The worlds of Frank Herbert

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Gregg Press, Aug 1, 1980 - Fiction - 247 pages
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User Review  - Zantaeus Glom - Goodreads

Masterful sf by a witty writer of great skill. Thus far, I have found Frank Herbert's 'aliens' to be the most 'alien', his attention to fine detail is to be lauded; not only did I have great interest ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nathan - Goodreads

Being a long time fan of an author has certain difficulties, especially if your desire to love their work comes up against mediocre examples of it. It's happened to me with even some of my most ... Read full review

Contents

THE TACTFUL SABOTEUR
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BY THE BOOK
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COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE
75
Copyright

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About the author (1980)

Frank Herbert worked originally as a journalist, but then turned to science fiction. His Dune series has had a major impact on that genre. Some critics assert that Herbert is responsible for bringing in a new branch of ecological science fiction. He had a personal interest in world ecology, and consulted with the governments of Vietnam and Pakistan about ecological issues. The length of some of Herbert's novels also helped make it acceptable for science fiction authors to write longer books. It is clear that, if the reader is engaged by the story---and Herbert certainly has the ability to engage his readers---length is not important. As is usually the case with popular fiction, it comes down to whether or not the reader is entertained, and Herbert is, above all, an entertaining and often compelling writer. His greatest talent is his ability to create new worlds that are plausible to readers, in spite of their alien nature, such as the planet Arrakis in the Dune series.

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