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By A Customer
This review is from: Eye (Hardcover)
I had high hopes for the book. I'm a fan of SF and like the Dune series, and had come across Herbert's short fiction many years ago.
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.