HALO EVOLUTIONS - Tor/Forge Blog

Heading_title

Close

Big Fat Books for the Holidays Sweepstakes

Big Fat Books for the Holidays Sweepstakes

Sign up for the Tor/Forge Newsletter for a chance to win the following collection:

Place holder  of - 84

About our newsletter: Every issue of Tor’s monthly email newsletter features original writing by, and interviews with, Tor authors and editors about upcoming new titles from all Tor and Forge imprints. In addition, we occasionally send out “special edition” newsletters to highlight particularly exciting new projects, programs, or events.

If you’re already a newsletter subscriber, you can enter too. We do not automatically enter subscribers into sweepstakes. We promise we won’t send you duplicate copies of the newsletter if you sign up for the newsletter more than once.

Sign up for your chance to win today!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins November 26, 2012 at 12 a.m. ET. and ends December 16, 2012, 11:59 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. For Official Rules and to enter, go here. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

Sweepstakes: HALO Books & Audiobooks

Sign up for the Tor/Forge Newsletter for a chance to win a set of HALO books and audiobooks

Halo Ghosts of Onyx by Eric Nylund1 Haol: Contact Harvest by Joseph Staten Halo The Cole Protocol by Tobias  Buckell Halo Evolutions Volume I Halo Evolutions Volume II Halo The Fall of Reach by Eric Nylund Halo The Flood by William C. Dietz Halo First Strike by Eric Nylund Halo Cryptum by Greg Bear Halo Ghosts of Onyx by Eric Nylund Halo The Cole Protocol by Tobias S. Buckell Halo Evolutions

Plus one Halo Crytpum audiobook by Greg Bear

Every issue of Tor’s monthly email newsletter features original writing by, and interviews with, Tor authors and editors about upcoming new titles from all Tor and Forge imprints. In addition, we occasionally send out “special edition” newsletters to highlight particularly exciting new projects, programs, or events.

If you’re already a newsletter subscriber, you can enter too. We do not automatically enter subscribers into giveaways. We promise we won’t send you duplicate copies of the newsletter if you sign up more than once.

Sign up for your chance to win today!

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. You must be 18 or older and a legal resident of the 50 United States or D.C. to enter. Promotion begins January 7, 2011 at 12 a.m. ET. and ends February 15, 2011, 11:59 p.m. ET. Void in Puerto Rico and wherever prohibited by law. For Official Rules and to enter, go to www.tor-forge.com/tor/promo/haloprizepack. Sponsor: Tom Doherty Associates, LLC.

……………………………

More giveaways:

Animated series for HALO: EVOLUTIONS to premiere on XBox Live Halo channel

Poster Placeholder of - 1 Microsoft and Bungie will debut a four-part animated series based on one of the short stories in HALO: EVOLUTIONS on the “Halo Waypoint” Xbox Live online channel, starting January 16th, 2010. Bungie writes on their blog:

This was a wonderful story in the Evolutions collection, and an animated retelling makes my feet tingle. Go grab the trailer – and look forward to Part 1 on Waypoint this Saturday!

Here’s a preview:

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=heqYstgFxPU]

For more on the animated series, including the embedded trailer, head over to national gaming site Joystiq.

Tor Books Announces HALO: EVOLUTIONS—Essential Tales of the Halo Universe

New Halo collection to feature original tales by Eric Nylund, Karen Traviss, Tobias Buckell and more

New York, NY – Wednesday, August 12, 2009 – Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC—the largest publisher of science fiction in the world—and Microsoft are pleased to announce HALO: EVOLUTIONS, a new story collection in the New York Times bestselling Halo® series, expanding the universe created in the hugely successful Halo videogames for the Xbox 360. Three previous Halo novels published by Tor have sold over a million combined copies to date, and in 2010 Tor will publish the first in a new Halo trilogy by science fiction icon Greg Bear. HALO: EVOLUTIONS will be published in November 2009. An unabridged audiobook edition will publish simultaneously with the new novel.

HALO: EVOLUTIONS will feature a wide variety of tales set across the span of the Halo universe. Contributing brand-new original stories are New York Times bestselling Halo novelists Eric Nylund and Tobias Buckell, as well as Halo newcomer and #1 New York Times bestselling author Karen Traviss. The collection will also include a number of other bestselling and award-winning writers, as well as contributions from the games writers and creators themselves, including original Halo contributor, Robt McLees of Bungie, LLC.

“There are so many interesting and exciting playgrounds that are spawning from every HALO offering,” says Eric Raab, Tor editor. “This is a great chance to watch writers have some fun with these areas and expand on some of the unexplored mythos and characters, while at the same time creating new ones as well. Think of the short story collection as a new litter of Halo stories, each excitingly unique.”

“The chance to explore corners of the Halo universe, whether obscure or popular, is something we are always excited to do, but the chance to shine light on these dark corners with the talents of these wonderful luminaries, is a pleasure indeed,” says Frank O’Connor, Franchise Development Director, 343 Industries. “The combination of fresh eyes and old hands guarantees a brilliant continuation of a Halo tradition.”

HALO: EVOLUTIONS arrives in-stores during an exciting season for the Halo franchise. Microsoft recently announced at Comic-Con International 2009 two dynamic expansions in the Halo universe: “Halo Legends,” an original anime series in cooperation with legendary anime pioneer Shinji Aramaki (Ghost in the Shell) and “Halo Waypoint,” a Halo-exclusive channel to launch with Xbox LIVE this fall. In September, the highly anticipated Halo 3: ODST will let players experience events leading up to the story told in Halo 3 from the perspective of an ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) as they search for clues behind the Covenant’s occupation of New Mombasa.

“Halo” has emerged from the videogame world as a global phenomenon. To date, more than 27 million copies of the games in the Halo franchise have been sold worldwide. “Halo 3” made entertainment history when it launched on Sept. 25, 2007, setting record sales which marked not just the biggest videogame launch, but the biggest day-one entertainment launch in history. The newest game in the franchise, “Halo Wars,” launched on March 3, 2009 and is the best-selling current generation console-based strategy game of all time. With a fully fleshed-out universe of heroes, villains and epic scenarios, the novels expand the universe to give fans a grander view of the game environments and characters they encounter.

About Tor Books

Tor Books, an imprint of Tom Doherty Associates, LLC, is a New York-based publisher of hardcover and softcover books, founded in 1980 and committed (although not limited) to SF and fantasy literature. Between an extensive hardcover and trade-softcover line, an Orb backlist program, and a stronghold in mass-market paperback, Tor annually publishes what is arguably the largest and most diverse line of science fiction and fantasy ever produced by a single English-language publisher. Books from Tor have won every major award in the SF and fantasy fields, and for the last twenty-one years in a row the company has been named Best Publisher in the Locus Poll, the largest consumer poll in SF.

HALO: EVOLUTIONS
Essential Tales of the Halo Universe
Tor Books/A Trade Paper Original
416 pages * $14.99 * 0-7653-1573-4
Publication Date: November 24, 2009

Share

The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.