book: Hellstrom’s Hive

Frank Herbert. Hellstrom’s Hive. Bantam, 1974 (originally published 1972). 312 pages.

There’s a nice (and particularly horrifying) science fiction concept behind it. But everything else about the book – the plot, the characters, even most of the prose – is straight out of a B movie. It is actually based on a movie, which is now out of print, so I can’t tell what’s being faithful to a bad source and what’s just bad, but I guess it doesn’t matter much. Still, it’s certainly a unique and memorable book.

6/10 (Okay).


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