Friday, 15 May 2009

I Have Mostly Been Reading.......Contact Harvest

Bit of a relapse and back in bed for a while today, as I have been really struggling for air in my lungs once again.

Never mind, make the best and take the opportunity to start CONTACT HARVEST by Jospeh Staten.

Set in the HALO universe, it covers a multitude of themes including an internal struggle between the UNSC and insurrectionists and the first battle between man and the alien Covenant on the agricultural colony world of Harvest.

From the very first page CONTACT HARVEST had me hooked. Don't worry if you haven't played the game or simply just not a fan of the HALO 'verse, this book stands on it's own two feet. It's not just immensely believable military Sci Fi, it's also a superb read.

As an author Jospeh Staten is easily on a par with Alan Dean Foster. If there can only be one HALO movie, I want CONTACT HARVEST to provide the inspiration for the script.

Shame about the relapse, though it's been a wild & pissy sort of day, quite out of character with the rest of the week and the sort of day where being in bed isn't such a bad thing. I'm glad that last night we took advantage of the warm evening to walk in the local forest and amble along the old 'Kings Highway' (pictured below).

The Kings Highway (click on picture for larger image)

Roman Legions, Pictish tribes, Edward Longshanks, Covenanters, Jacobites & Redcoats, Boswell and Johnston all travelled this road. The sense of history within this church of trees is compelling. If you want to see ghosts, this is where you conjur them.


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