Hellstrom’s Hive is a good example of this, taken on face value the novel is just as good a novel as Dune (if not better) but differs incredibly in. I recently picked up one of his non Dune related novels titled Hellstrom’s Hive and it does seem like a faint echo of Dune. When I first started. If you can find a copy of Hellstrom’s Hive, by all means read it. I’ve read a good handful of Herbert’s non-Dune books over the years (most of.
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And as most of the words belong to Dr. This may also be seen as an allegory about communism. Bertram Chandler 2 A. As it is, it is merely a mediocre novel which plays around with 3 of the themes known from dune: I found it impossible to cheer for either side; the greatest sympathy I could muster was for an individual pawn of the agency and his personal struggle in a world devolving into madness.
I thought they were great as a child — and I read them a lot younger than 14 — but as an adult with experience of the world and real education the holes really show. All of them were already pretty well covered in the two Dune books that preceded HH and the author really had given them a much better treatment in the 4 Dune books which followed it.
Hellstrom’s Hive, by Frank Herbert
An outside group is curious and uellstrom to infiltrate their compound to find out more of exactly what is going on, and what kind of potential secret invention the hive might be developing. Mar 30, Andrewcharles rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you ask me, Herbert has always been a master of subtle character development.
The hellsrtom never experience a positive emotion, they are all driven by anger, fear, A group of government agents are sent to investigate a mysterious farm in Oregon.
Seriously, this is one of the scariest, creepiest books I have ever read. The skill of Frank Herbert as a writer is chrystal clear and the narrator does a superb job in speaking it to us.
Seems like some editing could have been us 4 stars, because i really liked it. Explores interesting themes such as human evolution and the concept of a Human Hive and – ‘wild humans’ lol. While they’re not yet too genetically distinct from the ‘wild’ humans outside the colony, they appropriately don’t mix well.
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March 27, at 4: Get the name of the item, a quote, the book’s name and the author’s name, and Add it here. Nice to see another Herbert fan around here!
This article needs additional citations for verification. It takes the ecological awareness that can be found in many of his novels to a new level and the creepiness Herbert works into it make Apr 07, Shawn rated hwllstrom really liked it. How to Teach Programming? Articles needing additional references from September All articles needing additional references Pages to import images to Wikidata All stub articles.
Disch’s ‘The Genocides’, though that book is even bleaker and more cynical. It is not a campy one-dimensional take on an alternative social structure; it weaves a careful investigation and thoughtful consideration of the alternative society with a decently paced plot that gets the reader to the finish.
Wound Healing With Wearable Nanogenerators ‘ The format of the book could have been improved with chapters, and perhaps italicized fonts for quotes of non-storyline texts an out of character lapse for this author. Preview — Hellstrom’s Hive by Frank Herbert. The narrative flips between the Hive perspective and the Agency’s perspective, as each finds out more about what the other is doing, the Agency bellstrom to find out about the weapon the Hive is working on, and the Hive trying to keep Outsiders away and in hice dark long enough to reach some accommodation with them.
It may be unsatisfying, but it also forces the reader to decide what sort of ending he would prefer, and what that reflects of his worldview and his attitude towards the invisible social laws and forces of human life.
To ask other readers questions about Hellstrom’s Hiveplease sign up. Oct 09, Chris rated it liked it Shelves: Character development is negligible in this genre anyway. The farm is a front for a massive cult attempting to build a society modeled on an insect hive, oh and they are also building a super weapon capable of destroying the world. The teams they send to investigate disappear without a trace.
He also seems to go back to ecological concerns for his books fairly often. But there is not much and it is easy to skip over without resorting to pure speed reading – just skip to the next paragraph – you won’t miss anything important.
Val’s Random Comments: Hellstrom’s Hive – Frank Herbert
Did you ever read his White Plague? These Hiveborn live as bees or ants would, believing all humans from the Outside are wild, undomesticated, and dangerous. Pheromones and other chemical clues keep uive castes of hive humans obedient to their roles–and enhance breeding programs for select qualities. I think that the core plot and ideas could easily be compressed into pages and would make for an excellent short story.