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The Heaven Makers

The Heaven Makers Immortal aliens have observed Earth for centuries making full sensory movies of wars natural disasters and horrific human activities all to relieve their boredom When they finally became jaded by o

  • Title: The Heaven Makers
  • Author: Frank Herbert Scott Brick محمد قصاع
  • ISBN: 9780345344588
  • Page: 129
  • Format: Paperback
  • Immortal aliens have observed Earth for centuries, making full sensory movies of wars, natural disasters, and horrific human activities all to relieve their boredom When they finally became jaded by ordinary, run of the mill tragedies, they found ways to create their own disasters, just to amuse themselves However, interfering with human activities was forbidden, aImmortal aliens have observed Earth for centuries, making full sensory movies of wars, natural disasters, and horrific human activities all to relieve their boredom When they finally became jaded by ordinary, run of the mill tragedies, they found ways to create their own disasters, just to amuse themselves However, interfering with human activities was forbidden, and by the time Investigator Kelexel arrived to investigate, things were really getting out of hand

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    1. Frank Herbert is of course best known for his science fiction epic Dune, arguably the bestselling science fiction book of all time. "The Heaven Makers" is about 1/3 the size of Dune, about 1/5 as complicated, and feels stylistically very much like a mass market sci-fi paperback, the kind of thing you can find 100 of in any used book store. However, Frank Herbert does something really unusual in "The Heaven Makers." It's complicated and philosophical, but it's also gripping and hard to put down. [...]

    2. short and sweet classic herbertwasn't sure at first seemed a little dated but thankfully stuck with it and realised like most of herberts (non dune) works that the plot is really a vehicle for the themes he exploresally enjoyable and has a very satisfying finish. probably his most accessable book i've read

    3. A classic. Ludicrously described on the cover as "a gripping novel of the far future" while the action centres on 1960s mid-America (plus aliens), but don't let publishers put you off. The techno trappings are well enough done -- though we'd imagine micro-drones nowadays, for instance -- but the real focus is on individual and group psychology of humans and Chem.One of Herbert's best.

    4. Well I still don't like the manner of writing ( it is kind of disgusting for me) but may be it is the translator's fault. The book itself appeared to be very interesting, made me rethink about some existential problems I thought I already had answer to. What is it like to be an eternal being? On which stage of your eternal life moral dogma's borders "normal" people have become to fade away or you just born with this way of thinking? What is madness? What is freedom? This book really leaves you [...]

    5. Frank Herbert had me hooked with the Dune series, so what else can he deliver? The Heaven Makers, read by Scott Brick, is definitely an intriguing story. Love how the watchers look like "short Bela Lugosis" The story goes that we on Earth are being manipulated and recorded for the entertainment of a species of immortal beings. Not cool, man.

    6. Um livro curioso sobre extraterrestres que controlam o planeta Terra desde o início dos tempos, elaborando e construindo histórias manipulando as pessoas nas suas ações e comportamentos e gerindo a sua imortalidade. O livro incide sobre um dos percursos da manipulação de um personagem que faz com que 2 pessoas suspeitem que estão a ser manipuladas e a mulher é alvo de cobiça pelo investigador dos imortais. No processo de manipulação o interessante é verificar quem acaba por ser no fi [...]

    7. Originally posted at Fantasy Literature. fantasyliterature/reviThe Chem are a race of aliens unknown to humankind. Because they’re immortal, they’re bored. So, for entertainment, they broadcast drama TV from Earth. Fraffin is one of the most successful producers of human drama. Authorities from his home planet suspect he may be manipulating events on Earth, which is forbidden, so they send Investigator Kelexel to find out what’s going on. But Fraffin has a way of dealing with snoopy invest [...]

    8. The Chem are a race of aliens unknown to humankind. Because they’re immortal, they’re bored. So, for entertainment, they broadcast drama TV from Earth. Fraffin is one of the most successful producers of human drama. Authorities from his home planet suspect he may be manipulating events on Earth, which is forbidden, so they send Investigator Kelexel to find out what’s going on. But Fraffin has a way of dealing with snoopy investigators. All he has to do is trap them by tempting them with Ea [...]

    9. If you start thinking about it, then actionwise there wasn't much happening in this story, perhaps a handful of situations, no more. But from the psychological point of view, there was much to be enjoyed. Actually, that is the main reason why I love fantasy at all! The unusual setting and rules allows us to see what people would do in an extreme situations, when they are "pushed" over the edge, forced into difficulties, whether mental or physical, that don't occur in our everyday life on planet [...]

    10. This was one quick read and unfortunally from nowadays standard is not that interesting. This book deals with two stories that eventually join. In one hand you've got immortal alien beings (Chem) that use humanity as we use television and in the other hand you've got the current story that aliens are seeing dealing with a Man in a story with murder and love.The story deals mainly with psychological aspects of humanity and at the same time with the concept of immortality.Quite interesting ending [...]

