Dec 5 2012 11:45am

Tor Books Unveils the Real Cover for Greg Bear’s Halo: Silentium

The real cover of Greg Bear’s Halo: Silentium revealedTor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC—the largest publisher of science fiction in the world—and 343 Industries™ are excited to unveil the real cover art—previously hidden since it revealed too much about the now-released Halo 4—for the forthcoming hardcover and trade paperback edition of Halo: Silentium out on (March 19, 2013) by #1 New York Times bestselling author Greg Bear. The cover art is by Sparth, Robogabo, and Glenn Israel.

In Halo: Cryptum, Greg Bear began a three-book arc set in the era of the Forerunners, the ancient and enigmatic creators and builders of the Halos, which continued in Halo: Primordium. Now, 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.

Only the Ur-Didact and the Librarian—husband and wife pushed into desperate conflict—hold the keys to salvation. Facing the consequences of a mythic tragedy, one of them must now commit the greatest atrocity of all time—to prevent an unmatched evil from dominating the entire universe.

Tor Books has proudly partnered with Microsoft and 343 Industries to publish every book set in this iconic universe. Along with the books of the Forerunner Saga, Tor also publishes another all-new Halo trilogy penned by New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss that explores the Halo Universe in the wake of the final events of Halo 3. Traviss’s first novel, Halo: Glasslands, came out in 2011, with Halo: The Thursday War due out in October 2012.

Jose Pardo
1. Jose Pardo
No mention for the artist that created the cover art?
Bridget McGovern
2. BMcGovern
@Jose Pardo: Good question :) We just checked with the editor, and apparently the cover art should be credited to Sparth, Robogabo and concept artist Glenn Israel. The post has now been updated.
Jose Pardo
3. Pineapple
Damn, the other cover was much better and a much better fit with the covers of the first two books.
Jose Pardo
@pineapple Agreed. This does not match with the other covers! It just ruins the set/trilogy. I am considering printing out the first cover and just using that. Not happy 343 industries >:C

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