“With Dr. Chen, a dangerous ex-ONI scientist, in her sights, Spartan Linda-058 and her AI companion must find a way to end the threat posed by Chen and evacuate the endangered humans in the settlement. But as the Covenant prepare to stage an assault, Linda discovers that Chen holds the key to a secret that could endanger all of humanity if it fell into the wrong hands.”Read More Halo: Lone Wolf #2 – Review
This is not a bedtime story, some frightening fairy tale to entertain or scare young children; this is as real to you as the feeling of a book in your hand, a hot dinner to eat, an AI to hack, a concert to visit, a tree to climb, homework to be bored with.
This is what happens on the day the Covenant drops out of the sky to tear down your world.
In the many tellings of this story, never has it been told quite like this before.Read More Halo: Battle Born – On Lost Childhood and the Value of YA Literature
“Sent on a covert mission without the rest of her team, Spartan Linda-058’s skills in infiltration and marksmanship are called upon to end the threat posed by a wanted scientist on a distant planet. With only an ONI AI at her side, Linda must fight through both the dregs of the Covenant and the hostility of a lost human settlement to stop the rogue scientist in his tracks.”Read More Halo: Lone Wolf #1 – Review
Over the course of this year, I have found myself getting back into the swing of writing short stories just for the fun of it. With the death knell of 2018 upon us, I thought I might as well publish one of them. The tale of Orpheus and Eurydice has long been one of my […]Read More ‘Solving Orpheus’ – A Short LGBT+ Love Story
“Cortana. It’s not over. Not yet.” Despite having done seven consecutive weeks of content, I find I still have the drive to put out more before 2018 is out! Earlier this year, I followed up my character studies of the Master Chief in the original trilogy with an in-depth examination of Halo 4 (which, incidentally, was my […]Read More Halo 4 – Crafting a Masterpiece of Character
It’s been more than three years now since Halo 5: Guardians released, something I have just celebrated with my own creative response to the game – The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5. We’ve had a difficult relationship, Halo 5 and I, where its story is concerned, as many of us do… I found myself looking back […]Read More Truth and Reconciliation – My Journey with Halo 5
Here we are, at the fifth and final story of this little project. This has been a really fun exercise in mixing various critiques I’ve made of Halo 5 over the last three years with more creative expression, writing scenes I’d have loved to see and expanding on some of the ideas found throughout the campaign and […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – In Loving Memory of Squad Leader Bibjam
And so we come to the penultimate instalment of The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5. This is something I’ve had in-mind for three years now, a ‘resolution’ of sorts to the conflict between Catherine Halsey and Sarah Palmer that unfortunately didn’t get the best showing in the concluding issues of Halo: Escalation. At the end […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Halsey’s Choice
And we’re back! I decided to delay the posting of this article for a week because I wanted to share my experiences in the US where I visited 343, Microsoft, and Bungie – in case you missed it, you can read about here. But now it’s back to the schedule of weekly instalments of The […]Read More The Five Untold Stories of Halo 5 – Heretic, Hero
In the summer of 2016, I received an offer to fly out to Seattle and visit 343 Industries. “Yes!” I said, because of course you would. “That would be absolutely fantastic, let me check the calendar and we’ll sort something out!” As it turned out, my calendar was free… two-and-a-half years later. Better late than never, […]Read More I Visited 343 and Bungie!