EVOLUTIONS

LOCATION: Various
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.

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.

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.

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.

STOMPING ON THE HEELS OF A FUSS
An ONI agent investigates a prison camp run by Jiralhanae and populated by human prisoners.

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

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

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

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

MIDNIGHT IN THE HEART OF MIDLOTHIAN
An ODST attempts to defend his ship after it is boarded by the Covenant looking for navigation data.

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

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

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.

 
 
 

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.