- Paperback: 336 pages
- Publisher: iBooks; New edition edition (27 July 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 074343479X
- ISBN-13: 978-0743434799
- Product Dimensions: 15.5 x 2.3 x 23.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 741,624 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
frank herbert eye Paperback – Illustrated, 27 Jul 2011
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About the Author
Frank Herbert was the Hugo and Nebula Award-winning author of the Dune series of novels.
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I was extremely disappointed. I suppose short stories, and especially SF short stories, are usually based on one novel idea, expanded a bit. The stories were very much, IMHO, based on a single poor idea (per story) poorly expanded. I'd read "Seed" as a teenager, thought it was good, but my memory was faulty - it's not that good, and apparently it's Herbert's favourite. It's "OK", and it's probably the best piece. Some of this stuff is laughably poor. Perhaps time has not been kind - maybe it read better 20 years ago.
I read it end to end, hoping things would improve. They didn't. Save yourself.
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'Eye' is a collection of short stories by Frank Herbert. Since Mr. Herbert's genre has almost always been Science Fiction, these stories are also. And to top off this wonderful collection, it's been illustrated (on the cover and with sketches inside) by Jim Burns, a world renowned British artist. The cover alone makes it worth your while to buy, as does Mr. Burns explanation in the back of the book as to why he chose this subject material in this color scheme. The 'Walking Tour of Arrakis' with its multiple sketches and descriptions were outstandingly and tastefully done.
But let's get to the meat-and-potatos of this book: Frank's mind. It starts out with Mr. Herbert's feelings about the making of the movie, Dune. Most insightful. Then we quickly move on to 'Rat Race,' a 25 page short story about first contact with aliens on earth and how that might come about. And how these aliens might perceive us. Freaky! Then we move on to a short version of 'Dragon in the Sea,' which actually became a novel and a series. The interesting part of this story is it shows Mr. Herbert's past experiences within the Navy. Then on to 'Cease Fire' which was undoubtedly my favorite story and only 19 pages long. Here Mr. Herbert shows us what he's famous for: diving into the human pysche and human power struggle from governments but doesn't do it overly-so. Thank Shai-halud!
All the stories are worth mention but I feel I'm already lengthy in my review. But pick up a copy of this book for your Science Fiction loved one this Xmas season. They'll love you for it. And you can ogle at the beautiful artwork.
There is a also a non-fiction essay about Herbert's feelings about the movie of Dune. I have to say, I hated that film at first, liked the "director's cut" (it's not really a director's cut) a bit better and sort of, kind of, liked the mini series done later on. But Herbert's take gives you the author's view on the adaptation of this unwieldy book.
"Dragon in the Sea", like many science fiction novels, started as a short story. It's always interesting to read the source material for longer works. This isn't a usual sequence in most fiction, but it's fairly common in sci-fi due to the pulp magazines that used to come out frequently and feature the masters of science fiction. It's sad to burn up your "seed corn" when you are an author, so more than one science fiction author has expanded on a short story and created a good novel. Prime example--Ender's Game was originally a short story. So was Anne McCaffrey's "Crystal Singer." Both made incredibly good series of full length novels.
I have reread this book several times over the years and I have given many copies as gifts to close friends. As a language arts teacher, I find "Try To Remember" to be profoundly thought provoking. But "The Tactful Saboteur" and "A Matter of Traces" are favorites as well because they are so insightful.
I highly recommend this collection because the stories are intelligent and entertaining. An excellent read! A great selection for a book club.