Halo Primordium

Halo  Primordium

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!

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…
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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: 622

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

The second book in Halo's Forerunner trilogy

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0330545639

Category: Life on other planets

Page: 379

View: 994

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 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: 653

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 Oblivion

Halo  Oblivion

... Forbeck Halo: Broken Circle John Shirley THE KILO-FIVE TRILOGY Karen
Traviss Halo: Glasslands Halo: The Thursday War Halo: Mortal Dictata THE
FORERUNNER SAGA Greg Bear Halo: Cryptum Halo: Primordium Halo:
Silentium Halo: ...

Author: Troy Denning

Publisher: Titan Books

ISBN: 9781789093452

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

View: 638

A Master Chief story and original full-length novel set in the Halo universe—based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! 2526. It has been more than a year since humanity first encountered the hostile military alliance of alien races known as the Covenant, and several weeks after the United Nations Space Command’s devastating counterattack of Operation: SILENT STORM was deemed an overwhelming success. The UNSC has put its faith in the hands of the Spartans, led by the legendary Master Chief, John-117: enhanced super-soldiers raised and trained from childhood via a clandestine black ops project to be living weapons. But the Covenant—enraged and fearful of their enemy’s unexpected strategies and prowess—is not taking its recent defeat lightly, and is now fully determined to eradicate humanity from existence, brutally overrunning the ill-fated planets of the Outer Colonies faster than retreats can be ordered. If the UNSC has any chance of stemming the tide of the war, the Master Chief and Blue Team must drop onto an empty, hellish world in order to capture a disabled Covenant frigate filled with valuable technology. It has all the makings of a trap, but the bait is far too tempting to ignore—and this tantalizing prize is being offered by a disgraced and vengeful Covenant fleetmaster, whose sole opportunity for redemption lies in extinguishing humanity’s only hope of survival...
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HALO Smoke and Shadow

HALO  Smoke and Shadow

... Halo: New Blood Matt Forbeck Halo: Broken Circle John Shirley THE KILO-
FIVE TRILOGY Karen Traviss Halo: Glasslands Halo: The Thursday War Halo:
Mortal Dictata THE FORERUNNERSAGA Greg Bear Halo: Cryptum Halo:
Primordium ...

Author: Kelly Gay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781501144608

Category: Fiction

Page: 168

View: 168

An original digital-first enovella set in the Halo Universe and based on the New York Times bestselling video game series! Find. Claim. Profit. In a post-war galaxy littered with scrap, it’s the salvager’s motto. And with a fast ship and a lust for adventure, Rion Forge has certainly made her mark on the trade. When the discovery of a wrecked UNSC cruiser brings Rion’s past back to haunt her, stirring fresh hope into a decades-old wound, she’s hell-bent on finding answers: What really happened to her father and his ship, the Spirit of Fire? This digital-first enovella also contains the complete text of Kelly Gay's short story “Into the Fire,” originally featured in the collection Halo: Fractures.
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: 826

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 Mortal Dictata

Halo  Mortal Dictata

... Halo®: Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe by various authors/
artists Halo®: Cryptum: Book One of the Forerunner Saga by Greg Bear Halo®:
Glasslands: Book One of the KiloFive Trilogy by Karen Traviss Halo®:
Primordium: ...

Author: Karen Traviss

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230771239

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 482

With the Covenant War over, the Office of Naval Intelligence faces old grievances rising again to threaten Earth. The angry, bitter colonies, still with scores to settle from the insurrection put on hold for thirty years, now want justice—and so does a man whose life was torn apart by ONI when his daughter was abducted for the SPARTAN-II program. Black ops squad Kilo-Five find their loyalties tested beyond breaking point when the father of their Spartan comrade, still searching for the truth about her disappearance,prepares to glass Earth’s cities to get an answer. How far will Kilo-Five go to stop him? And will he be able to live with the truth when he finds it? The painful answer lies with a man long dead, and a conscience that still survives in the most unlikely, undiscovered place.
Categories: Fiction

Halo Broken Circle

Halo  Broken Circle

... THE WORLDS OF THE KILO-FIVE TRILOGY Karen Traviss Glasslands The
Thursday War Mortal Dictata THE FORERUNNER TRILOGY Greg Bear Cryptum
Primordium Silentium Evolutions: Essential Tales of the Halo Universe (
anthology) ...

