The newest Halo novel from Tor Books arrives January 4, 2011, launching a whole new series by Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author Greg Bear, whose novels, including Eon, The Forge of God, and Hull Zero Three, have marked him as one of today’s premier science fiction writers. Now, in the Forerunner Saga, Bear embarks on tale of how humanity inherited the galaxy. This is a chance to enter one of the most successful science fiction franchises of all time as seen through the eyes of one of science fiction’s living masters. In Cryptum, Greg Bear reveals the story of the Forerunners, a civilization that ruled the galaxy one hundred thousand years ago. Eons beyond all other species in both technology and knowledge, they ruled in peace and met any opposition with quick and brutal effectiveness. For they were the keepers of the Mantle, the next stage of life in the Universe’s Living Time. And then they vanished.
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