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Dune: The Battle of Corrin Hardcover – August 17, 2004
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- Publisher : Tor Books; 1st edition (August 17, 2004)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 624 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0765301598
- ISBN-13 : 978-0765301598
- Item Weight : 2.08 pounds
- Dimensions : 6.34 x 1.68 x 9.58 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #558,948 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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As far as an actual review of the entertainment value of the novel, lets just say there is much room for debate. I love the Dune series, and these prequel's are not the best. They do reveal some interesting story dynamics, but the author's tend to litter the story with excessive amounts of character's that they often remove from the plot too quickly. By the time you can pronounce a character's name, THEIR DEAD! Still, a great series, but I feel only the die hard fans are going to read these.
Dune is one of three science fiction series that has a fully comprehensive universe of, science, history, politics, ethics, morals, and more, across star systems throughout the known space. The way the Dune Novels focus on multiple story lines and character's at a time seems unique to this series, and helps to divulge the lives and logistics of a space-fairing society that has planet's like we have countries.
It's a space opera, plain and simple - and it's a GOOD one. I do think the authors tend to repeat themselves a bit and I did find myself glazing over during some of the introspective passages but generally, my imagination was caught in a tractor beam for the duration of my reading.
Now, I'm going to invalidate anything I've just said: I grew impatient and read the next book's cliff notes on Wikipedia so I can skip ahead. I'm excited to read the original novels and the prequels were meant to give me the setup. The skipping ahead may have been a result of some real life pressures that have made me impatient and I was also disappointed with the Kindle Price.
If you have the patience, I recommend reading the prequels. The stories are fantastic but the characters are relatable and I continually find myself rooting for both sides of the conflict. The periods of total immersion in another time and philosophy experienced by picking up these individual novels make the trip worthwhile. The key (generally & specifically when reading prequels) is to forget the bigger picture and series. Just enjoy the ride.
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I'm getting all the Dune extended sequence on Kindle after losing all of my books to loans and house moves so this is my second or third read of everything.
FFO: Robots, origin stories, blind House Atreides loyals.