Author: John Shirley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781476783604

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The New York Times bestselling series based on the blockbuster Xbox® games! Centuries before the Human-Covenant War would rage across the galaxy, a similar conflict erupted between the Prophets and the Elites—two alien races at odds over the sacred artifacts left by the powerful Forerunners, who disappeared eons ago. Although they would eventually form a stable alliance called the Covenant, there are those on both sides who question this fateful union. From an Elite splinter group rebelling against the Covenant during the time of its founding...to a brave Prophet caught in the machinations of the new leadership...to the root of the betrayal that would ultimately shatter the Covenant many years later, this is the untold chapter of the most unexpected heroes emerging from a realm filled with shocking treachery and ceaseless wonder. Copyright © 2014 by Microsoft Corporation. All Rights Reserved. Microsoft, Halo, the Halo logo, Xbox, and the Xbox logo are trademarks of the Microsoft group of companies.
Categories: Fiction

Tangents

Tangents

Award winning short stories from the author of Eon and Eternity.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Millennium Orion Publishing Group

ISBN: 1857989791

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 290

View: 506

Multi-award winning author Greg Bear established himself as the most ambitious and imaginative of the potential successors to Arthur C. Clarke with his bestselling space operas Eon and Eternity. Tangents is his first collection of short stories and includes two tales that won both Hugo and Nebula Awards: ¿Tangents¿ a remarkable account of contact with beings from another dimension, and the original short version of his classic novel Blood Music.
Categories: Science fiction, American

Women in Deep Time

Women in Deep Time

" Featured in this special collection are "Sisters," "Scattershot," in which the inhabitants of many universes meet in limbo, and the Nebula Award-winning "Hardfought," in which engineered warriors redefine humanity.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: E-Rights/E-Reads Limited

ISBN: 0759295913

Category: Fiction

Page: 152

View: 274

"Three stories with a common theme: the female psyche, multiplied and divided," says Greg Bear in his introduction to this Women in Deep Time. "There's probably something Jungian in common with all three. At any rate, throughout my writing career (and for whatever reason) I've been fascinated by the feminine voice." Featured in this special collection are "Sisters," "Scattershot," in which the inhabitants of many universes meet in limbo, and the Nebula Award-winning "Hardfought," in which engineered warriors redefine humanity.
Categories: Fiction

Talking Book Topics

Talking Book Topics

... by Robert Sams Mystery and Detective . Japanese official investigates
kidnapping . Violence . 2009 . Halo : Primordium ; the Forerunner Saga , Book 2
DB 74612 10 hours 58 minutes by Greg Bear read by Erik Sandvold Science
Fiction .

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OSU:32435087132197

Category: Talking books

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Categories: Talking books

New Legends

New Legends

A collection of original science-fiction stories by authors such as Ursula K. le Guin, Poul Anderson, Gregory Benford, Robert Sheckley, Robert Silverberg, Mary Rosenblum, Greg Egan and Paul J. McAuley.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Orbit Books

ISBN: 0099319012

Category: Science fiction, American

Page: 419

View: 717

Categories: Science fiction, American

Blood Music

Blood Music

Science fiction-roman.

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Orion

ISBN: 0575037776

Category:

Page: 272

View: 655

Science fiction-roman.
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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: 9780743419666

Category: Fiction

Page: 192

View: 261

Corona An awesome, sentinent force of protostars -- Corona -- has taken control of a stranded team of Vulcan scientists. The U.S.S Enterprise™ has come 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!
Categories: Fiction

Heads

Heads

Researchers at Ice Pit Station are conducting two experiments, during which they attempt to reach Absolute-Zero temperature and record the memories cryogenically frozen human heads, but a bizarre Earthborn cult will resort to anything to ...

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 0812519965

Category: Fiction

Page: 151

View: 530

Mickey awaits imminent chaos when his brother-in-law uses the moon's facilities in his quest for Absolute Zero and his sister Rho tries to read the memories of 410 cryogenically frozen heads.
Categories: Fiction

Visions of the Future

Visions of the Future

You'll read about the future of human institutions and culture. But these literary works are more than just a reprisal of the classical elements of science fiction and futurism.

