How Cool is This? Greg Bear and Halo Next.

Mostly this is for my grandson Nicky who luvs the Halo series of games and my Dad who likes Greg Bear’s SciFi works.

Star Sci-Fi Author to Write Halo Trilogy

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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.”

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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.

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About Gandalfe

Just an itinerant saxophonist trying to find life between the changes. I have retired from the Corps of Engineers and Microsoft. I am an admin on the Woodwind Forum, run the Microsoft Jumpin' Jive Orchestra, and enjoy time with family and friends.
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2 Responses to How Cool is This? Greg Bear and Halo Next.

  1. Graham says:

    But where is that happy place? That’s what I wonder.

  2. JaAG says:

    That is the question isn’t it? I bet your answer differs from mine as mine does from my grandson. Hey, did you notice the nice taco effect in that sentence. Wrapped it right around to the beginning of the post. :o)

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