Children of Dune

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Gollancz

ISBN: 9781473233782


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The epic that began with the HUGO and NEBULA Award-winning classic DUNE -- now a major motion picture from the director of Blade Runner 2049 and Arrival -- continues ... The sand-blasted world of Arrakis has become green, watered and fertile. Old Paul Atreides, who led the desert Fremen to political and religious domination of the galaxy, is gone. But for the children of Dune, the very blossoming of their land contains the seeds of its own destruction. The altered climate is destroying the giant sandworms, and this in turn is disastrous for the planet's economy. Leto and Ghanima, Paul Atreides's twin children and his heirs, can see possible solutions - but fanatics begin to challenge the rule of the all-powerful Atreides empire, and more than economic disaster threatens ...

Paul of Dune

PAUL OF DUNE begins the story of those twelve fateful years and the wars of the jihad of Paul Muad'Dib. It is an epic of battle and betrayal; of love and idealism; of ambition and intrigue.

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848943342

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Between the end of Frank Herbert's DUNE and his next novel DUNE MESSIAH lies a mystery: how a hero adored by a planet became a tyrant hated by a universe. PAUL OF DUNE begins the story of those twelve fateful years and the wars of the jihad of Paul Muad'Dib. It is an epic of battle and betrayal; of love and idealism; of ambition and intrigue. Above all, it is the story of how Paul Atreides – who achieved absolute power when scarcely more than a boy – changes from an idealist into a dictator who is the prisoner of the bureaucrats and fanatics who surround him. 'Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision.' Dean Koontz

Sandworms of Dune

BY FRANK HERBERT Dune Dune Messiah Children of Dune God Emperor of
Dune Heretics of Dune Chapterhouse: Dune BY FRANK HERBERT, BRIAN
HERBERT, AND KEVIN J. ANDERSON The Road to Dune (includes the original
short ...

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429917964

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Book Two in the stunning conclusion to Frank Herbert's worldwide bestselling Dune Chronicles At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, Chapterhouse: Dune, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past--including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica--to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them. Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Sisterhood of Dune

Thanks to Frank Herbert's enthusiastic readers, Dune became the first novel ever
to win both of science fiction's highest honors, the Hugo Award and the Nebula
Award. Later, as the number of fans grew, Children of Dune became the first ...

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429986573

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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It is eighty-three years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind. The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor, blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the jungle planet Rossak as the first Reverend Mother. The descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built Venport Holdings, using mutated, spice-saturated Navigators who fly precursors of Heighliners. Gilbertus Albans, the ward of the hated Erasmus, is teaching humans to become Mentats...and hiding an unbelievable secret. The Butlerian movement, rabidly opposed to all forms of "dangerous technology," is led by Manford Torondo and his devoted Swordmaster, Anari Idaho. And it is this group, so many decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, which begins to sweep across the known universe in mobs, millions strong, destroying everything in its path. Every one of these characters, and all of these groups, will become enmeshed in the contest between Reason and Faith. All of them will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Great Dune Trilogy

Three of the greatest SF novels in the world in one bumper omnibus 'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST Herbert's evocative, epic tales are set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and ...

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1473226570

Category: Fiction

Page: 912

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Three of the greatest SF novels in the world in one bumper omnibus 'An astonishing science fiction phenomenon' WASHINGTON POST Herbert's evocative, epic tales are set on the desert planet Arrakis, the focus for a complex political and military struggle with galaxy-wide repercussions. Arrakis is the source of spice, a mind-enhancing drug which makes interstellar travel possible; it is the most valuable substance in the galaxy. When Duke Atreides and his family take up court there, they fall into a trap set by the Duke's bitter rival, Baron Harkonnen. The Duke is poisoned, but his wife and her son Paul escape to the vast and arid deserts of Arrakis, which have given the planet its nickname of Dune. Paul and his mother join the Fremen, the Arrakis natives, who have learnt to live in this harsh and complex ecosystem. But learning to survive is not enough - Paul's destiny was mapped out long ago and his mother is committed to seeing it fulfilled.

Mentats of Dune

Book Two of the Schools of Dune Trilogy Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson.
vessel bore the golden-lion ... Instead, the children of Emperor Jules—Salvador,
Roderick, and Anna—had three different mothers, all concubines. Gilbertus's
thorough ...

