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Dune - Frank Herbert

Using Book Likes you are able to find books you may be interested in, in many different ways. A very simple one is to log on and go to your dashboard where your friends and followers will post information on books they (normally) find interesting.

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photo 2018-05-03 16:11
Picture of mars, but it is very similar to the planet the story is based on.
Dune - Frank Herbert

I have recently started reading Dune by Frank Herbert. It is a fantastic book, as it is considered one of the best science fiction books of all time. I cannot choose just one single passage for the most vivid one. The book is so descriptive that in just a few chapters it feels like you know the characters and their predicament. The most important details are on what the characters are thinking. In italics the thoughts of the characters are displayed. Overall, I think anyone who likes sci-fi books would love this book. 

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photo 2016-01-10 19:37
Zero Lives Remaining - Nick Gucker,Adam Cesare,Frank Walls,K. Allen Wood

I finally received my signed, numbered limited edition hardcover of Adam Cesare's novella, Zero Lives Remaining, from Shock Totem Publications. Let me tell you, this sucker is freaking beautiful!

 

The book is designed to look like a VHS tape, and comes in its own clamshell case, which is designed to look like a 1980s horror flick. I remember seeing many a tapes like this in my local video store way back when (King Video in Allen Park, MI; now out of business or close to it from what I hear, thanks to a dispute with the building's owner... It's a shame, as the store had managed to keep up with the time and was one of the first video stores I can recall not only renting and buying VHS tapes from, but actually being able to find DVDs even when that technology was still in its infancy.), so this is a wonderful dose of nostalgia.

 

In addition to the wonderful kitsch value, there's even some trading cards and a fold-out insert interview. Obviously a lot of thought, time, and talent went into producing this title. I'm not by any means a serious collector of signed/limited hardcovers, but stuff like this (and IDW's upcoming NOS4A2/The Wraith collector's edition) is really hard to pass up. Particularly when it's so unique and well-crafted. This thing's got some serious production value!

 

I received #17 out of 100 print copies, and from what I hear these books are selling fast. You may want to hurry up get yours now!

http://shocktotem.bigcartel.com/product/zero-lives-remaining-hardcover

 

And check out the special movie trailer that was created for the book, directed by Mike Lombardo. https://youtu.be/ccHnjiKkEG4

 

 

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photo 2015-09-02 21:46

Don't know what it is, but there's just something about the aesthetics of that cover that I find pleasing. Can't wait to get stuck into the classic Dune series. 

 

Sadly it will have to wait. First i must finish Ian Kershaw's Hitler biography.

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photo 2015-04-04 05:32

Used book store haul! This was an unintentional theme.

 

*now I own part 1 & 2 of Maus!

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