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MY theories on the book
Posted By: JerryDate: 5/2/03 11:16 p.m.

In Response To: Whoa. (new book) (Louis Wu)


: (Posting this here because HBO seems to have died, and at 8:15 on a Friday
: night, there's nobody in the datacenter. :( )

: Info comes from Eric Rickards... and there ain't much, except the title
: (Halo: First Strike), the author (Nylund), and a release date (December
: 2003). Hell... that's before Halo 2 is out!

: Hot diggity diggity.

: Off to make another call. :(

I theorize that this book is a prequel to Halo: The Fall of Reach. I base this on several things, but some could apply to the book being in between Halo and Halo 2.

First of all, the title is "First Strike" - hello! Do we have any clue what happened when the Covenant attacked humans, and why? Well, yes. We have a clue, but that's about it.

Also, many hours have been spent on the speculation of why Nylund didn't return to do The Flood. Most people assumed he sucked and Dietz is a much better writer. I didn't. I think it's fairly obvious that while both books are Halo, they're also both very different. One revolves heavily around space/combat (which is something Eric is pretty familiar with, if the titles of his books are any indiciation), and the second is almost entirely ground combat. Two completely different styles, and I think they require different authors. Also, having Dietz write The Flood freed up Eric to work on First Strike for a much longer amount of time.

The only thing is... I imagine that the time in between Halo and Halo 2 is space/combat-ish. I doubt Bungie'd have the Master Chief in action without us controlling him. And I also doubt that First Strike is the official Halo 2 novel - that'd just be ridiculous. Unless Halo 2 came out before the book... and Bungie's clarified that it WILL NOT. So there.

Another thing to consider... who says there's ANY time in between Halo and Halo 2? The opening scene could be the Master Chief and Cortana walking into the bridge of some Captain / Admiral's ship after piloting the Longsword there and debriefing. Who knows? I also don't think it'd be very cool of Bungie to make you HAVE to buy the novel to know the story. Which implies very little action between the two games, to me.

Mmkay, well... that was fun. Feel free to rip my post to shreds and tell me how I suck. Later.

Message Index


Whoa. (new book)Louis Wu 5/2/03 8:22 p.m.
     The Return.....Our Pleas HeardJamirus99 5/2/03 8:26 p.m.
           Re: The Return.....Our Pleas HeardThe_Unseen 5/2/03 8:29 p.m.
                 Re: The Return.....Our Pleas HeardLouis Wu 5/2/03 8:34 p.m.
           Re: The Return.....Our Pleas HeardBOLL 5/2/03 9:02 p.m.
                 Re: The Return.....Our Pleas HeardSkeletor 5/3/03 12:41 a.m.
                 Re: The Return.....Our Pleas HeardAdrenaline 5/3/03 1:28 a.m.
     Re: Whoa. (new book)Konrad9 5/2/03 8:39 p.m.
           Re: Whoa. (new book)Arthur Wellesly 5/2/03 9:06 p.m.
                 NopeJamirus99 5/2/03 9:10 p.m.
                       Re: NopeSimpsons Rule 5/2/03 9:33 p.m.
                             Re: NopeJamirus99 5/2/03 10:13 p.m.
     MY theories on the bookJerry 5/2/03 11:16 p.m.
           Re: MY theories on the bookEclarap 5/3/03 3:43 a.m.
           You suck!Jamirus99 5/3/03 2:38 p.m.
                 Re: You suck!Zoidberg 5/3/03 2:48 p.m.
     Re: Whoa. (new book)Eric Trautmann 5/5/03 2:39 p.m.
           Re: Whoa. (new book)Louis Wu 5/5/03 4:26 p.m.
           We have you now.Red Loser 5/5/03 10:38 p.m.
                 Re: We have you now.Eric Trautmann 5/6/03 9:39 p.m.

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