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Halo

Silentium
Bear, Greg (Book - 2013)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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"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 defenses.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 the 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"--
Authors: Bear, Greg, 1951-
Title: Halo
silentium
Publisher: New York : Tor, 2013.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 330 p. ;,22 cm.
Notes: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Summary: "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 defenses.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 the 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"--
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Alternate Title: Silentium
ISBN: 0765323982
9780765323989
Statement of Responsibility: Greg Bear
Subject Headings: Space warfare Fiction. Life on other planets Fiction.
Genre/Form: War stories.
Science fiction.
Topical Term: Space warfare
Life on other planets
LCCN: 2012049549
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Jun 06, 2013
  • Smite rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Really fills in some holes, Greg Bear did a really great job writing this.

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Jun 18, 2013
  • goodworks rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Wouldn't normally pick a book about a video game, but it was written by Greg Bear. Wow! Now I not only want to read the rest of the series, but I want to get the video game. Wonderful dark mystery of the Halos and the ruling civilization. VERY sci-fi

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