Halo Primordium

Halo  Primordium

Continues the story of the ancient Forerunners engineering race, who are worshiped as gods by the Covenant while their mysterious connection to humanity slowly unfolds --

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765323972

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Continues the story of the ancient Forerunners engineering race, who are worshiped as gods by the Covenant while their mysterious connection to humanity slowly unfolds --
Categories: Fiction

Primordium

Primordium

For they have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end - a game of ancient vengeance between the powers who seeded the galaxy with life, and the Forerunners who expect to inherit their ...

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0230758290

Category: Life on other planets

Page: 379

View: 568

In the wake of the apparent self-destruction of the Forerunner empire, two humans âe" Chakas and Riser âe" are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. They find themselves on an inverted world where horizons rise into the sky and where humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of neglect. They have become strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end âe" a game of ancient vengeance between the powers who seeded the galaxy with life, and the Forerunners. In the company of a young girl and an old man, Chakas begins an epic journey across a lost and damaged Halo in search of a way home, an explanation for the warrior spirits rising up within, and for the Librarianâe(tm)s tampering with human destiny. This journey will take them into the domain of a powerful and monstrous intelligence who claims to be the Last Precursor, and who now has control of both this Halo and the fate of Forerunners and humans alike. Called the Primordial by ancient human warriors, this intelligence may control the fate of not only Chakas, Riser, and the rest of humanity, but all of sentient life.
Categories: Life on other planets

Halo Primordium

Halo  Primordium

... Traviss Halo: Glasslands Halo: The Thursday War Halo: Mortal Dictata THE FORERUNNERSAGA Greg Bear Halo: Cryptum Halo: Primordium Halo: Silentium Halo: ...

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982111786

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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The second novel of the Forerunner Saga trilogy by science fiction legend Greg Bear—set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! One hundred thousand years ago. In the wake of the apparent self-destruction of the alien Forerunner empire, two humans—Chakas and Riser—are like flotsam washed up on very strange shores indeed. Captured by the Forerunner known as the Master Builder and then misplaced during a furious battle in space, Chakas and Riser now find themselves on an inverted world, where horizons rise into the sky and humans of all kinds are trapped in a perilous cycle of horror and neglect. They have become both research animals and strategic pawns in a cosmic game whose madness knows no end—a game of ancient vengeance between the powers who seeded the galaxy with life, and the Forerunners who expect to inherit their sacred Mantle of Responsibility to all living things. In the company of a young girl and an old man, Chakas begins an epic journey across a lost and damaged Halo ringworld in search of a way home, an explanation for the warrior spirits rising up within, and the reason for the Forerunner Librarian’s tampering with human destiny. Their travels will take them into the domain of a powerful and monstrous intelligence—known as “the Captive” by Forerunners, and “the Primordial” by ancient human warriors, this being may not only control the fate of Chakas, Riser, and the rest of humanity, but of all sentient life across the galaxy…
Categories: Fiction

Halo Silentium

Halo  Silentium

The final novel of the Forerunner Saga trilogy by science fiction legend Greg Bear—set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series!

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982111823

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 405

The final novel of the Forerunner Saga trilogy by science fiction legend Greg Bear—set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! One hundred thousand years ago. Chaos rules the final days of the Forerunner empire. The Flood—a horrifying, shape-changing, and unstoppable parasite—has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies, and internal strife has desperately weakened Forerunner defenses. Facing the imminent collapse of their civilization, the Forerunners known as the Ur-Didact and the Librarian reveal what they know about the relationship between the long-vanished race of the Precursors and the Flood. While the Precursors created many technological species, including those of the Forerunners and humanity itself, the roots of the Flood may be found in an act of enormous barbarity, carried out beyond our galaxy ten million years before. Because of that savagery, a greater evil looms. Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian—husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict—hold the keys to a solution. As they face the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time—a shocking act designed to prevent an insane abomination from dominating the entire galaxy…
Categories: Fiction

Halo Cryptum

Halo  Cryptum

They were the Forerunners—the keepers of the Mantle of Responsibility, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time. And then they vanished. This is their story.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781982111762

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 389

The first novel in the Forerunner Saga trilogy by science fiction legend Greg Bear—set in the Halo universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! One hundred thousand years ago, the galaxy was populated by a great variety of beings. But one species—eons beyond all others in both technology and knowledge—achieved dominance. They ruled in peace, but met opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. They were the Forerunners—the keepers of the Mantle of Responsibility, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time. And then they vanished. This is their story.
Categories: Fiction

