The Dune Thread

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I’ve read everything Herbert wrote

He is one of my favorite authors
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Same here. More of a fantasy writer than the "hard SciFi" writers I really like but he gets a pass because he was so clever. :)
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I consider his novel The White Plague

one of the best

Is it science fiction? Not really


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I call him a PsiFi writer. Nearly all his novels require supernatural abilities for the plots to work.

The White Plague is an exception, as is Hellstrom's Hive.
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