the wheels of if

the wheels of if book l sprague de campthe wheels of if by l sprague de camp (published in 1940)

7 short to very short science fictions stories written between 1938 and 1942. the first 2 are quite stunning for their time and involve alternative history. when reading the first few pages you might be shocked and check the date this was printed as the ideas are modern

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heretics of dune

heretics of dune book shaitan shai'huludheretics of dune by frank herbert (published in 1984)

stunning fifth book in frank herberts dune series. introduces the effects of the scattering path - also its back to the planet dune/rakis in all its desert life/death/glory/mystique

heretics of dune is a revelation with lots of answers/action/intrigue all the way. delving deeply into the superb missionaria protectiva of the bene gesserit bitches/whores
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god emperor of dune

God Emperor of Dune book cover review god emperor of dune by frank herbert (published in 1981)

the dune trilogy has been completed - what would you do next with one of the greatest science fiction stories ever?

if you are hoping for another clone of the original dune book then this will disappoint - frank herbert does what frank herbert does with each of the books - makes it very different to what you expected/experienced in the others
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battlestar galactica book

battlestar galactica book original battlestar galactica by glen larson and robert thurston (published in 1978)

the original battlestar galactica book that the 1978/1979 tv series and movie was based on. this story is the plot line for the television pilot show - saga of a star world.

if you have only seen the superb 2004 reboot series then the stories will be sort of familiar but some of the important characters have been radically changed!
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