    11. A quick and easy read; also what I'd happily call some of Herbert's less pleasurable fare - an idea that probably turned out not as quite as good as he'd envisioned when the seed of an idea first came to him. I'm not saying it's a bad book - it has many good qualities and interesting theories about humanity. I would just place The Heaven Makers as a so-so Herbert book that flushed out some less-than-stellar ideas to make way for the more fantastic ones to become books too. It's something every a [...]

    12. I wouldn’t call this book exciting per say… but it’s intriguing… These immortal aliens have a serum that keeps them going and because they live forever they are rarely allowed to have kids… which plays a big part in this book… but also what basically freezing yourself in time does… it is interesting to see how they use humans as entertainment… like being in a reality show… except you don’t know you’re being watched or even possibly controlled… but I liked their view of hu [...]

    13. The Heaven Makers was a quick read and it is a little dated. I rather enjoyed it though. Herbert is much more occupied by the idea of our alien overlords and the consequences of immortality than the development of his characters, a failing of several of his early novels. With it's rather straightforward plot, is not Herbert's most memorable work. I very much doubt it will see print again any time soon. That being said, it is far from his worst either. If you like Herbert's work, you'll not want [...]

    14. Currently reading this book now. Having just started on I will try to start writing brief discriptions on how I feel about the material as I read. This book for Herbert is a good balance of realilty and the far out Sci-fi he is known for. I just keep thinking about the Chem and if I would really get so bored with infinity as they do that I would look for such strange pleasures. Well just finished and liked the shorter read, some people complained from the lack of character developtment in this [...]

    15. The only Frank Herbert I've read other than Dune, and well worth the read despite its shortcomings. Like Bradbury, Herbert's sci-fi is more literary than most, with better character development and well-constructed prose and dialogue. The Heaven Makers has a great device in switching between the human and alien worlds that brought a nice dimension to the story. Had it been a bit more convincing about Kelexel's "come to Jesus" moment, and a little less rapey, this book would be among my favorite [...]

    16. The criticism that this is one of Herbert's worst books is accurate, but there are glimpses of talent and even genius in this otherwise silly and unfleshed short novel. It is interesting to contrast the broad and cartoonish perspective on the immortality of the Chem against the prolonged life and immortality of the God Emperor of Herbert's much more famous Dune, which took an entire series to develop. I recommend this book to sci-fi fans who still watch cartoons and won't be insulted by the lack [...]

    17. A quick, light read. Entertaining sci-fi. Herbert has a great style for depticting the minds and motives of his characters. Aliens who are "immortal" suffer from severe boredom. One of their greatest pleasures and cures for boredom are the virtual movies that the alien who owns earth creates about his creatures. The movies make you feel all the sensations of the "stars", including emotions.

    18. Definetly not Herbert's best. Nowhere near Whipping Star or Dosadi Experiment.I just felt it lacked direction. I was never too sure what this was supposed to be about. The glimpses of daily life were a grind.Could have been a good short story.I did appreciate the debate about the insanity of immortality towards the end, that's why I gave it 2 stars.

    19. Decent Psychology focused scifi about bored immortal aliens using earth as reality television. Wish there was a bit more focus on the alien culture, felt the ending was a bit rushed. Not terrible by any means but noticebly weaker than other Herberts, but the ideas were good and its technically well executed.

    20. ONE STARTRIGGER WARNINGS: slavery, sociopathy, violent content, domestic violenceIntergalactic kidnapping and rape. Well, intended. I decided not to see through whether the kidnapping and rape of a human woman by aliens was successful.Fucking awful.Not recommended.

    21. I was intrigued at first by the idea and though I found it predictable, it piqued my interest enough to at least see how it played out. Nothing grand in the story, however you do get the Herbert philosophy and depth in the end. A good enough light read. Take it or leave it.

    22. Pretty straight Herbert, and a quick read. Touches on a lot of the things he's interested in his books - hidden (and not so hidden) motivations, subtleties and minutiae, wheels within wheelsEven this short book rubs in how much better of an author F. Herbert is than his son Brian.

    23. Characters were interesting in beginning, but I didn't care about any of them. The fantastical and sccfi concepts seemed thoughtful in first chapters, but later I felt those concepts had been played out, so I lost interest.

    24. It inherits several themes from The Eyes of Heisenberg, mainly immortality, death, and power. The characters are reasonably well-done. This is one of the few FH novels to include even a short epilogue that details the aftermath of the main story.

    25. creepy and weird and very "abduction"-y. gives some food for thought on free will and the human spirit.

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