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    Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby Ampoliros » 16 Sep 2009 21:16

    Noticed this wasn't in the list (Or did I miss it?) I've had it on the shelf for a while now, figured I'd give it a go and I'm loving it so far. After the first 50 pages I went and looked up the Hellstrom Chronicle:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7R8UN9zGD04

    Very Interesting movie.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby DuneFishUK » 17 Sep 2009 16:06

    I liked that film - Hellstrom is quality :)
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby E. LeGuille » 17 Sep 2009 16:25

    I watched this all last night, and went to bed. But -- man! What a movie! I loved the whole story about the black ants at the end though. I wonder if PETA was around to protest this back then...
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby Ampoliros » 17 Sep 2009 19:20

    Finished the book this morning and I really liked it. I really loved Franks approach of showing the story from both sides.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby Redstar » 21 Sep 2009 02:23

    Watched the entire film and must say I'm impressed. The actor portraying Hellstrom did a very good job at seeming both intelligent and delusional... I had Hellstrom's Hive in my room but had to return it and more to the library due to an accumulated bill. I'm more interested than ever to pick it up again.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby TheDukester » 21 Sep 2009 11:52

    Man, I've got HH just sitting here as an audiobook, ready to go at any time. I haven't gotten around to it yet, but you guys are making me feel intrigued ... :think:
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby Ampoliros » 21 Sep 2009 12:11

    Its worth it just for the poor guy who literally gets fucked to death in it.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby SwordMaster » 21 Sep 2009 12:16

    Ampoliros wrote:Its worth it just for the poor guy who literally gets fucked to death in it.


    spoiler!

    great book, i have not seen the film
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby Mr. Teg » 23 Sep 2009 05:10

    I still haven't read this one yet along with the Eyes of Heisenberg.

    I like the idea having a couple of books by Frank Herbert in reserve I haven't read yet.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 23 Sep 2009 12:41

    Me too, I've deliberately stopped reading them so that I can do maybe one a decade from now on, might make it at least half way until I die.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby ahnnah » 20 Dec 2011 12:57

    So I can see that this thread is really old but HH was one of my favorites. I plowed through that thing like a stoner through a bag of funions.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby Freakzilla » 20 Dec 2011 16:02

    I'd rather you revive an old topic than start a duplicate one. :D
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby ahnnah » 20 Dec 2011 16:09

    Freakzilla wrote:I'd rather you revive an old topic than start a duplicate one. :D



    ... again. :oops:
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby JimmytheT » 26 May 2012 13:50

    Just finished this one today, and very much enjoyed it, particularly the implications of the last couple of chapters.
    On a seperate note, I think I am going to take a Frank Herbert break for a bit.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby Serkanner » 26 May 2012 17:03

    JimmytheT wrote:Just finished this one today, and very much enjoyed it, particularly the implications of the last couple of chapters.
    On a seperate note, I think I am going to take a Frank Herbert break for a bit.


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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby D Pope » 26 May 2012 17:14

    Serkanner wrote:
    JimmytheT wrote:Just finished this one today, and very much enjoyed it, particularly the implications of the last couple of chapters.
    On a seperate note, I think I am going to take a Frank Herbert break for a bit.


    Impossible :wink:


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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby Serkanner » 26 May 2012 17:22

    D Pope wrote:
    Serkanner wrote:
    JimmytheT wrote:Just finished this one today, and very much enjoyed it, particularly the implications of the last couple of chapters.
    On a seperate note, I think I am going to take a Frank Herbert break for a bit.


    Impossible :wink:


    He'll haunt your dreams...

    I find it difficult not to comapare other works to his.
    :)

    edit; not that it isn't good to shift gears once in a while


    Since I have become a Frank Herbert fan, the odd 30 years ago, I have read so many other authors that Frank isn't always on my mind (any more) when reading. I do however "judge" quality on the Frank Herbert scale. Some score high, others not so high.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby D Pope » 26 May 2012 17:26

    Serkanner wrote:
    D Pope wrote:
    Serkanner wrote:
    JimmytheT wrote:Just finished this one today, and very much enjoyed it, particularly the implications of the last couple of chapters.
    On a seperate note, I think I am going to take a Frank Herbert break for a bit.


    Impossible :wink:


    He'll haunt your dreams...

    I find it difficult not to comapare other works to his.
    :)

    edit; not that it isn't good to shift gears once in a while


    Since I have become a Frank Herbert fan, the odd 30 years ago, I have read so many other authors that Frank isn't always on my mind (any more) when reading. I do however "judge" quality on the Frank Herbert scale. Some score high, others not so high.

    That's what I mean, FH sets the standard.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby Serkanner » 26 May 2012 17:47

    D Pope wrote:
    Serkanner wrote:
    D Pope wrote:
    Serkanner wrote:
    JimmytheT wrote:Just finished this one today, and very much enjoyed it, particularly the implications of the last couple of chapters.
    On a seperate note, I think I am going to take a Frank Herbert break for a bit.


    Impossible :wink:


    He'll haunt your dreams...

    I find it difficult not to comapare other works to his.
    :)

    edit; not that it isn't good to shift gears once in a while


    Since I have become a Frank Herbert fan, the odd 30 years ago, I have read so many other authors that Frank isn't always on my mind (any more) when reading. I do however "judge" quality on the Frank Herbert scale. Some score high, others not so high.

    That's what I mean, FH sets the standard.
    Thanks Serk!


    Indeed Master D ... Frank has and still is setting the standard. Some who reach that standard are called "critical darlings" by less talented writers.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby JimmytheT » 27 May 2012 22:24

    Well I am now reading "Burmese Days" by Orwell, so as far as the quality of writing on a Frank Herbert scale, I would say his writing ranks pretty high up there.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby ULFsurfer » 28 May 2012 08:56

    I recently got a copy of Hellstrom, one of the few FH novels I still haven't read. I think after I'm done with Children of Dune I will get on this one. I'm pretty excited after what I have read here!
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby Mr. Teg » 28 May 2012 20:24

    ULFsurfer wrote:I recently got a copy of Hellstrom, one of the few FH novels I still haven't read. I think after I'm done with Children of Dune I will get on this one. I'm pretty excited after what I have read here!



    After reading Dune, naturally you want more.
    You will be pleasantly surprised to discover Frank explores the same core themes in most if not all his books, even though the story and characters change ( how can I say the coffee hasn't quite kickrd in yet today), you still feel like you are getting some Dune...unlike other authors, just another nrw title.
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    Re: Hellstrom's Hive

    Postby distrans » 04 Jan 2013 01:50

    good read,
    the hive came up short on internal communications at the end,
    didnt jive with the technology and mentality they owned if you ask me
    but whatever

    they really went easy on the wild human establishment at the end

    this disappointed me
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