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"A sea story of an imaginary war that comes very close to matching...any chronicle of real war.... A novel that ranks with the best of modern science fiction." (The New York Times)
"One of the few science fiction novels I'll recommend to anyone." (Pittsburgh Press)
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Decent story but drags a little as 95% of the story takes place in the submarine. Scott Brick's narration is good.
"Not anywhere near Dune"
This book was pretty standard sic-Fi from this time period. Which falls far below the high mark set by Dune.
"Deep Six Sleeper"
If it weren't for the pefect voice of Scott Brick, this story would put you to sleep. The technology is way out of date and the story sort of drags you through stuff already hashed out and improved on by Tom Clancy and other Submarine warfare writers. You have to look at tomorrow's world through yesderday's eyes. I'm pretty good at doing such things with most of Herbert's work, but this one is sort of too "old hat" to really get into.
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