FC: Eric Nylund | Jordan Lowrance
1: Eric was born in 1964 and he grew up in the Mojave Desert.
2: He lives in the Sierra Nevada Mountains with his wife and son.
3: Started his writing career with five words: "How hard can it be?"
4: He wrote his first book and then he rewrote it because he thought it was bad. It's called Pawn's Dream.
5: He went to the University of California and got a degree in chemistry.
6: He wrote a violent, mature sci-fi book for adults, kids read it and now he writes for teens.
7: He wrote six books in the HALO series. It only took him seven weeks to write the first HALO book.
8: He now works at Microsoft Game Studios and he makes story lines for games.
9: He also worked at Epic Games, and Ensemble Studios
10: He has worked on story lines for Gears of War and Halo Reach.
11: He read over 200 how-to-write books, and also wrote two graphic novels.
12: His writing idol is Ray Bradbury. Eric met him at Comic Con 2007.
13: Has a chemistry degree from UCLA and USC.
14: Pawn's Dream Dry Water A Game of Universe Signal to Noise A Signal Shattered Halo Wars: Genesis HALO: The Fall of Reach HALO: First Strike HALO: Ghosts of Onyx HALO: Evolutions Crimson Skies Mortal Coils Battlestar Galactia: The Cylon Wars
16: I read a book by Eric Nylund. It is called, HALO: The Fall of Reach. It is about the training of a new kind of soldier who wears a super suit and is a lot stronger, faster, and more agile than any other soldier. It shows them selecting the super soldiers when they are in elementary school, and their progress as soldiers being trained from a young age.
17: It follows the life of one of the soldiers, named John, with the subject number of 117. He has to be taught about teamwork. Eventually, Him and his comrades receive combat suits that are made of a strong metal alloy. They need to make the special expensive suits because they need to protect their military home planet of Reach.
18: The people that they need to protect Reach from are aliens from another galaxy called The Covenant, who are trying to find the location of Reach and destroy it. They eventually find the location of it by capturing and interrogating one of the soldiers from Reach. The send a large fleet of their ships to raid the bases and then destroy the planet.
19: The final scene in the book is when John and his team of super soldiers are launched into space in order to hijack one of the ships and turn the tide of the battle. After several sacrifices and flying around a ship they finally manage to take control of it and destroy a few of the ships. However, Reach is still destroyed.
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