Tue
Jan 4 2011 9:31am

Halo: Cryptum Giveaway #1: Halo Book Set

Halo: Cryptum by Greg BearThe latest trilogy in the ongoing series of Halo novels, Halo: Cryptum by Greg Bear, debuts today! (Check out this free excerpt of the first chapter, no reg. required.) And to celebrate, 343 Industries has provided a bunch of neat swag to give away!

These particular giveaways are for visitors here on Tor.com specifically, so keep checking in, as we’ll be posting up several throughout the day.

The first offering in the Halo: Cryptum giveaway is a full set of the Halo series books from Tor Books! Including:

The Official Rules: To enter, post a comment in this post—duplicates won’t count—in the next 24 hours. The winner will be randomly chosen from these comments. Please check your email in the 24 hours after the giveaway has concluded; if we don’t hear back from the winner within 24 hours of being contacted, another winner will be chosen.

193 comments
Jason Kuhlmann
1. Browncoat Jayson
Very nice, a full set would go great on my bookshelf! Sign me up!
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4. Tricia gervacio
This is awesome! Sign me up!
Eric Carlson
6. Tennerock
I would enjoy the full set...count me in!
Larry Tubbs
9. ltubbs
I have most of these, but I'm in for the giveaway anyway. I'm greatly looking forward to Cryptum. Peeling back the veil of mystery from over the Forerunners is too tantalizing to pass up.
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10. kbpennell
I want some free books.
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11. Moshiah
Awesome books.
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12. morlynkin
Halo? Cool! A Tor.com giveaway? Trés cool!
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13. Cathal Peelo
Bing! I hope this thing ships to outside America...
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14. SC Watson
Noble 6, reporting for duty :P

And Happy New Year! :D
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19. Hyperion76
Happy New Year! Greg Bear would get me to read a Halo novel!
Eduardo Gisbert
20. xgisbert
A full set? That sure is a lot. I'm all in for it. And good luck to everyone!
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21. Randy Newnham
I'm in!
Justin
22. Justin Reads
Wonder if they are any good but I do enjoy Halo.
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23. dawn the glass beadmaker
very cool
Gregory Heyer
26. gheyer
Great! I have been looking for a new series to read.
Tim Cottrell
29. Wolfbrother87
Lets give this a try!

