Tag: Event: Sci-Fi Month


Sci-Fi Month 2017: It’s a Wrap!

Posted 29 November, 2017 by Lianne in Miscellaneous / 2 Comments

Happy November 29th! Posting my wrap-up post a day earlier since I do my monthly wrap-ups at the end of the month…Anyhow, I hope everyone had a lot of fun with this year’s Sci-Fi Month 🙂 Just to recap, here are the posts that I featured as part of the event:



And that’s it for Sci-Fi Month 2017! How did you celebrate Sci-Fi Month? What was your favourite post or discussion? Did you come across something new that you wanted to check out?

Review: Heretics of Dune

Posted 27 November, 2017 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Heretics of Dune (Dune #5)
By: Frank Herbert
Format/Source: Mass market paperback; my purchase

In this, the fifth and most spectacular Dune book of all, the planet Arrakis–now called Rakis–is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying. And the children of Dune’s children awaken from empire as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love…

Of course, I’ve been meaning to finish the series as I mentioned in my last review of the Dune books, but given things that had been going on offline and my schedule, I didn’t think I would’ve been able to get close to finishing most of the books in time for Sci-Fi Month. But! I managed to squeeze in the fifth Dune book, so here we are, surprise review that was not originally scheduled for this month’s events. Yay! 😛

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Review: God Emperor of Dune

Posted 24 November, 2017 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

God Emperor of Dune (Dune #4)
By: Frank Herbert
Format/Source: Mass market paperback; my purchase

Centuries have passed on Dune, and the planet is green with life. Leto, the son of Dune’s savior, is still alive but far from human, and the fate of all humanity hangs on his awesome sacrifice…

So, fun fact: I read the first three books and then I stopped. I had started reading this fourth book but the massive time jump coupled with the end of the school year, I just never got around to picking up this book again…until now, that is 😛 Spoilers if you don’t know what the story is about or have not read the first three books to date (or seen the SyFy miniseries)!

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Review: Children of Dune

Posted 23 November, 2017 by Lianne in Books / 0 Comments

Children of Dune (Dune #3)
By: Frank Herbert
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

The desert planet of Arrakis has begun to grow green and lush. The life-giving spice is abundant. The nine-year-old royal twins, possesing their father’s supernatural powers, are being groomed as Messiahs.

But there are those who think the Imperium does not need messiahs…

Just to re-iterate from yesterday, like Dune (review), I had read this book in high school and greatly enjoyed it. In an effort to finally finish reading the series–and having picked up The Great Dune Trilogy published by Gollanz–I decided to re-read the book again 🙂 The first books had left quite the impression in my mind that despite going into this third volume having some memory of what transpired, I was nonetheless looking forward to revisiting this book again.

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Review: Dune Messiah

Posted 22 November, 2017 by Lianne in Books / 2 Comments

Dune Messiah (Dune #2)
By: Frank Herbert
Format/Source: Paperback; my purchase

Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known – and feared – as the man christened Muad’Dib. As Emperor of the Known Universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremen, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne – and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence.

And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul is directed against his lover, Chani, and the unborn heir to his family’s dynasty…

Like Dune (review), I had read this book in high school and greatly enjoyed it. In an effort to finally finish reading the series–and having picked up The Great Dune Trilogy published by Gollanz–I decided I would re-read the book again 🙂 I’ve been busy, but after reading an article on Tor.com about the miniseries) I was struck with nostalgia and decided to re-read it recently 🙂

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