Author: J Daniel Batt

Publisher: Lifeboat Foundation

ISBN: 0998413127

Category:

Page: 732

View: 893

Visions of the Future is a collection of stories and essays including Nebula and Hugo award-winning works. In this anthology, you'll find stories and essays about artificial intelligence, androids, faster-than-light travel, and the extension of human life. You'll read about the future of human institutions and culture. But these literary works are more than just a reprisal of the classical elements of science fiction and futurism. At their core, each of these pieces has one consistent, repeated theme: us. Other Lifeboat Foundation books include The Human Race to the Future: What Could Happen - and What to Do and Prospects for Human Survival.
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Multiverse Exploring Poul Anderson s Worlds

Multiverse  Exploring Poul Anderson s Worlds

These stories, together with singular contributions by such significant figures as Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, and Eric Flint, add up to a memorable, highly personal anthology that lives up to the standards set by the late—and ...

Author: Gardner Dozois

Publisher: Baen

ISBN: 1476780595

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 345

A tribute to the late great science fiction icon Poul Anderson, and a wonderful collection of stories by some of the genres top writers! Authors include Tad Williams, Terry Brooks, Greg Bear, Raymond Feist, Larry Niven, and Eric Flint. Poul Anderson was one of the seminal figures of 20th century science fiction. Named a Grand Master by the SFWA in 1997, he produced an enormous body of stand-alone novels (Brain Wave, Tau Zero) and series fiction (Time Patrol, the Dominic Flandry books) and was equally at home in the fields of heroic fantasy and hard SF. He was a meticulous craftsman and a gifted storyteller, and the impact of his finest work continues, undiminished, to this day. Here is a rousing, all-original anthology that stands both as a significant achievement in its own right and a heartfelt tribute to a remarkable writerand equally remarkable man. A nicely balanced mixture of fiction and reminiscence, this volume contains thirteen stories and novellas by some of today's finest writers, along with moving reflections by, among others, Anderson's wife, Karen, his daughter, Astrid Anderson Bear, and his son-in-law, novelist and co-editor Greg Bear. (Bear's introduction, "My Friend Poul," is particularly illuminating and insightful.) The fictional contributions comprise a kaleidoscopic array of imaginative responses to Anderson's many and varied fictional worlds. A few of the highlights include Nancy Kress's "Outmoded Things" and Terry Brooks' "The Fey of Cloudmoor," stories inspired by the Hugo Award-winning "The Queen of Air and Darkness"; a pair of truly wonderful Time Patrol stories ("A Slip in Time" by S. M. Stirling and "Christmas in Gondwanaland" by Robert Silverberg); Raymond E. Feist's Dominic Flandry adventure, "A Candle"; and a pair of very different homages to the classic fantasy novel, Three Hearts and Three Lions: "The Man Who Came Late" by Harry Turtledove and "Three Lilies and Three Leopards (And a Participation Ribbon in Science)" by Tad Williams. These stories, together with singular contributions by such significant figures as Larry Niven, Gregory Benford, and Eric Flint, add up to a memorable, highly personal anthology that lives up to the standards set by the late—and indisputably great—Poul Anderson.
Categories: Fiction

Nebula Awards Showcase 2015

Nebula Awards Showcase 2015

This year’s volume includes the winners of the Andre Norton, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master, Rhysling, and Dwarf Stars Awards, as well as the Nebula Award winners, and features Ann Leckie, Nalo Hopkinson, Rachel Swirsky, Aliette de ...

Author: Greg Bear

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781633880917

Category: Fiction

Page: 349

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The Nebula Awards Showcase volumes have been published annually since 1966, reprinting the winning and nominated stories of the Nebula Awards, voted on by the members of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America (SFWA). The editor, selected by SFWA’s anthology Committee (chaired by Mike Resnick), is American science fiction and fantasy writer Greg Bear, author of over thirty novels, including the Nebula Award-winning Darwin’s Radio and Moving Mars. This year’s volume includes the winners of the Andre Norton, Damon Knight Memorial Grand Master, Rhysling, and Dwarf Stars Awards, as well as the Nebula Award winners, and features Ann Leckie, Nalo Hopkinson, Rachel Swirsky, Aliette de Bodard, and Vylar Kaftan, with additional articles and poems by authors such as Robin Wayne Bailey, Samuel R. Delany, Terry A. Garey, Deborah P Kolodji, and Andrew Robert Sutton.
Categories: Fiction