Podtacular 320: First Look at Halo’s Extended Fiction

For those who enjoy the campaign story of the past Halo games, you have likely read some of the Halo books that extend the fiction of the Halo Universe. If you have no read the books, then this show is a starting point to get you acclimated to some of the back story of the Chief and the bits that will influence the story of Halo 4. There are spoiler content in here regarding the books if you have not read them, so tread lightly. We are joined by two very knowledgeable people of the Halo lore: GrimBrother One and B2 The Ryan. These two “librarians” help is explore the first two books: The Fall of Reach and The Flood, along with a few sidebar conversations. Enjoy

UPDATE: Here are the links we mentioned in the show
Keyes Loop: http://images1.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100920022712/halo/images/b/be/Keyes_Loop.jpeg
Data Drop: http://www.halopedia.org/Data_Drop

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9 Responses to Podtacular 320: First Look at Halo’s Extended Fiction

  1. Bioman998 says:

    XBox agrees………

  2. Bioman998 says:

    …. I laughed hard at that, and a lot of other things. Great Job guys, great job. I haven’t read The Flood or Contact harvest yet, but I’ll get those sometime after Halo 4. This summed up some key points though, which I appreciate. I also realized all the Halo authors are really good in at least one specific area, so If they wrote a book, or perhaps even did a movie, all in conjunction, it would be amazing.

  3. Bryan Newman says:

    Glad people liked it. These podcasts are really fun to do.

  4. Troll says:


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  6. otherZinc says:

    Hope that inst true, what that clown wrote up there? About to listen to the show, it must be great as you guys are talking Halo books & story!!! Those are the best shows.

  7. Bioman998 says:

    Thank you, for removing what he said.

  8. robb says:

    cool, thanks for doing this! I love the games and the Halo universe, FUD is awesome! but I really don’t have time to read the books.

  9. Tetrahedrite says:

    I have a question…
    We know from the end of the third episode of Forward Unto Dawn that Elites are present and the cadets and/or Master Chief will fight them during the final two episodes. During this podcast, one of the guests mentioned Master Chief’s first encounter with Elites was during the fall of Reach. Now it is my understanding that the invasion and fall of Reach occur after the events of the Forward Unto Dawn series and if that is the case, then isn’t Master Chief exposed to Elites at the academy first? I don’t see the invasion of Reach happening before the events in Forward Unto Dawn because of the cadets’ reaction to the ONI video footage. They don’t know what Spartans are and from their reactions , they don’t know anything about the Covenant either. Not to mention each cadet has parents in high places and a secret of Reach being glassed would easily leak out. (And after Reach, Master Chief finds the Halo and does all that cool stuff.) Anyway, getting back on track. I was just slightly confused when the guest person mentioned that. Now, I haven’t read any of the books so my knowledge of the franchise pretty much extends to the games so I will not be surprised if I am missing something.

    (A response here in the comments or during a podcast is fine with me. Which ever is easier Dusty)

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