Halo Silentium

Halo  Silentium

In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Tor

ISBN: 0330545647

Category: Fiction

Page: 330

View: 355

In the last years of the Forerunner empire, chaos rules. The Flood - a horrifying shape-changing parasite - has arrived in force, aided by unexpected allies. Internal strife within the ecumene has desperately weakened Forerunner defences. Too little, too late, the legal rate of Juridicals is only now investigating possible crimes by the Master Builder and others. Evidence-gathering agents, known collectively as Catalog, have been dispatched to collect testimony from the Librarian and both Didacts: the Ur-Didact, treacherously abandoned in a Flood-infested system, and the Bornstellar Didact, who accompanies the Librarian as she preserves specimens against the dire possibility of Halo extermination. Facing the imminent collapse of their civilization, the Librarian and Ur-Didact reveal what they know about the relationship between the long-vanished Precursors and the Flood. The Precursors created many technological species, including humanity and the Forerunners. But the roots of the Flood may be found in an act of enormous barbarity, carried out beyond our galaxy ten million years before. Because of that barbarism, a greater evil looms. Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian - husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict - hold the keys to a solution. Facing the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time - to prevent an insane evil from dominating the entire universe.
Categories: Fiction

War Dogs

War Dogs

An epic interstellar tale of war from a master of science fiction.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316335768

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 188

An epic interstellar tale of war from a master of science fiction. One more tour on the red. Maybe my last. They made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of. They became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. We called them Gurus. It took them a while to drop the other shoe. You can see why, looking back. It was a very big shoe, completely slathered in crap. They had been hounded by mortal enemies from sun to sun, planet to planet, and were now stretched thin -- and they needed our help. And so our first bill came due. Skyrines like me were volunteered to pay the price. As always. These enemies were already inside our solar system and were moving to establish a beachhead, but not on Earth. On Mars.
Categories: Fiction

The War Dogs Trilogy

The War Dogs Trilogy

Collected in a single volume for the first time, the epic War Dogs trilogy of interstellar war from a master of science fiction.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316513326

Category: Fiction

Page: 960

View: 279

Collected in a single volume for the first time, the epic War Dogs trilogy of interstellar war from a master of science fiction. The Gurus made their presence on Earth known thirteen years ago. Providing technology and scientific insights far beyond what mankind was capable of, they became indispensable advisors and promised even more gifts that we just couldn't pass up. But they were followed by mortal enemies -- the Antagonists -- from sun to sun, planet to planet, and now the Gurus are stretched thin -- and they need humanity's help. Our first bill has come due. Skyrines like Michael Venn have been volunteered to pay the price. They face insidious enemies who were already inside the solar system, establishing a beachhead on Mars. Venn and his comrades will be lucky to make it out alive -- let alone preserve the future of all of mankind. The War Dogs TrilogyWar DogsKilling TitanTake Back the Sky For more from Greg Bear, check out: Hull Zero Three
Categories: Fiction

Corona

Corona

Corona An awesome, sentinent force of protostars -- Corona -- has taken control of a stranded team of Vulcan scientists.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780671743536

Category:

Page: 192

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The Corona, an awesome, sentient force of protostars, has taken control of a stranded team of Vulcan scientists. The U.S.S. Enterprise comes on a rescue mission, with a female reporter and a new computer that can override Kirk's command. Suddenly, the rescuers must save themselves and the entire Universe-- before Corona unleashes a Big Bang!
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Take Back the Sky

Take Back the Sky

The conclusion to an epic interstellar trilogy of war from master of science fiction, Greg Bear.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316223966

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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The conclusion to an epic interstellar trilogy of war from master of science fiction, Greg Bear. Marooned beneath the icy, waxy crust of Saturn's moon, Titan, Skyrine Michael Venn and his comrades face double danger from Earth and from the Antagonists, both intent on wiping out their growing awareness of what the helpful alien Gurus are really doing in our solar system. Haunted by their dead and by the ancient archives of our Bug ancestors, the former combatants must now team up with their enemies, forget their indoctrination and their training, and journey far beyond Pluto to the fabled Planet X, the Antagonists' home world, a Sun-Planet in the comet-generating Kuiper belt. It's here that Master Sergeant Venn will finally understand his destiny and the destiny of every intelligent being in the solar system-including the enigmatic Gurus.
Categories: Fiction

The Venging

The Venging

This is the first published collection of short stories by one of the foremost voices in science fiction today.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Open Road Media Sci-Fi & Fantasy

