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The Heaven Makers by Frank Herbert

The Heaven Makers (1968)

by Frank Herbert

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The aliens toyed with human lives because they were bored - and doomed to be immortal."" ( )
  Cheryl_in_CC_NV | Jun 6, 2016 |
...The Heaven Makers was a quick read and it is a little dated. I rather enjoyed it though. Herbert is much more occupied by the idea of our alien overlords and the consequences of immortality than the development of his characters, a failing of several of his early novels. With it's rather straightforward plot, is not Herbert's most memorable work. I very much doubt it will see print again any time soon. That being said, it is far from his worst either. If you like Herbert's work, you'll not want to skip this one. Hard to find as it may be it.

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Every man is as Heaven made him, and sometimes a great deal worse.

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SCIENCE FICTION. Immortal aliens have observed Earth for centuries, making full sensory movies of wars, natural disasters, and horrific human activitiesall to relieve their endless boredom. When they finally become jaded by ordinary, run-of-the-mill tragedies, they find ways to create their own disasters, just to amuse themselves. But interfering with human activities is forbidden, and the authorities have been known to check on these matters from time to time. However, by the time Investigator Kelexel arrives to investigate, the trouble has been going on for a long, long timeand things are really getting out of hand.… (more)

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