I was reading the Blade runner part of the PKD section and saw this comment: "Hmmm thats funny J-sun because I like the movie of Dune and hope to get it on DVD,but i found the book almost unreadable and boring!"
I really enjoyed the book, the movie and the TV series of Dune and Children of...
Dune was first published in 1965 to immediate acclaim, and it remains one of the most popular SF novels ever written. I read it several times in the late 1960s and early 1970s but not since, so when it was chosen as "book of the month" for the Classic SF discussion group, I returned to it with...
I saw this fan fic thread on another forum and it made me laugh!
Paul led Stilgar along the stone corridor of the sietch untill the reached the room containing the icy glass cryo chamber with the black haired warrior inside.
"He has been sleeping in there for thousands of years" Paul said...
My GF is a huge dune fan and i wanted to purchase an Easton Press edition of Dune, however as i was searching around, i found that there seems to be 2 versions of this book. One of them has a gold inlay border on the front and back cover of the book while the other one does not have the border...
I'm in the process of rereading the original Dune series for the first time in many years and have just completed Heretics of Dune only to realise that there are several issues in the book I don't understand. Perhaps people on this forum can enlighten me?
*** Warning : There are spoilers here...
Giant kilometer-long 'worms', a desert planet, and the home of a galactic wide drug known simply as 'Spice'? Welcome to the world of "Dune".
This, simply put, is one of the cornerstones of modern science-fiction. Less concerned with speculative science, it simply tells a towering story. In...
Many writers are scientists - and many are 'scientists'.
But what makes Frank Herbert make it possible to freeze a poison to -400 K.
Any bigger mistakes around?
My grammar may be a little wrong, just as my spelling. Sorry, English/American is not my natural language.
I'm barely half way through this book and I have to keep putting it down because the concept disgusts me. Don't get me wrong, I think its a great book and I'm enjoying it, but **SPOILER ALERT**
the thought of human conflict being engineered by a stagnating race for the purpose of...
I want to recommend Whipping Star for anyone who hasn't read it yet. It's part of Herbert's only series in which aliens are equals to us, and it's quite a read, albeit short. The sequel is The Dosadi Experiment. Go check it out.
Anyone have any opinions on these books sitting on my shelf that haven't been read yet?
The Santaroga Barrier
The Dosadi Experiment
The Jesus Incident (w/ Bill Ransom)
and isn't one a prequel to another or something??
I'm new to the site and I couldn't help but notice that there is no section for Frank Herbert in the authors section. How did this happen? I know that not everyone would agree but as far as I'm concerned the Dune chronicles are the crown jewel of science fiction. Of course, I do concede...
I got Herbert's classic Dune expecting and hoping to find the archetypal sci-fi epic; a grand, gritty, futuristic, gimmick-free tale of strife and conflict. That, I most certainly got. Twists and turns abound, this is perfect for any reader who likes an exciting, fast-moving, intriguing plot...
The preludes to Dune (I thought) were fairly so so. Enjoyable and readable enough, but lacking that edge that Frank managed to instill in his work.
Still, I have high hopes for this one. Hunters carries the story forward from Chapterhouse and (finally) we might learn the nature of the force...
I know, I should be ashamed of myself, but I never read Frank Herbert's Dune. But I finally bought a copy. I'm not sure if it's done before here, or if people are intrested, but would it be nice to have a 'chapter-by-chapter' discussion about it?
I've just finished this one, and have others to read, all seem to have a similar theme, of religious friendly, a new god or messiah and jihad's. can anyone else who has read his works tell me if this is the predominant threme to his work?
First, I apologise if this has been done before.
For me, Dune has always been analogous with our own Middle East. Replace Spice with Oil and it all falls into place. He who controls the Spice, controls the Universe. Where would we be without the black stuff?
Written in 1965, it’s probably...