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Frank Herbert – Chapterhouse: Dune (1985) Review

After four stellar novels in the Dune series, the fifth one, Heretics of Dune (1984), left me spinning. The original Atreides people were all gone and new elements and political factions entered the story that felt divorced from what the … Continue reading

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Frank Herbert – Heretics of Dune (1984) Review

Another giant leap into the future; another 1500 years. The Worm may be long gone, but his impact upon the universe still reverberates through the ages. The Tyrant is still a daily topic of conversation; at least among the Bene … Continue reading

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Frank Herbert – God Emperor of Dune (1981) Review

Back in the early 2000’s, when miniseries appeared of Dune and Children of Dune, some whispering could be heard: “Will they do God Emperor as well? Will they?” But they didn’t. It was, perhaps, too strange a novel. Too outré … Continue reading

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Frank Herbert – Children of Dune (1976) Review

Previous in this series: Dune (1965) Dune Messiah (1969) Dune, the first novel of the series and a glorious achievement on its own, made the transcendence of Paul Atreides seem like a rather straightforward affair. He had the genes, the … Continue reading

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Frank Herbert – Dune Messiah (1969) Review

Series: Dune (book 2) My rating: 8.5/10 For all of Dune’s accomplishments, it remains a very basic Campbellian Hero’s Journey, and as such it feels like Frank Herbert never had any sequel in mind when he wrote it. Young Paul … Continue reading

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Frank Herbert – Dune (1965) Review

9.5/10 What could I possibly say about Dune that hasn’t already been said by countless reviewers through the years? I’m not sure, but I’m going to write a review nonetheless. Now, if you don’t know Dune, you probably don’t read … Continue reading

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