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The Lazarus Effect by Frank Herbert

The Lazarus Effect (original 1983; edition 1983)

by Frank Herbert (Author), Bill Ransom (Author), Abe Echevarria (Cover artist)

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Title:The Lazarus Effect
Authors:Frank Herbert (Author)
Other authors:Bill Ransom (Author), Abe Echevarria (Cover artist)
Info:Putnam Adult (1983), Hardcover, 381 pages
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The Lazarus Effect by Frank Herbert (1983)

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    d_perlo: So you have read Frank Herbert's Dune series and want more? Thy The Lazarus Effect, The Jesus Incident, and The Ascension Factor, also by Frank Herbert. This is his take on a water world.

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...I must admit I found the premise of the novel and the large scale developments Herbert and Ransom describe fascinating but I didn't care for most of the characters. The judge is mildly interesting, the lovers are not. There are a few other characters I haven't mentioned thus far, including a terrorist, a diplomat and ridiculously stupid historian none of whom were really engaging. Most of them seem to miss the sharpness, awareness and deep insights Herbert's more interesting characters share. Ship's unpredictable presence is also sorely missed in this novel. In short I have to really dig to find things I like in The Lazarus Effect. It is there for sure but buried a somewhat unfocussed plot, featuring bland and largely uninteresting characters. Add to that the unremarkable prose and you end up with a novel that readable but certainly not memorable. I'm hoping for better things from the concluding volume of this trilogy.

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  Valashain | Mar 20, 2013 |
It has some interesting aspects, but the plot isn't one of them. It's much too long and gets pretty tedious in the middle. And "Ship," the most interesting character in this series (this is the sequel to The Jesus Incident), is not in this book. There's a lot of talk about Ship, hints about his returning, but about halfway through the book that angle is just dropped, which is pretty disappointing. ( )
  comfypants | Jun 27, 2009 |
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A sequel to: The Jesus incident. Abandoned on a hostile nearly all-sea world, civilization on Pandora is split into two peoples who fight for control between themselves.

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