Forward Unto Dawn Podcast Episode Two

Episode Two is now live!

Episode Two is an episode focusing exclusively on the recently published Halo: Glasslands by Karen Travis. Dani (Slightly Live) is joined by Dave (DangerousDave) and Isaac (Postmortem) to discuss the plot, characters and events in the first novel that gives us an insight into the Halo universe after the events at the end of the Human-Covenant war and the video game Halo 3. If you haven’t read the book yet be warned as we do talk about major plot points in detail and you may not want to be spoiled.

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Win! Celebrate!

To celebrate the launch of the Podcast and our second episode we giving away some sweet Halo prizes. We gave away stuff last time and since it’s the holiday season we just couldn’t resist doing it again. We have a ton of prizes to give out including Live Avatar Spartan Suits in green and blue colours for both guys and gals and the big prize of a Halo: Reach Anniversary Map Pack  code for one lucky winner.

Want to win? Just listen to the podcast and leave a comment below. Yup, it’s that simple.

Every commenter will win an Avatar Spartan suit so make sure to include an email address. First come first served until we run out. We’ll pick one of the comments at random to win the map pack. We’ll announce the winner of the map pack in the update for the next podcast (yup, we’ve recorded two back to back!) shortly.

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26 Comments

  1. daniob
    December 28, 2011
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    I want to see MOAAR articlees! ;D

  2. Anthony Feiner
    December 28, 2011
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    I keep asking about the third installment in the Halo: Reach Data pads, and have still not heard anything. I asked back in earlier summer and I did get a response saying “soon :)”… half a year later, still nothing. The wait is killing me! You all did such a good analysis of them.

    • December 28, 2011
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      Sorry for the delay. I was hoping to have it finished before the end of this year. Hopefully you’ll only have a few more weeks wait – it’s due out before the end of January.

      • Anthony Feiner
        December 29, 2011
        Reply

        Thank you!!!

  3. Adam
    December 28, 2011
    Reply

    Remember though that the Sphere and be condensed into the size of a baseball.

  4. Bryan
    December 28, 2011
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    Oh my goodness! A Glasslands dedicated discussion! There aren’t much of these (in an interesting format) around the internet!

  5. LRJG Leader
    December 28, 2011
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    I didn’t even know that there any books about anything past Halo 3… All they had done recently was a bunch of prologue stuff.

    It looks like I should probably go over to wikipedia and look it up.

  6. rnS
    December 28, 2011
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    These books are probably available only in US. Correct me if im wrong.

    • December 29, 2011
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      The Halo books are published globally in many countries inclusing the US, Canada, UK, Europe and Austrailia. They may not be translated into every languages but they should be easy to get in any English speaking country.

  7. Paused
    December 29, 2011
    Reply

    Really good to hear Glasslands discussion. Looking forward already to your follow up with Primordium.

    On Glasslands, my personal nick-pick is Naomi. Not the character herself, but shouldn’t she be dead? How many other Spartan II’s were not on/killed on Reach? Where was she when Red team was getting killed? A throw away line would be all I want.

    • December 29, 2011
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      I don’t think we’re done hearing about Naomi but I agree with you, a line or two wouldn’t have hurt.

  8. December 29, 2011
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    Ha I listened to this, without having read the book – I’m still gonna read it cos you made it sound awesome!

  9. Tar Alacrin
    January 2, 2012
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    I cannot wait.
    Also, have to say, im real excited for the new forums, i had a ton of comments and points about the podcast that i was gonna make here, but i think ill make them there instead

  10. Ashley Knott
    January 2, 2012
    Reply

    I still have only read the fall of reach, lol but a have the novels.

  11. comik300
    January 3, 2012
    Reply

    Woot! You guys make an epic podcast!

  12. Ricky Kreimann
    January 3, 2012
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    Cant wait for Primordium! Glasslands was an amazing book and cant wait for more future books! Good jobs guys

  13. TarAlacrin
    January 3, 2012
    Reply

    Are you guys gonna put a link to the forums on the home page

  14. TarAlacrin
    January 3, 2012
    Reply

    Are you guys gonna put a link to the forums on the front page?

    • TarAlacrin
      January 3, 2012
      Reply

      My Bad, didnt mean to double post the same thing, my compy went weird

  15. Iztari
    January 3, 2012
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    Hahahah Glassharder and the third should then be call Glasshardest. Keep up the great work. Hopefully we can get some articles in between podcast episodes. Now to get my hands on Primordium.

    • Iztari
      January 3, 2012
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      Translated http://www.forwarduntodawn.com/error/ interesting. I’m thinking the drawing at the end is suppose to be the Ancient One. But who know who is the one sending the message, at first I thought it may be Chakas but I’m starting to think otherwise.

  16. paultc
    February 14, 2012
    Reply

    Great cast guys!

  17. Nick
    May 10, 2012
    Reply

    I think the podcast was really awsome

  18. Luis
    October 3, 2012
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    Honestly, I did not like Glasslands very much. 2.5/5 for me. Some things were great, such as the whole perspective from the Sangheili in the post-Covenant era, but some were cringe-worthy in my opinion, such as the entire relationship between Halsey and Mendez (Mendez just decides to hate Halsey 40 or so years AFTER the program?) I really did not at all enjoy the fact that Traviss’ viewpoints were crammed down my throat. Nylund allowed the reader to make his own mind about how they felt towards the characters, and Travis just threw this out the window, crucifying Halsey at every moment and literally comparing her to Nazis. Also, because Travis did not read the other novels, she has many plot holes and contradictions in the novel, such as the Sangheili’s viewpoint towards humans (in previous novels, they showed great admiration for humans in many respects, while in Glasslands this is the opposite) and the mysterious disappearance of the Sentinels around Onyx. I also feel that the reactions of the characters did not match what was previously established in other novels, and that’s what killed the story for me. Mendez should never have reacted the way he did in the novel, Osman should never have revealed the details of the Spartan program to civilians (that is a complete contradiction of what an ONI operative would do), and while some characters were interesting and properly fleshed out, Travis’ bias against Halsey really irritated me. REALLY IRRITATED ME. I hope that The Thursday War is not as bad. I loved Contact Harvest, hated Glasslands.

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