Halo: Contact Harvest

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This is how it began...

It is the year 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human-controlled space. But we have trespassed on holy ground--strayed into the path of an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence.

But humanity is also locked in a bitter civil war known...

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Overview

This is how it began...

It is the year 2524. Harvest is a peaceful, prosperous farming colony on the very edge of human-controlled space. But we have trespassed on holy ground--strayed into the path of an aggressive alien empire known as the Covenant. What begins as a chance encounter between an alien privateer and a human freighter catapults mankind into a struggle for its very existence.

But humanity is also locked in a bitter civil war known as the Insurrection. So the survival of Harvest's citizens falls to a squad of battle-weary UNSC Marines and their inexperienced colonial militia trainees. In this unlikely group of heroes, one stands above the rest...a young Marine staff sergeant named Avery Johnson.

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Publishers Weekly

The battle for humanity continues in this latest addition to the bestselling franchise based on the mega-popular video games. Narration is split between Holter Graham and Jen Taylor, who each try their very best to make the material as urgent and important as possible. However, as good as Graham is, pushing the line between corny and downright brilliant in his delivery, Taylor jumps far over the believability line, overemphasizing every word as if the audience is incapable of understanding what she's trying to say. Her cheesy dialects and over-the-top accents detract from the tension and suspense that Graham offers. Simultaneous release with the Tor hardcover. (Feb.)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765315694
  • Publisher: Doherty, Tom Associates, LLC
  • Publication date: 10/30/2007
  • Series: Halo Series , #5
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 404,891
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author

Joseph Staten started working with game developer Bungie Studios in 1998, and has since served as a writer and designer for Oni, as well as writer and cinematics director for Halo and Halo 2. He also works with Peter Jackson's game development studio, Wingnut Interactive, writing and designing in the Halo universe. Staten attended college at Northwestern University and earned a master’s in military history and political science at the University of Chicago.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2007

    Excellent!

    This was a very good read. I too had the dread of this different author destroying the book but it was very well written. It had good detail in the action scenes and he put a neat spin on the conversation between the AI's. All & all a great read, I, like so many others, can't wait for more Halo books to emerge.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Read crytum

    Awesome bOok

    5 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 25, 2008

    A worthy addition to the Halo mythos.

    While most of the other books in the Halo series were written by Science Ficion author Eric Nylund, first time author Joseph Statan takes the helm for this fifth installment. In my opinion, there was nobody better to cronicle the origins of the Human-Covenant war than one of the original creators and writers of the Halo game series. For those not in the know, Halo chronicles the war between the Humans and a confederation of aliens known as the Covenant who are bound together by religious beliefs. 'Contact Harvest' outlines the first contact between the two factions on the Human farming colony Harvest, and the early skirmishes over the Covenant's so called 'holy artifacts' that sparked the thirty year war culminating in the events of the game Halo 3. 'Contact Harvest' is the second book to not feature Master Chief, the main character of the Halo series, but instead focuses on a more minor character Sergeant Johnson who, for the first time, is truly fleshed out as a person. Contact Harvest is ultimately the ultimate Halo fan's dream. Not only do we find out what events led up to the Human-Covenant war, but we learn more about Johnson who, for the first time, finally seems like a human being. I also enjoyed hearing the story from the Covenant's perspective and learning more about their culture and mentality as well as discovering the pasts of some of the Covenant's most important figures. For newcomesers into the Halo universe, this is a good place to start becasues it takes place, chronologically, before the first four novels and the three games. The second book without the series main character Master Chief, 'Contact Harvest' instead focuses on the character of Sergent Johnson who is really fleshed out here for the first time. I also very much enjoyed hearing the story from the Covenants perspective and thought it provided important insight into their history and culture. In all, I emmensily enjoyed 'Contact Harvest'. I enjoy the Halo series as a whole and believe that each book is better than the last. Staten's style seems to echo that of Nylund's right down to his excessive use of dashes, but that is not necessarily a bad thing because I found Nylund's works equally enjoyable. Ultimately, recomend this latest installment for both Halo fans and newcomers alike because I think both fans and non-fans will find something to like. If you've never read Halo before, don't worry! You can start here and not miss a thing. I suggest that, if your a fan of Science Fiction, give 'Contact Harvest' a try and perhaps you will get hooked on Halo.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 11, 2011

    Great story

    I have enjoyed every singe halo book so far, this one isn't a exception.

    4 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2011

    Toby games highlights

    I love this book so much ans srgnt johnson os a good chracter in this book aand also i hope they make a halo reach book with the noble team ans also go to toby games on youtube and put halo right next toit he os really funny

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2011

    Great book

    Love this book along with the whole series!

    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2013

    Good

    This is a great installment, and really brings to light what we would otherwise know nothing about.
    Dont even look at the narroration part of the publishers weekly review, as it is refering to the audio book, which this is not.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 18, 2012

    Ok

    A good read and nice background information on seargent johnson and the begining of the covenant war an excellent prequel to the fall of reach but there are better halo books out there

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 21, 2012

    Epic

    Awesome story

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 16, 2012

    EPUC EPIC

    THE BEST, a must read book!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2011

    awsome

    Beastly

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 21, 2011

    Great

    Great addition to the halo universe

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 12, 2011

    ???

    is it good

    1 out of 8 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2008

    Best Book Ive Read In A While

    This book is a must for Halo fans.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Halo

    Good!

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  • Posted June 11, 2013

    Good read.

    Needed a replacement copy for my paperback.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 17, 2013

    Marine id# 9182

    Ah I got some trouble down here boss requesting new orders. Over.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2013

    I like halo

    I havent played battlefeild but I like halo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 16, 2013

    Below me

    I love halo and i have battlefield 3. Personally, i like halo 4 campaign, but battlefield multiplayer

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    I think that battlefeild 3 is a lot better than halo i dare you to play battlefeild 3

    D

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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