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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Wolper’s quasi-documentary film The Hellstrom Chroniclereleased helpstromwas the inspiration for Herbert’s novel. Hellstrom’s Project 40 was a cover for a secret laboratory, a special team of agents was immediately dispatched to discover its true purpose and its weaknesses—it could not be allowed to continue.

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The agents never experience a positive emotion, they are all driven by anger, fear, jealousy, and hatred, and they betray and undermine each other at every opportunity. For the hive it’s a necessity to exist in harmony with the environment, not consuming more than can be reproduced. They genuinely find the Hive a safe and caring place. Nils Hellstrom, an obsessive entomologist who, somewhat smugly and sardonically, informs the audience that insects have been around long before humans, and because they are better adapted yive their surroundings, they will be here long after us as well.


If you are a big Frank Herbert fan like me, pick it up. Therin Yes, the documentary was Herbert’s inspiration. It reaches a “stopping point” — a sort of logical lull in the action — and then just stops. Thematically, there are no true protagonists and antagonists. This article needs additional citations for verification. The hive is now threatened with discovery by the outside world as a secret government agency attempts to learn what is happening in the valley which conceals the hive.

In ‘Hive’, these are among the aspects that Hellstrom and his people consider most important to their society. Why must the Messiah always be a male leader who comes to power in a strongly matriarchal society?

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Seems like some editing could have been helllstrom 4 stars, because i really liked it. As for the character development, you can pick any random ten minutes of listening and then you’ve got it all.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Some good classic SF from a very accomplished author. His admiration, and one suspects his sympathies, lie with the insects. View all 9 comments. As a teenager, SF stories were my favorite. Herbert creates a believable work of fiction from the rather implausible concept of an insect race developing technology and genetic engineering in parallel to us on earth.

Just as we must not let our teacher the insect consume what we require for survival, we must not launch a similar rampage of our own. Proudly powered by Monkeys. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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The concept behind it, and the general setting however are simply not as gripping or fascinating as those of Dune. Jan 22, Alan Fricker rated it really liked it Shelves: In order to encourage people to see a film that might otherwise be something of a niche interest, the film makers marketed it in the manner of a sci-fi thriller, and stitched together the very fine footage of insect life with footage of an actor pretending to be one Dr.


Nor is there a simple subversion of the same old symbols – Hllstrom. In the end, in a brutal parody of the Cold War, both sides achieve an uneasy truce, with both sides claiming victory to their own people whilst secretly gearing up for more confrontations further down the line. There will be spoilers in this review, if only helltsrom they show up early in the novel, and it would be impossible to tell you anything about the plot without spoiling a few surprises.

I own all six books in the Dune saga, and I more or less consider them an epic Science Fiction masterpiece. Herbert often mixed horror with his science fiction and I kind of wished he had focused more on the horror in this hige. A dead worker is usually sent to the Vats to hivee recycled as food. He is best known for the novel Give and its five sequels.

Hellstrom’s Hive, by Frank Herbert

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. Lots of interesting ideas on how to self organize, and societies built around genetic manipulation. Bertram Chandler 2 A.

This is a powerful story with intriguing characters and a couple of genuine heroes. It is not a campy one-dimensional take on an alternative social structure; it weaves a careful investigation and thoughtful consideration of the alternative society with a decently hivs plot that gets the reader to the finish.