BOOK REVIEW: Dune Messiah, by Frank Herbert

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Dune Chronicles (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 293 Publication Date: 1971 Verdict: 4/5   Paul Atreides is Emperor of the known universe. But total victory has come at a terrible price. Billions are dead, worlds are in ruins, andContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dune Messiah, by Frank Herbert”

BOOK REVIEW: Paul of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Heroes of Dune (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 648 Publication Date: 2008 Verdict: 5/5   Paul Atreides is Emperor of the Known universe, but even he cannot fight the expectations of Muad’Dib. A man of honour and principle, PaulContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Paul of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Dune, by Frank Herbert

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Dune Chronicles (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 529 Publication Date: 1966 Verdict: 3/5 Arrakis. Dune. Desert Planet. Only on this one world is the spice melange located, and he who controls the spice controls the universe. The Atreides familyContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Dune, by Frank Herbert”

TBR and Beyond: June 2021

Welcome to the first in a new series of posts entitled TBR and beyond. On the last of the year, I make a list of all the science fiction material coming out in the year ahead. You can find the 2021 version by clicking on this link. The problem is that publication dates shift aroundContinue reading “TBR and Beyond: June 2021”

BOOK REVIEW: House Corrino, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Prelude to Dune (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 590 Publication Date: 2001 Verdict: 4/5 The tyranny of Emperor Shaddam Corrino deepens, as do the conspiracies surrounding him. But for all his attempts to force order upon the Galaxy, theContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: House Corrino, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: House Harkonnen, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Prelude to Dune (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 626 Publication Date: 2000 Verdict: 4/5   Leto Atreides has become Duke of Caladan, and has already fought off one conspiracy against his rule. But House Harkonnen is not done withContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: House Harkonnen, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

THE WISHLIST: Second Chances and Reexaminations

A little while ago I made a list of Heavy Hitters: Big names in the SF world that I wanted to try out. I started thinking of that list when I thought about authors I hadn’t read but wanted to, but as the list developed, I realised a lot of those names were authors I’dContinue reading “THE WISHLIST: Second Chances and Reexaminations”

BOOK REVIEW: House Atreides, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews-   Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Series: Prelude to Dune (#1) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 598 Publication Date: 1999 Verdict: 4/5 Leto Atreides, future Duke of Caladan, is a boy standing on the cusp of greatness. But if he is to achieve his father’s ambitions,Continue reading “BOOK REVIEW: House Atreides, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Navigators of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Tor Series: Schools of Dune (#3) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 412 Publication Date: 2016 Verdict: 5/5 Butlerian fanatic Manford Torondo and ruthless businessman Josef Venport have thrown the Imperium into all-out war. In the middle of the conflict stands Emperor Roderick Corrino, aContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Navigators of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”

BOOK REVIEW: Mentats of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson

-Click here for a full index of my Dune Saga reviews- Publisher: Simon & Schuster Series: Schools of Dune (#2) Genre: Space Opera Pages: 445 Publication Date: 2014 Verdict: 5/5 Torn between the technological advances of Venport Holdings and the fanaticism of the Butlerian movement, the Imperium stands on the brink of civil war. InContinue reading “BOOK REVIEW: Mentats of Dune, by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson”