Wired: Geeks are thorough. We love completeness and detail. When you are playing D&D, you do not fight a monster. You battle a Skullcrusher Ogre with a speed of 30, an armor class of 22, a base attack of +12 and +25 if grappling. Over the years we have looked to "definitive guides" to answer any and all questions about our geek obsessions. The D&D franchise has probably the most complete set of canon material. Star Wars would follow a close second.
This past October, Bungie answered the prayers of their legions of fans with the release of the official Halo Encyclopedia. We had a chance to chat with the book's consulting editor and sci-fi author Tobias Buckell.