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Sisterhood of Dune by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
Sisterhood of Dune

abebt, February 5, 2012

Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson has continued the historical aspect of the Dune series started by Frank Herbert in their own fashion with the notes obtained from Frank's collection. The novel places the highlight of the Sisterhood or Bene Gesserit School founders after the battle of the thinking machines. Another balance act of revealing the foundation for the sisterhood, guild navigators, mentats, and the political battle between House Harkonnen, Atreides, and Corinno. Although not as action oriented as previous Dune novels, it provides a key historical background story to the series for fans who want to know more details as to why events unfold in the subsequent books. It still provides a philosophical, ecological, political, and religious aspect that the entire series attempts to portray in a multiple award winning science fiction genre.
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Infected by Scott Sigler
Infected

abebt, February 5, 2010

Infected is a great novel with short chapters that capture the readers into a part X-files, Fringe, and Stephen King feel for a mysterious infection that evolves in human beings. Characters are slowly developed in the novel and brief enough to keep the reader guessing as their important role in unraveling the mystery behind the blue triangles. Scott Sigler has stepped up his idea from online to on pages in this novel and can't wait to read Contagion. If I could add a half more star, it would be rated 4 and a half.
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The Winds of Dune (Dune) by Brian Herbert
The Winds of Dune (Dune)

abebt, September 3, 2009

Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson continue to keep the legacy of the Dune series alive with this additional title to one of the most epic science fiction series. There was definitely questions to fans of the Dune series on the journey of Paul Atreides into the desert of Arrakis and what made him return to push the messiah's agenda. Alia's rise to power and her struggles with her sanity gives further tension to the story line. Most Dune fans at this point want details and now have the opportunity to dwell deeper with this story line. Although the ending already had been set by the original series, it still creates a desire to review what Frank Herbert originally wrote. I would recommend this book to Dune fans.
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Death: A Life by George Pendle
Death: A Life

abebt, January 8, 2009

For those who like works from authors: Christopher Moore, Terry Pratchett, Neil Gaiman, and others will like this fictional autobiographical story about: Death. Simply put, the mystery of death is put into a sarcastic, slight twisted glimpse in historical view of the eventual noncorporeal being. Death comments about rather important western events in history and comes to a nonconclusive end to his role with the universe.
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Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal by Christopher Moore
Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal

abebt, February 3, 2008

Christopher Moore has the ability to mix humor with situations that are often viewed as serious, historical debates. In the case of Lamb, Moore provides us with a perspective of Biff, Jesus (Joshua) friend that pushes and often times reveals a humanistic view of the Gospels. Both Christians and non-Christians with a sense of humor would view this novel as entertaining and light hearted to an otherwise serious historical event.
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