Under Pressure (Google eBook)

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Classics Collection, 1974 - Fiction - 220 pages
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 In the 21st century, Ensign John Ramsay is assigned to find the saboteur of an American subtug that steals desperately needed oil from underwater deposits in enemy territory.

   Frank Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs--including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers--before becoming a full-time writer. He died in 1986.

  

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User Review  - John - Goodreads

1977 grade B Read full review

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User Review  - Santiago Giraldo - Goodreads

Before reading Dune, I found Under Pressure at the school library, and it was this book that actually introduced me to Frank Herbertīs work. A taut psychological thriller, the characters are neatly ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
26
Section 2
36
Section 3
43
Section 4
53
Section 5
72
Section 6
103
Section 7
119
Section 8
164
Section 9
172
Section 10
211
Section 11
264
Section 12
300
Section 13
301

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About the author (1974)

Frank Herbert was born Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. in Tacoma, Washington on October 8, 1920. He worked originally as a journalist, but then turned to science fiction. His Dune series has had a major impact on that genre. Some critics assert that Herbert is responsible for bringing in a new branch of ecological science fiction. He had a personal interest in world ecology, and consulted with the governments of Vietnam and Pakistan about ecological issues. The length of some of Herbert's novels also helped make it acceptable for science fiction authors to write longer books. It is clear that, if the reader is engaged by the story---and Herbert certainly has the ability to engage his readers---length is not important. As is usually the case with popular fiction, it comes down to whether or not the reader is entertained, and Herbert is, above all, an entertaining and often compelling writer. His greatest talent is his ability to create new worlds that are plausible to readers, in spite of their alien nature, such as the planet Arrakis in the Dune series. Frank Herbert died of complications from pancreatic cancer on February, 11, 1986, in Madison, Wisconsin. He was 65.

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