ISBN: 149763783X

Category: Fiction

Page: 200

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This is the first published collection of short stories by one of the foremost voices in science fiction today. This significant volume contains many characters and situations that later evolved into their own novels. “Mandala” features technologically perfect cities that eject their sinful human occupants, a premise that can be found at the root of Bear's later novel, Strength of Stones. In “Hardfought,” Bear brilliantly handles the classic science fiction dilemma of human communication with aliens. Other stories include “The Wind From a Burning Woman” in which a woman holds the world hostage by controlling a giant asteroid; “Scattershot,” in which the inhabitants of many universes meet in an undefined limbo space; and “Petra,” a story of a world where chaos rules, stone moves, and the mind controls reality. Hailed by readers and critics alike, The Venging has been described as an “excellent collection” and its author praised as “one of the freshest writers to break into the science fiction field in many a year.”
Categories: Fiction

Dead Lines

Dead Lines

When a new information channel that enables the transmission of unprecedented volumes of data is developed, the bandwidth's users begin having strange experiences that lead to the realization that it might be a pathway to the spirit realm ...

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: UVA:X004689980

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 842

When a new information channel that enables the transmission of unprecedented volumes of data is developed, the bandwidth's users begin having strange experiences that lead to the realization that it might be a pathway to the spirit realm where people go when they die. By the author of Darwin's Children.
Categories: Fiction

Darwin s Children

Darwin s Children

In the decade since women began giving birth to a new human species, Homo sapiens novus, the world has been in turmoil as these "new" humans battle for survival against those who feel threatened by this leap in evolution.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: UOM:39015056665758

Category: Fiction

Page: 387

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In the decade since women began giving birth to a new human species, Homo sapiens novus, the world has been in turmoil as these "new" humans battle for survival against those who feel threatened by this leap in evolution.
Categories: Fiction

Darwin s Radio

Darwin s Radio

A virus hunter at the Epidemic Intelligence Service has discovered that a long-dormant virus encoded in human DNA is about to re-awaken, with terrifying consequences for any woman about to have a child.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher:

ISBN: 0345459814

Category: Fiction

Page: 430

View: 984

A virus hunter at the Epidemic Intelligence Service has discovered that a long-dormant virus encoded in human DNA is about to re-awaken, with terrifying consequences for any woman about to have a child. Reprint.
Categories: Fiction

The Infinity Concerto

The Infinity Concerto

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Berkley

ISBN: 0425095363

Category: Fantasy fiction

Page: 342

View: 839

Categories: Fantasy fiction

Beyond Heaven s River

Beyond Heaven s River

Captured by aliens hundreds of years ago during World War II, warrior Yoshio Kawashita is left stranded alone on a desolate prison planet when they suddenly leave without warning, until the arrival of Anna Nestor. Reprint.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: iBooks

ISBN: 0743474848

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 649

Captured by aliens hundreds of years ago during World War II, warrior Yoshio Kawashita is left stranded alone on a desolate prison planet when they suddenly leave without warning, until the arrival of Anna Nestor. Reprint.
Categories: Fiction

Vitals

Vitals

When his life is threatened, scientist Hal Cousins suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of shocking revelations, murder, and betrayal due to his discovery of the key to immortality, which puts everyone on Earth at the mercy of one ...

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.

ISBN: UOM:39015054119980

Category: Fiction

Page: 356

View: 783

When his life is threatened, scientist Hal Cousins suddenly finds himself caught in a deadly game of shocking revelations, murder, and betrayal due to his discovery of the key to immortality, which puts everyone on Earth at the mercy of one man's diabolical master plan.
Categories: Fiction

Blood Music

Blood Music

Ordered to destroy all products of unauthorized experimentation involving mammal genes, a researcher injects the altered cells into his own body.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106008705854

Category: Fiction

Page: 246

View: 369

Ordered to destroy all products of unauthorized experimentation involving mammal genes, a researcher injects the altered cells into his own body.
Categories: Fiction

The Unfinished Land

The Unfinished Land

A sweeping Elizabethan historical fantasy from an internationally renowned author that evokes the seafaring adventures of Robert Louis Stevenson with the magic of The Bear and the Nightingale

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: John Joseph Adams

ISBN: 9781328589903

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 408

A sweeping Elizabethan historical fantasy from an internationally renowned author that evokes the seafaring adventures of Robert Louis Stevenson with the magic of The Bear and the Nightingale
Categories: Fiction

Sleepside

Sleepside

This collection of fantasies features the stories "Webster," "The White Horse Child," "Sleepside Story," "Dead Run," "Through Road No Whither," and "Petra."

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Ibooks

ISBN: 0743498054

Category: Fiction

Page: 293

View: 979

This collection of fantasies features the stories "Webster," "The White Horse Child," "Sleepside Story," "Dead Run," "Through Road No Whither," and "Petra."
Categories: Fiction