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Cybernetic Science Fiction: Frank Herbert’s Destination: Void

5 Aug

On a recent trip to Bristol I came across a 1967 Penguin first edition of Frank Herbert’s early science-fiction novel Destination: Void. Herbert is of course better-known for his Dune series, which I know only through the David Lynch’s 1984 film adaptation.

Destination: Void follows a group of scientists on a space ship launched from Earth to colonise planets in the Tau Ceti star system. The ship the scientists are traveling on, which also includes a large number of colonists preserved in hibernation tanks during the journey, is controlled by a specially-grown human brain linked up to the ship’s computers and mechanical systems.

The cover of the 1967 Penguin first edition of Destination: Void

The cover of the 1967 Penguin first edition of Destination: Void

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