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Classic Science Fiction Stories by Frank Herbert (Unexpurgated Edition) (Halcyon Classics) [Kindle Edition]

Frank Herbert
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Book Description

This Halcyon Classics ebook collection contains three classic science fiction stories by Frank Herbert, author of 'Dune.' Includes an active table of contents for easy navigation.


Missing Link
Operation Haystack
Old Rambling House

This unexpurgated edition contains the complete text, with minor errors and omissions corrected.

Product Details

  • File Size: 136 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.; First edition (December 27, 2009)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0032AM9KO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #666,771 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful March 11, 2013
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This book contains 3 stories. The first 2 share the same main characters. the third stands alone. In the first two a field opprative has to figure out what's going on so that a problem is solved. First he has to find a kidnaped crew before a deadline that will destroy a satiant populaiton. The second is a little more complex. He has to figure out how a political group is taking over whole governments with out firing a shingle shot, before another election. Lastly we have a story about aliens enlisting humans to do thier dirty work, house that is a space ship. simple fun reading.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Not of the same caliber as his novels May 16, 2014
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I’m not a habitual reader of science fiction, but I’ve always loved the work of Frank Herbert. In fact, one reason I stopped reading sci-fi is because I couldn’t find another writer who measured up to him. His Dune books are phenomenal, and I also enjoyed his WorShip series of novels, beginning with Destination: Void. Before he achieved fame as a novelist, Herbert, like many sci-fi authors, got his start penning short stories for the pulp magazines. Three of his stories from the late 1950s (only three as far as I can tell, unfortunately) are now in the public domain, and available for free download as ebooks at Amazon or Project Gutenberg.

“Old Rambling House” was originally published in the April 1958 issue of Galaxy Science Fiction. A young married couple, expecting their first child, is eager to buy a house. They find another couple who is willing to trade a house for their small trailer. When they visit the house in question, however, and see how large, modern, and luxurious it is, they can’t help but wonder, what’s the catch? The story is obviously leading to a surprise ending, and when it comes it’s even weirder than expected, but a little confusing and hard to follow.

“Missing Link” was originally published in the February 1959 issue of Astounding Science Fiction. Field agents Stetson and Orne of the Investigation & Adjustment department of the Galactic Federation, land on a foreign planet. Their mission is to find a crashed Federation ship and to assess the hostility of an alien species in order to determine whether it is worthy of contact or destruction. While plenty of other sci-fi authors create alien races, here Herbert demonstrates his remarkable talent for creating fully realized alien cultures, complete with their own history, mythology, and ethics.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Sci-fi stories March 14, 2013
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Not much different from other short stories from this time period. Simple clean entertainment.
Good one to borrow if you can.
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5.0 out of 5 stars You can't go wrong with Frank Herbert. February 26, 2013
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I only wish they had "The Worlds of Frank Herbert" on Kindle!!! So I could get all the Jorge X McKie stories together.
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Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first sf story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of Dune World and The Prophet of Dune that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965.

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