LOCATION: Earth, Various Others
START: ~97,700 BCE
END: January 31st, 2553

RELEASED: November 24th, 2009

 
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SUMMARY

Evolutions is an anthology consisting of fourteen short stories spanning the entire Halo universe from the time of the Forerunners to the end of the Human-Covenant War.

PARIAH

A story of Soren-066, a Spartan-II program washout, and his attempts to integrate himself into the real world following severely debilitating deformities.

STOMPING ON THE HEELS OF A FUSS

An ONI agent investigates a prison camp run by Jiralhanae and populated by human prisoners.

MIDNIGHT IN THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN

An ODST attempts to defend his ship after it is boarded by the Covenant looking for navigation data.

DIRT

The story of an ODST throughout the war, from his start on Harvest to his eventual death on an unknown colony at the end of the war.

HEADHUNTERS

A pair of Spartan-III Headhunters infiltrate a Covenant facility behind enemy lines.

BLUNT INSTRUMENTS

Spartan-II Black Team infiltrate and destroy a Covenant supply station.

THE MONA LISA

A UNSC prowler is sent to investigate the Mona Lisa, a human prisoner ship left derelict in the debris of Installation 04.

PALACE HOTEL

The Master Chief during the Battle for Earth as he fights to push forward and stop the Covenant advances.

HUMAN WEAKNESS

Cortana is broken by the Gravemind following the events of Halo 2.

THE IMPOSSIBLE LIFE AND THE POSSIBLE DEATH OF PRESTON J. COLE

The story of Vice Admiral Preston Cole, from his childhood through his supposed death.

FROM THE OFFICE OF DR. WILLIAM ARTHUR IQBAL

A researcher describing his findings at the portal site at Voi following the end of the Human-Covenant War.

THE RETURN

A Sangheili shipmaster returns to the glassed human colony world of Kholo years after the end of the Human-Covenant War.

SOMA THE PAINTER

A description of the return of the Flood to the galaxy by a Forerunner artist on a remote Forerunner colony.

WAGES OF SIN

A Covenant minister describes his last moments on High Charity as it is overrun by the Flood.

 
 

 

HALO BOOK CLUBS

Join the Podcast Evolved crew as they explore the many stories of Evolutions in the Halo Book Club.  The Evolutions book clubs have aired several times since 2014.

 
 

 

VISITED WORLDS

Evolutions travels all over time and location, from before the Human-Covenant War through its end, including Harvest, Reach, and Alpha Halo.

 
 

 

FEATURED CHARACTERS

Evolutions features many characters over its fourteen stories, including John-117, Preston Cole, Cortana, and Catherine Halsey.

 
 

 

FEATURED WARSHIPS

The Impossible Life and the Impossible Death of Preston J. Cole follows the famed Admiral on his flagship the UNSC Everest as Cole leads his fleet into battle throughout the outer colonies.