Halo: Contact Harvest Debuts on New York Times Bestseller List

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The newest novel based on the Halo universe, Halo: Contact Harvest, went on sale on October 30 and has now hit #3 on the New York Times bestseller list. The book was written by Joseph Staten, lead writer for Bungie and one of the creators of the original Halo, which marks his first entry into novel writing. It covers the start of the Human-Covenant war from the eyes of Staff Sergeant Avery Johnson. The novel also hit USA Today’s bestseller list at #23 on November 8th.

Huh, so gamers read? Who knew? The crowd on Xbox Live certainly did give any indication.

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talondesigns

On November 19, 2007 at 2:15 pm

This is great news…
It definitely guarantees that this isn’t the last book Joseph Staten is going to write…
In fact, I have the book and I am reading it: one thing that is different from the others about it, is that it is 20 times more gritty and real…
I love all of the Halo books by Eric Nyland, yet, this seems to be taking the entire series to a whole new standard…

Joseph Staton = :cool:

somewhat

On November 19, 2007 at 2:31 pm

Just finished it yesterday, and I loved it, but felt that the last bit involving the Sarge and someone else (don’t wanna spoil anything) felt a little tacked on and out of place. But a great sci-fi read nonetheless.

Shodan561

On November 19, 2007 at 3:20 pm

Agree with Talon, Contact harvest is very gritty and alot more real, also he writes out the AI much better then the other books, the action is much more detailed with the bloody bits….

talondesigns

On November 24, 2007 at 4:29 pm

I just finished Halo: Contact Harvest, myself…

It is a fantastic book with a complex and thoughtful story, about many individuals who witness a completely different story…
What is amazing is that it shows both sides of the coin — or should I say, it is an entire sphere with so many views from so many places, on how the war started…and in doing so, it allows people to see that there were heroes on many different fronts, on both sides: some trying to gain rank and superiority for the sake of limitless powers over others — some trying to use what’s left of themselves to do what is right — and some trying to fulfill the mere constant and frightening grasp for their very own survival…and that of their closest friends’ as well…if they have any of them left in their lives…

Joseph Staten has done a miraculous job on Contact Harvest: all hail him!!!