Hellstrom’s Hive is a good example of this, taken on face value the novel is just as good a novel as Dune (if not better) but differs incredibly in. I recently picked up one of his non Dune related novels titled Hellstrom’s Hive and it does seem like a faint echo of Dune. When I first started. If you can find a copy of Hellstrom’s Hive, by all means read it. I’ve read a good handful of Herbert’s non-Dune books over the years (most of.

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However, every aspect of the novel is fully hellwtrom the correspondence with modern green movements is eerie. Despite an ending that could have been better I enjoyed Hellstrom’s Hive a lot the second time around. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Val January 28, at 1: An insidious, well thought out story that is well written, creepy, properly gripping and thought provoking.

I still think The Dosadi Experiment is his best non Dune novel but this one is not that far behind. The teams they send to investigate disappear without a trace. In this metamorphosis, I find the most basic pattern for my understanding of the Hive. It’s written as a brainy, two-fisted tale – although there are repellent aspects to The Hive, they’re practically the good guys, as the Government agency and its agents are presented as self-serving assholes.

Explores interesting themes such as human evolution and the concept of a Human Hive and – ‘wild humans’ lol.

Audiobook sounds like someone reading Wind in the Willows.

In my mind this book seems to be a light warm up or perhaps a much needed combo breaker that helped Herbert to get into the mood for Children of Dune.


I don’t see the point in hashing over the story in a review.

I think that one is a bit harder to get into than some of his other novels. The vast majority of them born into the Hive, they have been genetically bred and modified, injected with hormones and mentally conditioned to within an inch of their life. Hellstrom’s hive is also an early ecological pamphlet. Want to Contribute an Item? The book takes time to delve into the perspectives of multiple characters, both inside and outside the Hive. Plus, there’s lots of sex – and sexism – present, the highlights being a major character’s demise as being ‘fucked to death’.

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Hellstroms Hive

February 20, at 7: It was something of an influence of SW, but a much bigger one — Lucas kept the hellatrom handy during production and used their terminology in the draft scripts — was the Lensman series. March 27, at Hellstrom, a kind of entrepreneur with What would happen if mankind structured itself as an insect hive, or more generally, if individualism takes the backseat and the common welfare is placed above the interests of the individual.

Jan 13, Aishe rated it it was ok Shelves: In Hellstrom’s Hivea group of early settlers in America decided to pursue a different evolutionary path. His admiration, and one suspects his sympathies, lie with the insects.

Seems like some editing could have been us 4 stars, because i really liked it. Finally, they convert some of their prisoners into “sexual stumps,” a term I will not explain but suffice to say it may be the most grotesque image I have come across in fiction. The agents never experience a positive emotion, they are all driven by anger, fear, A group of government agents are sent to investigate a mysterious farm in Oregon. There are mute drone workers chemically stripped out of free will, grotesque and sterile science specialists with withered bodies but superhuman intellect, inbred dim witted and docile hulks used for heavy lifting and etc.


The concept is good but delivered in an arcane manner that is hopefully buried in the ‘s. See 1 question about Hellstrom’s Hive…. Hellstrom’s Hive hit that sweet spot between interesting and lacking connection with life today to make it a great combination of both worlds.

Hellstrom’s Hive by Frank Herbert

The same painstaking level of detail, and slow methodical progress of the plot that actually worked well in Dune is actually painful at times. And yes, there is a weapon, and one of the most mind blowing defences of not using it that I hkve ever heard: A chilling and brilliant exploration into what it means to be human.

I reread it recently to see how it stood the test of time and was quite pleased. But they want to add human intelligence to the mix. Want to Read saving…. Apr 07, Shawn rated it really liked it. If you ask me, Herbert has always been a master of subtle character development.

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The green brain had insects adopting human like characteristics. What Did I Do in – Summary and eligibility post. Dead and dying workers return to the vats to become yellstrom and fertilizer. More a culture than a cult, he has helped created a utopian society, one free of fear, jealousy, hunger, and anger.