Re: Axolotl Tanks.....what do you think?
Posted: 17 Jul 2012 03:21
DUNE DISCUSSION FORUM FOR ORTHODOX HERBERTARIANS
artistagent116 wrote:I've always wondered about the "revelation" in this book (Heretics of Dune) about the Axolotl Tanks being human women. Did anyone else go "Whoa!" when that was disclosed? All along, I figured the tanks were mechanical....not organic. The idea never entered my mind that the tanks were not some perhaps plasteel or plaz...liquid-filled...man-made vessel. Did I miss initial clues to the contrary? Could FH have had this purpose all along? Was he waiting for the latter part of the saga to expose this? Or did he one day decide to elaborate on the tanks for us, and create this shocking portrait? Or did I simply miss something?
Freakzilla wrote:The Green Brain?
Kralizec wrote:Freakzilla wrote:The Green Brain?
Given the timing of your reply, you may have been replying to me, but since I haven't read that story, I can't make the connections. Is it interesting? What's it about? (I admit, the title has always seemed so cheesy, it's just put me off!)
Freakzilla wrote:Hellstrom's Hive (1973) is a science fiction novel written by Frank Herbert. It is about a secret group of humans who model their lives upon social insects, and the unsettling events that unfold after they are discovered by a deeply undercover agency of the US government.
Jodorowsky's Acolyte wrote:Back to the topic of the tanks. I take it that they still have their heads attached?
Either way, I do wander how they manage to keep the reproductive functions of the female body still functioning when it is mangled and perverted as it is by the Tleilaxu.
distrans wrote:as I recall they had something like them in that book he wrote about the hive
called em 'stumps' and it sounded like they didn't have heads or chests