Last book you bought

Discussion in 'General Discussion Forum' started by Tagaziel, Jun 16, 2010.

  1. jero cvmi

    jero cvmi Look, Ma! Two Heads!

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    Oct 8, 2008
    Mary Shelley's Frankenstein: Or, the modern Prometheus

    Currently reading it, it's an awesome mix of Gothic horror and science fiction. Which is quite impressive for a 1818 text. In the editors' notes it is claimed to be "the first sci fi novel". I don't know if it is true, but it definately seems way ahead of its time.
     
  2. alec

    alec White heterosexual male Orderite

    May 21, 2003
    It's not true. But it's the most famous of the first SF books, one that actually survived time.
     
  3. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    I'm enjoying the first prequel book. It's not Dune, but then again, it's a book that gives a bit more background and shows the roots of the Dune as we know it.

    Erasmus is an interesting character.
     
  4. Cimmerian Nights

    Cimmerian Nights So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2004
    As is Vorian.

    You know, up to the end of that trilogy I felt Dune-Lite is better than no Dune at all. Sure they're fluffy and one dimensional, and don't really touch on themes/philosophy in the depth that F.H. did. But he left some big literary shoes to fill, so I was willing to enjoy these new novels for what they are. I know they are 'space opera'. I don't get hung up on canon. But even with those lowered expectations I - I've just never read a book before that had me rolling my eyes and groaning out loud before. They are really poor writers on so many levels IMO.
     
  5. [PCE]el_Prez

    [PCE]el_Prez Vault Fossil

    Apr 25, 2003
    Picked this up the other day:

     
  6. Tagaziel

    Tagaziel Panzerkatze Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Dec 10, 2003
    I approach it as a sort of a novelized companion book - instead of entries, I get a story that presents the foundations of the universe as it unfolds.

    It's not Dune, however, since it's not meant to be. Herbert's work was directly tied to Muad'Dib and his legacy, not what happened thousands of years before.