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Idea: Halo Book Club?

OP bs angel

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In 35? What's different there?
I thought the reprint changed the sentence mentioning something about it being a first encounter to something about "having dealt with them before".
Only thing I'm finding is that one calls it an Elite other calls it Elite warrior, I'll look into it further.
It should be just prior to wrestling that cloaked Elite on the docking station.
I'd love to be part of this. :) Let's do it.
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I'd love to be part of this. :) Let's do it.
Great! The moar the merrier! bs angel is finalizing the specifics, which should be done by next week.
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I'd love to be part of this. :) Let's do it.
Great! The moar the merrier! bs angel is finalizing the specifics, which should be done by next week.
Sounds very good, I'll definitely be checking back into this thread.

Let's rock it, angel.
Under the assumption that I'll have enough time to read the Halo novels, I'd love it. I haven't finished The Fall of Reach, read First Strike, read The Flood, and I don't completely understand what happened in Ghosts of Onyx. Also, there were a few stories in Evolutions I kinda just skimmed over, like Preston Cole's story.
Warhead you are correct about the Elite line. In the re-release it's page 347, "These were Elites-the iron heart of the Covenenant. Would they best the Spartans this time? They were all about to find out."

In the original version it's page 309, a little more than halfway down.
This sounds so awesome I think my brain just melted a little bit. I've read First Strike, Fall of Reach, Flood and Ghosts of Onyx...but I had *cough* electronic copies and I've lost them... I'll have to get myself a new set. Only I'm out of the country. Curse you, cruel fate! But, if I can,I would love to participate.
Count me in, I just finished reading Halo: The Fall Of Reach today and would love to chat about it.
And may I make a suggestion, Perhaps we should read First Strike before The Flood because on the timeline on Halo Waypoint it says the events in First Strike happen before the discovery of Halo
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And may I make a suggestion, Perhaps we should read First Strike before The Flood because on the timeline on Halo Waypoint it says the events in First Strike happen before the discovery of Halo
You've got those two mixed up. If the timeline on Halo Waypoint indeed states so, then the error is with them, but it's pretty clear from the cpntent in those novels that the Flood happened prior to First Strike.
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And may I make a suggestion, Perhaps we should read First Strike before The Flood because on the timeline on Halo Waypoint it says the events in First Strike happen before the discovery of Halo
You've got those two mixed up. If the timeline on Halo Waypoint indeed states so, then the error is with them, but it's pretty clear from the cpntent in those novels that the Flood happened prior to First Strike.
Actually, if you look closely at the dates found in both books, you'll see that the latter portion of Halo: First Strike occurs on the revised date of 9/13/52, whereas the events of Halo: The Flood (and Halo: Combat Evolved) take place from 9/19 to 9/23. So technically speaking, the timeline on Waypoint is entirely accurate according to UNSC records. The explanation given in the books deals with time dilation and other relativistic effects which were introduced (and accelerated) by a Forerunner artifact found on Reach.

All this being said, if you read closely you can see that even those explanations are insufficient to provide the full account, since humanity's understanding of slipspace is still very young. For example, on pages 247-248 of First Strike, you'll find that even Halsey and Cortana were at odds with each other when discussing what was causing this temporal discrepancy, if the crystal was the true source or even if it was, in fact, really September 13th to begin with, which remains an "estimated" or "revised" date to the very end of the book. All we know for certain is that the Master Chief and the remainder of Blue Team arrived at Sol prior to 10/20/52, which was the date that the events of Halo 2 kicked off.

In terms of the book club, I'd definitely read The Flood prior to First Strike, because narratively speaking, that is the way they were meant to be read. I'm chatting with bs angel presently with respects to the novels and novellas and how such a book club might best be served in reading orders and such. Plus, I'd love to be involved in this little reading excercise. :-)
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And may I make a suggestion, Perhaps we should read First Strike before The Flood because on the timeline on Halo Waypoint it says the events in First Strike happen before the discovery of Halo
You've got those two mixed up. If the timeline on Halo Waypoint indeed states so, then the error is with them, but it's pretty clear from the cpntent in those novels that the Flood happened prior to First Strike.
Actually, if you look closely at the dates found in both books, you'll see that the latter portion of Halo: First Strike occurs on the revised date of 9/13/52, whereas the events of Halo: The Flood (and Halo: Combat Evolved) take place from 9/19 to 9/23. So technically speaking, the timeline on Waypoint is entirely accurate according to UNSC records. The explanation given in the books deals with time dilation and other relativistic effects which were introduced (and accelerated) by a Forerunner artifact found on Reach.

All this being said, if you read closely you can see that even those explanations are insufficient to provide the full account, since humanity's understanding of slipspace is still very young. For example, on pages 247-248 of First Strike, you'll find that even Halsey and Cortana were at odds with each other when discussing what was causing this temporal discrepancy, if the crystal was the true source or even if it was, in fact, really September 13th to begin with, which remains an "estimated" or "revised" date to the very end of the book. All we know for certain is that the Master Chief and the remainder of Blue Team arrived at Sol prior to 10/20/52, which was the date that the events of Halo 2 kicked off.

In terms of the book club, I'd definitely read The Flood prior to First Strike, because narratively speaking, that is the way they were meant to be read. I'm chatting with bs angel presently with respects to the novels and novellas and how such a book club might best be served in reading orders and such. Plus, I'd love to be involved in this little reading excercise. :-)
Caught me with my pants around my ancles with that one! Indeed, I had forgotten about the slipspace anomaly that were presumably made by the Forerunner Crystal. Even still, as you say, reading 'First Strike' prior to 'The Flood' would make no sense, as there are no narrative plotlines leading from within the former and into the latter, which was my point anyways. I still get a little noxious trying to comprehend the bending of the timespace contiuum in First Strike, lol. Even still, it would be 'wrong' to say that the events of Halo: First Strike happened prior to the discovery of Halo, unless talking strictly in dates, except for plotline of Red Team continuing from Halo: Fall of Reach. Or something like that.
I just started re-reading Contact Harvest. So amazing!
Yeah it would be cool to chat about what did you think and so on, it would of course have to be specific thread for specific book, and it should be mentioned if the book is re-release or not.
My current goal is to have this up and going--first book assignment and all--in early November. There's lots of little details to work out along with a few big things that will make it truly phenomenal (or I'm hoping, anyway!). The biggest news is that the order has been finalized thanks to Vociferous. :)
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My current goal is to have this up and going--first book assignment and all--in early November. There's lots of little details to work out along with a few big things that will make it truly phenomenal (or I'm hoping, anyway!). The biggest news is that the order has been finalized thanks to Vociferous. :)
Sounds good. :)
This will be like Reading Rainbow without Laforge........ but you don't have to take my word for it.....

Ready to read!
Since I've read all the novels and encycl, I even have the first graphic novel, so I'm in.

And by the way, the Halo Encylopedia has a nice timeline to use. Even better than the ones you guys have on the site.
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