Creator and Created: Has Halo Lost One of the Ways It Stands Out in the Sci-Fi Genre?

When Frank O'Connor said that Halo 5 would leave the Halo universe changed in a major way, I do not think anybody before the game released knew just what that would entail. We now see what he means, but I want to focus on the ascension of the Created. On paper, the Created are not … Continue reading Creator and Created: Has Halo Lost One of the Ways It Stands Out in the Sci-Fi Genre?

Can Hunt the Truth-style podcasts bridge the lore gap?

Greetings Halo fans! It has been a while since I've made a post here on Halsey's Journal, but you'd be surprised how little time working towards a teaching credential leaves me. Still, I've managed to read/listen to Halo: Fractures on Audible and through the Kindle app and perused Halo: Mythos and all of its glory. However, I'm … Continue reading Can Hunt the Truth-style podcasts bridge the lore gap?

Where are the Reach slipspace crystal fragments now?

Continuing my unplanned look at things from Halo: First Strike that were important at the time but have somewhat faded into obscurity: whatever happened to the fragments of the Forerunner slipspace crystal found on Reach? For those who do not remember this curious piece of lore, the slipspace crystal was found deep within the bowels of Reach … Continue reading Where are the Reach slipspace crystal fragments now?

Covenant AIs: A brief look and possible future use in the Halo Universe

Halo: First Strike is probably my favorite Halo book in the franchise despite the Forerunner Trilogy also being a solid collection of lore. One of the reasons I liked First Strike was the incorporation of Covenant associated intelligences in the Halo universe. Based on Cortana's analysis of a captured Covenant AI on the Ascendent Justice, Covenant AIs … Continue reading Covenant AIs: A brief look and possible future use in the Halo Universe