Book Review: Dune

Dune
By Frank Herbert

My Edition:
Paperback, 883 pages
2010, Ace
ISBN: 9780441172719

Duke Leto Atreides moves his son and her mother to the desert planet of Arrakis in order to establish their new rule. But treachery lurks within the castle walls and Paul and his mother must learn to live in the inhospitable desert in order to escape their pursuers. But can they adjust to life where every drop of water is precious and sandworms lurk under every dune?

Guys, I don’t know how to blurb this book….because I didn’t enjoy it. –Gasp!- I know, it’s a sci-fi classic, but man, it just wasn’t for me.

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Book Review: Electric Forest

Electric Forest
By Tanith Lee

My Edition:
Paperback, 159 pages
1979, Daw Books
ISBN: ???

Magdala Cled, known only as “Ugly”, lives in a world where people are bred to be beautiful, healthy, normal. But she was born by a natural birth and is seen as a genetic mistake among the perfection of her peers. When a man shows up at her table one day during lunch, Magdala is presented with an opportunity that changes her entire life, but at what cost?

Jacob, over at Red Star Reviews introduced me to Vintage Sci-Fi month, wherein you read any sci-fi that was written before you were born. In my case, that’s prior to 1988. I featured Electric Forest on my Instagram a few weeks back for #coverwars and decided to start my year with it.

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