High-Opp

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Overview

This is FRANK HERBERT's never-before published dystopian novel, written between his classics The Dragon in the Sea and Dune.

EMASI!

Each Man A Separate Individual!

That is the rallying cry of the Seps engaged in a class war against the upper tiers of a society driven entirely by opinion polls. Those who score high, the High-Opps, are given plush apartments, comfortable jobs, ...

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Overview

This is FRANK HERBERT's never-before published dystopian novel, written between his classics The Dragon in the Sea and Dune.

EMASI!

Each Man A Separate Individual!

That is the rallying cry of the Seps engaged in a class war against the upper tiers of a society driven entirely by opinion polls. Those who score high, the High-Opps, are given plush apartments, comfortable jobs, every possible convenience. But those who happen to be low-opped, live crowded in Warrens, facing harsh lives and brutal conditions.

Daniel Movius, Ex-Senior Liaitor, rides high in the opinion polls until he loses everything, brushed aside by a very powerful man. Low-opped and abandoned, Movius finds himself fighting for survival in the city's underworld. There, the opinion of the masses is clear: It is time for a revolution against the corrupt super-privileged.

And every revolution needs a leader.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781614750383
  • Publisher: WordFire Press
  • Publication date: 4/28/2012
  • Pages: 234
  • Sales rank: 697,174
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.53 (d)

Meet the Author

Frank Herbert (1920–1986), winner of the Hugo and Nebula awards and a New York Times bestselling author, was born in Tacoma, Washington, and worked as a reporter and later as an editor for a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first science fiction story was published in 1952, but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication of “Dune World” and “The Prophet of Dune” in Analog. The stories were amalgamated in the bestselling novel Dune in 1965.

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  • Posted April 1, 2012

    There are so many type-O's in this eBook that I lost count befor

    There are so many type-O's in this eBook that I lost count before I was half-way through. Here are two examples: (page 407) "We week to raise humanity above its past heights." (page 452) "Movius felt every sense in his body come was a trap!" Phrases like this leave the reader wondering what the author meant to say and disrupt the flow of the narrative. It appears that the publisher rushed an unpolished manuscript to market with no more editing than a run through the spell-checker. This eBook doesn't do justice to Frank Herbert's legacy. I hope the publisher will recall it for revision.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2013

    If i could i would give this no stars

    Worst book ever some people want to sit down and read and think about wats going on in the book but this book you have to think of wat the words are because of the typos

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2013

    Holy cow, it's atrocious!

    I find it difficult to believe that the elder Herbert actually wrote this or, if he did, that he meant it as anything other than a leisurely project for his own enjoyment. The premise itself is unbelievable (what, we're going to be given jobs based on how we fare in the good old Gallup?), the characters cardboard, and the plot boring, plodding, and basically unreadable. Do not try to read it; if you like Herbert, check out the Void series or, better yet, the original Dune Chronicles.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 12, 2012

    Not meant to be a review, but a comment from the publisher in re

    Not meant to be a review, but a comment from the publisher in response to the previous reviewer. He read an early edition of the book, which has now been proofed and corrected by seven other proofers. While no book can be perfect, we believe we have taken care of  the typos.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted December 29, 2013

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