|Embee - 2009-12-22 |
I want to share a private evening with this man and pick his brain over a bottle of wine.
Err... in the 60s
I think I'd rather meet his editor. The guy who wrung a genre-defining work out of "water is a metaphor for water" must have known what the hell he was doing.
|glasseye - 2009-12-22 |
|cognitivedissonance - 2009-12-22 |
On the one hand, I love Frank Herbert. On the other, he almost single-handedly gave science-fiction over to the fantasists, who have taken out any teeth it may have previously had as a genre about social criticism.
What about the Danger
I don't know . . . the books are about a culture that openly embraces eugenics and empire. Technology, information and production have been tightly controlled by oligarchs for thousands of years and the protagonist doesn't think too much about killing billions of people. The guy makes direct comparisons between himself and Hitler at one point.
There isn't too much moral judgement placed on the characters because such criticism really wouldn't have any place in the novel, in the same way that it'd be kind of weird if you had some guy writing enlightenment philosophy during the time of Roman empire.
Needs a 'beef swelling' tag.
pressed peanut sweepings
hey, if you were near omnipotent and utterly consumed with the survival of humanity, im sure you would make decisions that would ensure the deaths of billions of people. No glory in leadership. Life totally sucks ass.
Herbert's contribution to Space Opera led to it eventually becoming the primary mode of popular science fiction.
|pressed peanut sweepings - 2009-12-22 |
shit, sorry I didn't mean to rate my own video
|Keefu - 2009-12-23 |
The man who gave us Sex Ninjas and Secret Jews.
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