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by Frank Herbert

Category: Contemporary
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Frank Herbert
ISBN: 0425069966
ISBN13: 978-0425069967
Language: English
Publisher: Berkley (December 15, 1983)
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Frank Herbert published this book in 1972, after Dune Messiah but before Children of Dune and the second Dune trilogy.

Frank Herbert published this book in 1972, after Dune Messiah but before Children of Dune and the second Dune trilogy. I can see how Herbert was beginning to flesh out his ideas about how gods are made and not born, and the effects of enforced peace and what that does to a populous over hundreds/thousands of years. I personally loved this book because of how it progressively changed. At first, like most books, it starts out confusing and in need of a backstory. Other than that the novel progresses very well and Frank Herbert chose a different style of writing for this novel than what I was accustomed to.

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Home Frank Herbert The Godmakers. Let us turn to finite existence instead. Let us consider a finite system in which a given being-even a god-might exhaust all avenues of knowledge, and know everything, as it were. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18. And the Nathian, Orne interrupted. Orne saw the image painted by the Abbod’s words, blurted: It’d be worse than death! An unutterable and deadly boredom would face such a being, the Abbod agreed.

Some portions were also under the title The Priests of Psi. ISBN: 978-1-61475-061-1.

The Godmakers (1972) is a science fiction novel by Frank Herbert. It explores the concepts of war and peace, good government and religious belief. It can be seen as a bridging novel between the all-human Dune universe and the ConSentiency universe series. It is a novel expanded from four short stories: "You Take the High Road". Appeared in Astounding Science Fiction, May 1958.

The God Makers is a book and film highlighting the inner workings and perceived negative aspects of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Ed Decker and Dave Hunt co-authored the book and film. Jeremiah Films produced the film. Jeremiah Films produced the film in 1982, expressing a highly critical view of the LDS Church, its practices, and its teachings.

Although Frank Herbert wrote short stories, he found his greatest commercial and critical success with his science fiction novels, especially the Dune saga. Dune, his signature work, is one of the bestselling science fiction novels ever and winner of the Nebula Award.

Chapter One You must understand that peace is an internal matter. Читать онлайн The Godmakers. They pray to the Overgod of Amel, monotheistic. There was a book of common prayers in the Tritsahin lifeboat

Chapter One You must understand that peace is an internal matter. It has to be a self-discipline for an individual or for an entire civilization. It must come from within. Chapter One. You must understand that peace is an internal matter. There was a book of common prayers in the Tritsahin lifeboat. They have a few wandering hermits, but as near as I can make out the hermits are spies for the Council. About three hundred years ago, a holy man began preaching a vision of the Overgod.

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The Godmakers - Frank Herbert. The Making of a God, The Amel Handbook. On the edge of a war-weary and devastated galaxy, charismatic Lewis Orne makes planetfall on Hamal. His assignment: to detect any signs of latent aggression in this planet’s population. Lewis Orne could not remember a time when he had been free of a peculiar, repetitive dream, when he had been able to go to sleep in the sure knowledge that the dream’s wild sense of reality would not clutch at his psyche. The dream began with music, this really hokey unseen choir, syrup in sound, a celestial joke.

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This is replacing a worn copy and in the top 10 of my favorite books. At almost 60 yrs old and reading a hundreds of books a year with a current spreadsheet of 1600+ 'keepers' on my shelves, this is saying a lot. I read the first 4-5 books in his Dune series and enjoyed them, but something about this particular book keeps me coming back to reread it a few times a year. The possibilities, the branching pathways internally, each time it has me come away with some new perspective on a different issue. It makes me think, which is what a good author worth his salt...does.
Frank Herbert is not necessarily the best at developing characters or even plot, but he is unmatched at introducing some of the most challenging ideas of his time. He is decades ahead of other sci-fi writers...less concerned with predicting dystopian futures than other sci-fi writers and more concerned with human survival/evolution and potential.

This story explores what it might be like for a human to evolve into a god. Very enjoyable.
A Herbert Classic. Metaphysics meets Sci-Fi-Fi
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Frank Herbert’s The Godmakers is a novelized collection of four connected stories that first appeared in the pulp magazines between May 1958 and February 1960:

“You Take the High Road” (Astounding Science Fiction, May 1958)
“Missing link” (Astounding Science Fiction, February 1959)
“Operation Haystack” (Astounding Science Fiction, 1959)
“The Priests of Psi” (Fantastic Science Fiction Stories, February 1960)

The story takes place in a far future after humanity has spread to many habitable planets. However, a war has devastated communication between the planets and humans have lost contact with an unknown number of them. An intergalactic governmental agency called Rediscovery & Reeducation (R&R) finds these planets and tries to bring them back into the fold, reeducating as necessary to ensure that they’re peaceful. If the found planet seems warlike, an agency called Investigative Adjustment (I-A) is brought in to assess the situation and decide how to deal with them. Destroying an aggressive planet is an option. The goal is to avoid another intergalactic war.

At the beginning of The Godmakers, we meet Lewis Orne, a new agent for Rediscovery & Reeducation. On Orne’s first mission he visits a planet that seems, on the surface, to be a peaceful agrarian society which wouldn’t at all be threatening. But Orne pushes the panic button and explains to his baffled superior at I-A how he intuits that the inhabitants are actually quite dangerous. Because of his sharp observations and keen logic, he’s quickly promoted to an I-A job.

As a new I-A operative, Lewis Orne visits another planet where the inhabitants are thought to have stolen a spaceship. Nobody can find it but, again, using his superior critical thinking skills, Orne solves the mystery. Then he gets injured and all hope seems lost — his injuries will kill him. To everyone’s surprise, he lives. It turns out that Orne has godlike powers and, in fact, he learns that he was made by humans who were experimenting with creating gods.

At this point The Godmakers is no longer an interesting story of the exploits and adventures of a clever I-A agent, partly because we know Orne’s powers are supernatural, but mostly because Herbert’s story now becomes a dull rambling philosophical treatise about religion, the purpose of gods, ethics, war, consciousness, chaos and energy. Still, Dune fans will likely be interested to notice the development of some of the themes Herbert addresses in his master work, including a race of domineering women who want to control the government by attaching themselves to important men and even running a secret breeding program.

Award winner Scott Brick narrates Blackstone Audio’s 7-hour audio version of The Godmakers. Anyone who reads classic SF on audio will be familiar with Brick’s voice, his perfect pacing, and his intuitive understanding of the characters.
"The Godmakers" is a slim little sci-fi novel published in 1972, but compiled from several short stories Frank Herbert published in the late 50's. It's not a great novel. Well-written enough, but a bit disjointed with significant gaps -- not surprising since it was obviously force-fit together to capitalize on the success of "Dune," published in 1965. Still, it was pretty interesting as a glimpse into the mind of a writer percolating ideas for a much more comprehensive work.

If the "Dune" series is Herbert's career-defining masterwork, "The Godmakers" toys with all the major themes that run through those later books. A galactic society of factious planets bearing the cautionary scars of a great war. A government with a secretive controlling agenda, and an even more secretive matrilineal subculture indirectly manipulating politics. The convergence of technology and paranormal power, and the emergence of a superbeing with perception beyond time and space. All those things in the mix of the 150 pages of "The Godmakers" are writ large in the fat volumes of the Dune series.

Always interesting to consider an artist's body of work, particularly one as renowned as Frank Herbert for revolutionary imaginings, and trace the arc that led them to their most famous creations. Things rarely spring fully formed from anyone's forehead, despite how it can seem at first glance.

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