Title: The Green Brain

Author: Frank Herbert

Category: Fiction

Page Count: 160

Rating: 3.5/5

There’s some pretty solid stuff here, some sci-fi goodness that’s almost Asimovian in the way that it throws ethical quandaries at you and almost Kingian in the way that it freaks you out. I should tell you right now that if you’re disturbed by the idea of a human being made entirely from insects that are able to work together to mimic speech, you should avoid this one. And if you’re not, what’s wrong with you?

Still, I did find that it over-relied on certain parts of the plot, while others were weak and didn’t feel as fleshed out as perhaps they could have been. It ended up being just okay, a reasonably good old-school sci-fi read that gets you scratching your head at times. But I’ll be honest, the main thing I took from it is that bugs are creepy.

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