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From an earlier thread, I've started to remember that it's been exactly long enough that I have forgotten most of the Herbert I've already read. I think the last time I read the Destination Void series or the Whipping Star series was I believe 1988....25 years this year.

So the question is, which series would you read first? Either The Whipping Star, then Dosadi Experiment OR Destination Void/Ascension Factor/Jesus Incident/Lazarus Effect?
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I haven't read any of them. I should.

How about the Green Brain!
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How about the Green Brain!


No, I haven't either... oh wait, what?
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I haven't read any non-Dune Herbert. Most of my reading comes from the library and I haven't really seen any non-Dune titles.
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I was just thinking it was long past time that I reread The White Plague.
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I actually just started reading Dune.
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Well it looks like it'll be fresh for a lot of people...So I think I'll have to take the reigns.

OK, team, we are reading Destination: Void... Read! Read like the wind!



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The Santaroga Barrier was one I particularly enjoyed. I should reread that one.
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MWChapel wrote:
Well it looks like it'll be fresh for a lot of people...So I think I'll have to take the reigns.

OK, team, we are reading Destination: Void... Read! Read like the wind!





I'm going on the local library web site. They can order books from around the state. I'm sure that I can get them to order this in there. It's been a while since I read some good SciFi.
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I read a short story where they want to take a piano into space. Really good. I suggest that.
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Huh, I didn't realize that D:V was part of the Jesus Incident series. Great series, by the way. I've read it 2 or three times. The White Plague was good, too, but really depressing.
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MWChapel wrote:
So the question is, which series would you read first?

Neither. I hate Herbert's writing style. It drove me crazy when I read Dune, but the ideas there were so great that I put up with it--at least, for a while. But there's a limit to my suffering.
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Huh, I didn't realize that D:V was part of the Jesus Incident series. Great series, by the way. I've read it 2 or three times.


It is a really interesting premise. I would tell people who haven't read it...

If you like the movie "Moon", then this is like that...on crack.


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The White Plague was good, too, but really depressing.



Yeah, it is significant as it was an early exploration on pandemic post apocalyptic themes that are so popular today. But not a lot of redemption to it.
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Looks like io9 reads BGG.
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MWChapel wrote:
Well it looks like it'll be fresh for a lot of people...So I think I'll have to take the reigns.

OK, team, we are reading Destination: Void... Read! Read like the wind!





I love this font and all the memories I associate with it and others like it. For some reason, I love everything about the trade paperbacks published in the 1960s to mid '70s, with their yellow edged paper, their crappy bindings, awesome cover illustrations, and cool hand drawn fonts.

And it wasn't all just crappy sci-fi like lots of people think either--I've got copies of Cat's Cradle and The Martian Chronicles from this era, and, of course, there's Dune in the same format as well as all of Heinlein's stuff.

No e-readers for me, folks, because you can't get the same feeling from looking at a screen.

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Diis wrote:
I love this font and all the memories I associate with it and others like it. For some reason, I love everything about the trade paperbacks published in the 1960s to mid '70s, with their yellow edged paper, their crappy bindings, awesome cover illustrations, and cool hand drawn fonts.

And it wasn't all just crappy sci-fi like lots of people think either--I've got copies of Cat's Cradle and The Martian Chronicles from this era, and, of course, there's Dune in the same format as well as all of Heinlein's stuff.

No e-readers for me, folks, because you can't get the same feeling from looking at a screen.

Diis


I have a set of Penguin Classics postcards that I arranged into a large poster at home. The designs are a bit older (more '50s and '60s) and not sci-fi, but they are awesome. I would love to see a similar set for trade paperback sci-fi and fantasy.

This isn't my arrangement (mine is much bigger), but it's like this:

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Diis wrote:
I love this font and all the memories I associate with it and others like it. For some reason, I love everything about the trade paperbacks published in the 1960s to mid '70s, with their yellow edged paper, their crappy bindings, awesome cover illustrations, and cool hand drawn fonts.

And it wasn't all just crappy sci-fi like lots of people think either--I've got copies of Cat's Cradle and The Martian Chronicles from this era, and, of course, there's Dune in the same format as well as all of Heinlein's stuff.

No e-readers for me, folks, because you can't get the same feeling from looking at a screen.

Diis


I have a set of Penguin Classics postcards that I arranged into a large poster at home. The designs are a bit older (more '50s and '60s) and not sci-fi, but they are awesome. I would love to see a similar set for trade paperback sci-fi and fantasy.

This isn't my arrangement (mine is much bigger), but it's like this:

I've run out of bookshelf space. Maybe that's what I should do with my old trade paperbacks.
No dear, it isn't another bookshelf - it's ART!

Although I'm doing my SO a disservice with that comment - he loves the books as much as I do.
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Hellstrom's Hive is a good read that's not Dune
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