Hooooooooooooooooooooooooooowwwwwwwwwwww!
Benjamin Hinojosa
30. NebsiNsaNe
I've been wanting to delve more into the Halo mythos since playing the games, but Ive always put off reading books based on Video Games.. Maybe its time I gave them a shot, whether I get selected or not. :)
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33. Willy.Heuss
pleeeeeease
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34. Ron Derry
Sign Me up! I'll finish the fight.
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35. Devin Lowell
Halo and Greg Bear? I'm there.
Paul Weimer
38. PrinceJvstin
Would love to win. Interesting spread of authors along with Mr. Bear...
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39. voyageur
Am I glowing?
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40. natedawg82
I like this idea! Played all but the latest Halo game, but hadn't thought to read the books. Getting the full set is a good way to start!
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41. Jim Kiley
I freely admit that I'm commenting on this because my son would LOVE for me to win this.
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43. brazen_guff
Sign me up!
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47. WeirdVision
Interesting.
Chris Janes
48. GingOReilly
I've read a few of the Halo books, a full collection would do the job - got just the space on the shelves too!
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49. Noobling
Count me in! Thanks.
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50. jim162065
New series to read, thanks
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52. SueRed
Awesome! Thanks!
Tom Knapik
53. tknapik
I'd love to add these to my book shelves
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54. KwanTi
I passed my copies of Nylund's Halo books on to my 11 year old son. A replacement set would be great.
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59. Geargoyle
Looks like a great set of books! I'd love to share them with my hubby and kids. Thanks for all the great books and giveaways!
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62. papajack
Give me, give me, Give me!!!
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63. wandering-dreamer
Commenting!
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64. jonathaningram
this is why i love tor!
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67. Matt Carpenter
Just under the wire?
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69. Donna/Happy Booker
Oh wow, this would be great to win! Please enter me!!
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70. Chase11
Can't pass up an opportunity to win the whole set. Moreso looking forward to the new one. Forerunner secrets? Tell 'em all!
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72. Alden Ash
I see potential regifted birthday presents galore here!
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74. rubydog
I would love to win.
Please enter me.
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75. eugaet
This would be great to win, thanks for the contest!
Skip Ives
77. Skip
This is my comment, there are many others like it, but this is mine ....
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78. Benjamin05
Free books? Count me in!
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79. Teawench
bleh. my web page is all messed up
Christina Morris
80. cmorris
I love books! I love Greg Bear! Pick me, please!
Jennifer Liang
84. JenniferL
Posting on behalf of my husband, who would love these books.
Matt Gantner
85. gantner
Number 85. Seems like a lucky number! yea!
Roland Schigas
87. rschigas
I would gift these to my son, who's an obsessive gamer + voracious reader.
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88. Heather Inman
This is something that my son has been wanting to read for a long time. I hope I win...I know this would be a great surprise for his up and coming b-day!!!
marlin hicks
89. bmoreboy234
Sign me up
Im feeling lucky and full of Halo Fever (in the winter)
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90. bluewoad
A full set would be great!
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91. Maren T
Yay for more giveaways! I'd really love to win this!
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94. DRickard
Gimme gimme gimme!
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95. Kristoffer Bakken
Books to read!
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99. nferno
Huge fan of the game...would love to read the books!
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102. lloydv
I'm dropping my name in the hat.
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103. AmberY
Ooh! I'd love these!
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106. Rowanmdm
Oh, I want this to give my brother.
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107. Burt42
Please sign me up. I want.
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108. Shanna Johnston
Ooh, pick me!
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109. Howard Carter 101
Ah...be good way to try out these!
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110. Richard Nedrow
This would be a great addition to my collection of SciFi books.
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112. lightkeeper
Sign me up!
Philip Crowley
113. dragonbane79
I've been looking for a new collection to start
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116. rbn654321
Sign me up.
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118. Justin Spears
I have been a big supporter of TOR books for a long time. Glad to have the excellent opportunity to delve into a new, to me, series from TOR!
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123. bigK
With apologies to Groucho.
Halo, I must be going!
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124. Chris SF
Haven't read them but would love to start!
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129. Protonone
I want some!
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130. capris
OMFG! Awesome!
calvin riskowitz
132. local_lad
Fantastic start to the New Year - AND its by Greg Bear!
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135. Longadan
Enter me in the giveaway, please.
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136. Ryan Roper
Free books sound awesome.
Dru O'Higgins
137. bellman
I haven't read any of these! Pick me!
Todd Johansen
139. Gher06
Awesome. If it helps, you can skip the random picking and just give it to me. Might save some time.
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140. Gregory Gunther
This is too cool. Thanks TOR.com. You rock!
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141. cnote
Please....pretty....pretty please?!?!?!?!? PICK ME!!!!!!!!
Andrew Lee
142. alee
Please enter me for thse books. Thanks!
erik leroy
144. link_rae
awww !
only read the tobias s buckel one & loved it !
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147. Amande
Awesome giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win!
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148. ChipHead
I've been reading Greg Bear since I read "Blood Music." Excellent prize! Please sign me up. Thanks!
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150. kamandi68
Maybe I can win this one. :)
Dan Lantner
154. brisketeer
I love books, I love HALO... winning combo.
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158. borderorient
Why not?
Christopher Green
172. greenc
Cole protocols are in effect if this doesn't work.
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174. davidH11
I LOVE HALO!!!
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175. Prominent Nonentity
sure why not
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176. deadjack
'bout time I win one of these.
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177. SuzyM
Hope I'm not too late!
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178. superhombre7
sounds fine
Matthew Kuhl
185. pattonmat
"Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read." -Groucho Marx
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188. nin_shark
Ahh, books.
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191. Stationrider
I love Greag Bear's writing. Looking forward to a new series!
-R
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192. Misdirections
Giveaway!
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193. ms3029
OH MY GOD, EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THE BOOKS!!!!!I hope to dear god i win!
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