EMASI--Each Man A Separate Individual!
That is the rallying cry of the Seps, the Separatists engaged in a class war against the upper tiers of a society driven entirely by opinion polls.
Those who score high in the polls, the High-Opps, live in plush apartments, with comfortable jobs, every possible convenience. But those who happen to be low-opped, find themselves crowded in Warrens, with harsh lives and brutal conditions.
Daniel Movius, Ex-Senior Liaitor, rides high in the opinion polls until he becomes a casualty, 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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About the Author
Frank Herbert (1920-1986) was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs—including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers—before becoming a full-time writer. He is best known for his classic science fiction novel Dune and its five sequels.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
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.
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
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.
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.