Mostly this is for my grandson Nicky who luvs the Halo series of games and my Dad who likes Greg Bear’s SciFi works.
SeattlePI – April 20, 2009
Popular science fiction author Greg Bear has agreed to write three novels based on Microsoft’s Halo video game.
“To feed the hungry fans of the popular alien drama war game "Halo," the Xbox team recently sought an author to publish books to flesh out the "Halo" story. Frank O’Connor, "Halo" franchise development director for Xbox, threw out sample names to his editor and publisher. Author Greg Bear is to sci-fi what Stephen King is to horror, he said. So he offered Bear’s name as a for-instance.
"I basically said, we want someone of Greg Bear’s caliber, that hard sci-fi grandeur that he handled so well in ‘Eon’ and ‘Anvil of Stars,’ " O’Connor said recently in an e-mail interview.”
Many of you may remember Greg Bear from his Darwin’s Radio series. I think of Bear as the Robert Heinlein of the 21st Century. This promises to be very interesting.