 2011 8:45 am

Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:Personally, I liked the cover, because it satisfies my love of BDOs.

And, so, I went down to Hastings yesterday and was pleasently surprised to see it half-price off. So far, I'm about two-fifths of the way through it. Not bad. It's a different flavor of Halo, but it's interesting.

Greg Bear has, so far, suceeded in opening up more mysteries than he solves. For example, apparantly the Halo Array hit the reset button harder than we thought...
Evil, evil TV Tropes..
It's worse than wikipedia, damnit!
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by Angatar on Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:01 pm

On one of those links there's someone saying nothing significant was retconned in Reach.

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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by PiEdude on Thu Jan 06, 2011 3:55 pm

RX wrote:
Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:Personally, I liked the cover, because it satisfies my love of BDOs.

And, so, I went down to Hastings yesterday and was pleasently surprised to see it half-price off. So far, I'm about two-fifths of the way through it. Not bad. It's a different flavor of Halo, but it's interesting.

Greg Bear has, so far, suceeded in opening up more mysteries than he solves. For example, apparantly the Halo Array hit the reset button harder than we thought...
Evil, evil TV Tropes..
It's worse than wikipedia, damnit!

Whoa.

Step the fuck off the Tropers/Wikipedia son.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by TNine on Thu Jan 06, 2011 4:22 pm

PiEdude wrote:
RX wrote:
Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:Personally, I liked the cover, because it satisfies my love of BDOs.

And, so, I went down to Hastings yesterday and was pleasently surprised to see it half-price off. So far, I'm about two-fifths of the way through it. Not bad. It's a different flavor of Halo, but it's interesting.

Greg Bear has, so far, suceeded in opening up more mysteries than he solves. For example, apparantly the Halo Array hit the reset button harder than we thought...
Evil, evil TV Tropes..
It's worse than wikipedia, damnit!

Whoa.

Step the fuck off the Tropers/Wikipedia son.
He means its too addictive. See TVTropes will ruin your life for more details.
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Re: Halo: Cryptum

Post by RX on Thu Jan 06, 2011 6:25 pm

TNine wrote:
PiEdude wrote:
RX wrote:
Rasq'uire'laskar wrote:Personally, I liked the cover, because it satisfies my love of BDOs.

And, so, I went down to Hastings yesterday and was pleasently surprised to see it half-price off. So far, I'm about two-fifths of the way through it. Not bad. It's a different flavor of Halo, but it's interesting.

Greg Bear has, so far, suceeded in opening up more mysteries than he solves. For example, apparantly the Halo Array hit the reset button harder than we thought...
Evil, evil TV Tropes..
It's worse than wikipedia, damnit!

Whoa.

Step the fuck off the Tropers/Wikipedia son.
He means its too addictive. See TVTropes will ruin your life for more details.
It's true, Rasq's link got me stuck for 3-4 hours..
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