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Published posthumously, this dystopian novel was written between Frank Herbert's classics The Dragon in the Sea and Dune.

EMASI! Each Man a Separate Individual! That is the rallying cry of the Seps, the resistance force engaged in a class war against the upper tiers of a society driven entirely by opinion polls. Those who score high, the High-Opps, are given plush apartments, comfortable jobs, every possible convenience. But those who happen to be low-opped live crowded in warrens, facing harsh lives and brutal conditions.

Daniel Movius, ex-senior liaitor, rides high in the opinion polls - until he loses everything, brushed aside by a very powerful man. Low-opped and abandoned, Movius finds himself fighting for survival in the city's underworld. There, the opinion of the masses is clear: It is time for a revolution against the corrupt superprivileged - and every revolution needs a leader.

©2012 Herbert Properties, LLC (P)2015 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
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  • Robean
  • 07/12/2020

Deep State? Inevitable.

Somewhat dated, in that paper documents and fax machines are key technology, but this was written shortly after 1955. Good story, good performance. It's not "Dune", but still a good ride with some interesting exploration of philosophical concepts about the cyclical nature of society/civilization.

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  • Generale
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Storia
    3 out of 5 stars
  • GrgF
  • 16/04/2021

Feels Incomplete

Performance of Scott Brick was excellent but the story feels like it is missing some intricacies or details that make it seem to jump from one conclusion to the next without a binding link.

  • Generale
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Lettura
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  • Storia
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Don Welch
  • 21/01/2021

A glimpse of America in the near future.

This is a good and quick story that is more relevant today than the era it was written in. It offers a glimpse of the looming Social Credit initiatives that will eventually make its way to America. It exemplifies the lording power of the political/educated class and disdain for the working class. As usual, Herbert peppers his good story-telling with poignant political quotes and observations.