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Halo: Primordium: Book Two of the Forerunner Saga Hardcover – Jan 3 2012

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Tor Books; Reprint edition (Jan. 3 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0765323974
  • ISBN-13: 978-0765323972
  • Product Dimensions: 15.1 x 3.6 x 21.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 454 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #198,628 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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GREG BEAR is the author of more than thirty books of science fiction and fantasy, including Hull Zero Three, City at the End of Time, Eon, Moving Mars, Mariposa, and Quantico. He is married to Astrid Anderson Bear and is the father of Erik and Alexandra. Awarded two Hugos and five Nebulas for his fiction, one of two authors to win a Nebula in every category, Bear has been called the "Best working writer of hard science fiction" by "The Ultimate Encyclopedia of Science Fiction." His stories have been collected into an omnibus volume by Tor Books. Bear has served on political and scientific action committees and has advised both government agencies and corporations on issues ranging from national security to private aerospace ventures to new media and video game development. His recent endeavors include a long-term collaboration with Neal Stephenson and the Subutai Corporation on The Mongoliad, an interactive serial novel available on multiple platforms, including iPhone, iPad, and Kindle.


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Having met, in the first book of this series called "Cryptum", the Didact: who is a Forerunner warrier frozen in the Cryptum, Bornstelllar: the inquisitive young Forerunner who releases him, and Chakas and Riser: two human variations on the planet Erde-Tyrene this book carries on with the discovery of an Autonomous Mechanical Intelligence (Forerunner Monitor) device by a science team.

The monitor contains Chakas' memories and proceeds to describe Chakas memories of his life and what happened to him after the battle at the end of book one.

Along the way the device tells a story that at times the science team finds hard to believe except that some key pieces of information match that from other sources

Chakas story starts with his regaining consciousness on a planet. He was ejected from the Forerunner ship and landed in a protective pod. What he thought was a planet turns out to be a HALO over 30,000 miles in diameter. The people are barely surviving on the HALO and there are experiments being done on them in a place called the Palace of Pain.

Chakas meets Vinnevra and her grandfather called Gamelpar. They had rescued him from his life pod. They are soon exploring the Halo as it not safe where they are and Chakas wants to find Riser. Vinnevra's inner gaes give her guidance where to go, and their journey begins.

It also becomes evident that a planet is heading straight for the HALO which starts to affect the HALO and makes the journey undertaken by Chakras even more tennous.

Greg Bear weaves an intriguing tale as Chakras tells his story of exploring the HALO and of actually meeting a Precursor. The story starts to clarify the Precursor / Forerunner conflict and the Floods connection to it all.
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This is great backstory to the HALO saga. It really gets into the essence of the whole story. Fantastic read.
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A lil slow here and there but a must read for any serious halo fan.
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Good seller,book and delivery service. Thanks.
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Halo Primordium is a really good novel, for those who are so neck deep into the halo universe to have read Cryptum. It continues the story of a secondary character from Cryptum, who has a very different view on the world.

All in all its a good book, but just like cryptum, it feels a little too "alien", with too little visual reference for the readers. For most of us, all we know about the forerunners comes from their architecture and the short glimpse at them in the halo legends anime, and I found that to be quite off setting.
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