Category Archives: Literature

On Halo and ‘Heinlein’s Premise’

I don’t like Game of Thrones. I don’t like Game of Thrones and 343 wants Halo to last for thirty years. On its own, that sentence sounds extremely odd and the two things seem totally unrelated – and where exactly … Continue reading

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Mendicant Bias – The Thirteenth Child

“One thought for all eternity,” said Mendicant Bias. His tone sounded almost wistful. Now the lights were fading, flickering, going dark. “Atonement.” The tomb turned as black as night. The machine’s final words spread across the false desert and echoed … Continue reading

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Human Weakness – Ruminations On Cortana

Remember how I said that I was intending to write more positive Halo pieces? Well, I started out on the right track. I went back to older fiction with the intent of looking for some lore to analyse and discuss, thinking that … Continue reading

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On the Organon, the Domain’s Origins, and the Precursors

Another week, another new Halo release, another loaded topic of esoteric ancient era lore to talk about… As if Mythos wasn’t enough, just earlier this week we saw the release of the new anthology novel, Halo: Fractures. With it came … Continue reading

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Mythos: The Curator, the Domain, and the Ark

As of today, Halo: Mythos has officially released, but this post was actually written just under a week before today because it won’t release for another month for us poor lore peasants in the UK and one or two lovely people who got it early … Continue reading

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Halo 5, Level-by-Level Analysis – Blue Team

Blue Team – the second mission of the second act of the second game in the second trilogy – is something of a culmination in the Halo franchise. As per the namesake of this mission, this is the official debut for … Continue reading

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Examining ‘Soma the Painter’

Anybody who is familiar with this blog, with me, knows that there are three things I just can’t get enough of in Halo. 1) Forerunners. 2) Really obscure lore (generally involving Forerunners). 3) Intertextual analysis of the above two. Guess what … Continue reading

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