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Title: Halo: New Blood
Post by: Sixftunder on January 24, 2015, 12:21:53 PM
https://www.halowaypoint.com/en-us/community/blog-posts/halo-new-blood-announced

The next novel in the universe has been announced! It was be a short story that will be released digitally. No word on a physical copy just yet.

Might we see Buck and crew in Halo 5 as Spartans?
Title: Re: Halo: New Blood
Post by: Capac Amaru on January 24, 2015, 02:36:42 PM
Grr....
Title: Re: Halo: New Blood
Post by: DangerousDave on January 25, 2015, 03:53:31 PM
Grr....

Hmm?

Good to see (theoretically) the dangling plot thread of "what about the ODSTs" gets addressed. Nightfall pretty clearly suggests that elements of the program remain, but maybe the Helljumpers just get folded into the S-IVs.

The digital novella aspect is intriguing. Way I read it, we won't see a physical release unless the story comes as part of another novel or compilation.
Title: Re: Halo: New Blood
Post by: Capac Amaru on January 26, 2015, 12:45:30 PM
I'm allergic to e-books.
Title: Re: Halo: New Blood
Post by: DangerousDave on January 27, 2015, 04:53:58 AM
Given how many Halo books come out these days, I'm increasingly looking at digital just because I don't have the shelf space to accumulate it. Luckily the DRM is pretty trivial to crack so I don't have to worry about format issues.
Title: Re: Halo: New Blood
Post by: Postmortem on March 04, 2015, 06:41:17 AM
With one easily-overlooked word, Matt Forbeck has sent the entire LGBTQ portion of the Halo community into an uproar. Sort of. (http://carnage.bungie.org/haloforum/halo.forum.pl?read=1202678)
Title: Re: Halo: New Blood
Post by: Wazooty on March 04, 2015, 06:45:57 PM
Having not read the book (though fully aware of what happens), how many times was his gender referenced? 

If it was only once...would it be that big of a deal to leave ambiguous?
Title: Re: Halo: New Blood
Post by: Capac Amaru on March 05, 2015, 10:42:59 AM
Oh ffs.
Title: Re: Halo: New Blood
Post by: Postmortem on March 06, 2015, 12:16:00 AM
Having not read the book (though fully aware of what happens), how many times was his gender referenced? 

If it was only once...would it be that big of a deal to leave ambiguous?

It was literally one sentence, "Noble Six was a good man."

Would not have been hard for Forbeck to type, "Noble Six was a good Spartan."
Title: Re: Halo: New Blood
Post by: DangerousDave on March 07, 2015, 07:31:37 PM
Probably. I can understand why people would get upset with that, while I also think it's not a huge deal.

I thought the novella was good, but I guess my ultimate question was, "why not make this a full novel?" My only complaints with the piece were things that really could have been solved just by having more space to devote to expanding characterization etc.