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    The HeavenMakers with changes by Frank Herbert?

    Postby Phaedrus » 16 Jul 2008 18:11

    I've read this book before, but I recently picked up another copy in a used book store.

    On the first page, there's a promotion/summary, and at the bottom, a box with a Publisher's Note.
    This novel was originally published in 1968. In the intervening years the author has found portions of the novel which he believed could be improved; and so, he has rewritten these sections for this edition.


    So now, I'm going to track down my other copy(I'm not sure if it also contains the changes or not) or another one, and try to find the changes. Anyone interested in the results?
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    Re: The HeavenMakers with changes by Frank Herbert?

    Postby A Thing of Eternity » 16 Jul 2008 18:48

    Phaedrus wrote:I've read this book before, but I recently picked up another copy in a used book store.

    On the first page, there's a promotion/summary, and at the bottom, a box with a Publisher's Note.
    This novel was originally published in 1968. In the intervening years the author has found portions of the novel which he believed could be improved; and so, he has rewritten these sections for this edition.


    So now, I'm going to track down my other copy(I'm not sure if it also contains the changes or not) or another one, and try to find the changes. Anyone interested in the results?


    Sure. Also, there were some major re-writes to D:V, I'm trying to track down an original of that one too.
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    Postby TheDukester » 16 Jul 2008 19:27

    As long as it doesn't say: "These changes were provided by Mr. Herbert's spineless son and a leech called KJA who has totally pwn3d the Herbert Estate." :shock:
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    Re: The HeavenMakers with changes by Frank Herbert?

    Postby Nekhrun » 16 Jul 2008 22:06

    Phaedrus wrote:I've read this book before, but I recently picked up another copy in a used book store.

    On the first page, there's a promotion/summary, and at the bottom, a box with a Publisher's Note.
    This novel was originally published in 1968. In the intervening years the author has found portions of the novel which he believed could be improved; and so, he has rewritten these sections for this edition.


    So now, I'm going to track down my other copy(I'm not sure if it also contains the changes or not) or another one, and try to find the changes. Anyone interested in the results?

    I am. I'm sure it can't be any worse than the original...right?
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    Postby Phaedrus » 17 Jul 2008 00:01

    TheDukester wrote:As long as it doesn't say: "These changes were provided by Mr. Herbert's spineless son and a leech called KJA who has totally pwn3d the Herbert Estate." :shock:


    Nope, Copyright 1968, 1977 by Frank Herbert.

    Just noticed on the copyright page:
    A somewhat different version of this novel was serialized in the April and June 1967 issues of Amazing Stories
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    Postby Laphtiya » 13 Oct 2008 03:01

    In another post I said that I picked up a copy of The Heaven Makers. This copy that I found was published in 19670. There are no notes or mention in the book that it has been re-edited or parts changed by FH.
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    Postby DuneFishUK » 13 Oct 2008 10:04

    Laphtiya wrote:This copy that I found was published in 19670.



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    Postby SandChigger » 13 Oct 2008 11:22

    That's the special solido edition put out by that Tupali publisher, right? I forget their name....

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    Postby Omphalos » 13 Oct 2008 11:39

    Runninfromdaman Publications.

    Editor-in-chief: Willie Makeit
    Secretary: Betty Wont

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    Postby Laphtiya » 14 Oct 2008 10:02

    LOL thats bad editing on my part. 1970 was the year.
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    Re: The HeavenMakers with changes by Frank Herbert?

    Postby dunaddict » 20 Jun 2010 13:59

    Nekhrun wrote:I'm sure it can't be any worse than the original...right?


    What are you saying? You think this book was bad? I finished this book last week and I thought it was one of the better non-Dune books by Frank Herbert I've read. Certainly more engaging than the White Plague or the Green Brain.
    Too bad the dutch title gave away the ending though: [spoiler]The Death of an Immortal[/spoiler]. Idiot translator.
    Oh well, I'm off reading Whipping Star now.
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    Re: The HeavenMakers with changes by Frank Herbert?

    Postby Nekhrun » 20 Jun 2010 15:17

    dunaddict wrote:
    Nekhrun wrote:I'm sure it can't be any worse than the original...right?


    What are you saying? You think this book was bad? I finished this book last week and I thought it was one of the better non-Dune books by Frank Herbert I've read. Certainly more engaging than the White Plague or the Green Brain.

    I thought it read like a fairly simple story, not quite what I'm used to from FH. It didn't really do anything for me, nor did it make me think of anything in a new or interesting way. It was somewhat entertaining. I haven't read White Plague, but so far I'd put The Green Brain at the bottom of my list as far as FH books go.

    dunaddict wrote:Oh well, I'm off reading Whipping Star now.

    That one I liked. :wink: It might be time for a re-read.
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    Re: The HeavenMakers with changes by Frank Herbert?

    Postby dunaddict » 20 Jun 2010 15:51

    Maybe you thought it was a simple story because it was a bit short?
    I liked the build up when the main character slowly realizes something is wrong in the world, while the reader knows exactly what "they" are up to.

    This dutch copy of mine has a very weird cardboard 'epilogue' glued to the back-cover, describing what happened after the last page. Is this the same in the original?
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    Re: The HeavenMakers with changes by Frank Herbert?

    Postby DuneFishUK » 20 Jun 2010 16:19

    The 1970 NEL edition has an Epilogue.
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