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429949767

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity's future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal—to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family's downfall. Meanwhile, Josef Venport conducts his own war against the Butlerians. VenHold Spacing Fleet controls nearly all commerce thanks to the superior mutated Navigators that Venport has created, and he places a ruthless embargo on any planet that accepts Manford Torondo's anti-technology pledge, hoping to starve them into submission. But fanatics rarely surrender easily . . . The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity's future—whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Heretics of Dune

—Time “Book four of the Dune series has many of the same strengths as the
previous three, and I was indeed kept up late at night.” —Challenging ... —Kirkus
Reviews The Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert DUNE DUNE MESSIAH

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440619649

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

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Book Five in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of known space. The planet Arrakis—now called Rakis—has reverted to its desert climate, and its great sandworms are dying. Now the Lost Ones are returning home in pursuit of power. And as these factions vie for control over the remnants of the Empire, a girl named Sheeana rises to prominence in the wastelands of Rakis, sending religious fervor throughout the galaxy. For she possesses the abilities of the Fremen sandriders—fulfilling a prophecy foretold by the late God Emperor....

The Science of Dune

... selection and in domestic species by artificial selection, but we humans are
under no such constraints. in our safe and sanitized civilization, we all muddle
along with whatever genetic baggage we carry and pass it randomly to our
children. it ...

Author: Kevin R. Grazier

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 1933771283

Category: Science

Page: 232

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A guide to Frank Herbert's imaginary world offers scientific speculation on such topics as physics, chemistry, ecology, evolution, psychology, technology, and genetics.


When he published Children of Dune in 1976, it became a runaway bestseller,
hitting every important list in the country. Children of Dune was the first science
fiction novel to become a New York Times bestseller in both hardcover and ...

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101658053

Category: Fiction

Page: 896

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SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Denis Villeneuve, starring Timothée Chalamet, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Javier Bardem, Dave Bautista, Stellan Skarsgård, and Charlotte Rampling. Frank Herbert’s classic masterpiece—a triumph of the imagination and one of the bestselling science fiction novels of all time. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, heir to a noble family tasked with ruling an inhospitable world where the only thing of value is the “spice” melange, a drug capable of extending life and enhancing consciousness. Coveted across the known universe, melange is a prize worth killing for.... When House Atreides is betrayed, the destruction of Paul’s family will set the boy on a journey toward a destiny greater than he could ever have imagined. And as he evolves into the mysterious man known as Muad’Dib, he will bring to fruition humankind’s most ancient and unattainable dream. A stunning blend of adventure and mysticism, environmentalism and politics, Dune won the first Nebula Award, shared the Hugo Award, and formed the basis of what is undoubtedly the grandest epic in science fiction.

Chapterhouse Dune

The Dune Chronicles by Frank Herbert DUNE DUNE MESSIAH CHILDREN OF
DUNE Other Books by Frank Herbert THE BOOK OF FRANK HERBERT ...

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440619236

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Frank Herbert's Final Novel in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. The remnants of the Old Empire have been consumed by the violent matriarchal cult known as the Honored Matres. Only one faction remains a viable threat to their total conquest—the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune’s power. Under the leadership of Mother Superior Darwi Odrade, the Bene Gesserit have colonized a green world on the planet Chapterhouse and are turning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. And once they’ve mastered breeding sandworms, the Sisterhood will control the production of the greatest commodity in the known galaxy—the spice melange. But their true weapon remains a man who has lived countless lifetimes—a man who served under the God Emperor Paul Muad’Dib....

Hellhole Inferno

House Harkonnen Dune: House Corrino ... of Dune (biography of Frank Herbert)
BY FRANK HERBERT Dune Dune Messiah Children of Dune God Emperor of ...

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429948221

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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The planet HELLHOLE, devastated by an ancient asteroid impact, is inhabited by only the hardiest and most desperate colonists. It is one of 54 remote frontier worlds forced to pay tribute to the corrupt Constellation, which is ruled by decadent nobles. An exiled rebel general, Tiber Adolphus, has now mounted a second rebellion against the Constellation, much larger than his earlier failed attempt. This time Adolphus aligns himself with the Xayans, a resurrected alien race from Hellhole. As the ancient civilization awakens, the Xayans encourage colonists to immerse themselves in strange "slickwater" pools and acquire ancient alien memories. Their goal is to gather sufficient numbers to achieve ala'ru, an accelerated evolution that will transform them into godlike beings. General Adolphus rallies his fellow rebels from across the vast Deep Zone to fight for their independence, while the ruthless leader of the Constellation, Diadem Michella, vows to eradicate the rebellion and all colonists on Hellhole. The Xayans add their "telemancy" defenses to the General's conventional military resources, until they reveal an enemy far more terrifying than the Army of the Constellation: a faction of rogue Xayans bent on the extermination of their race . . . and the destruction of any planet that happens to be in the way. As a barrage of deadly asteroids hurtles toward Hellhole, and the Constellation's gigantic space fleet arrives for a final engagement against General Adolphus, the hardy settlers are caught between a human enemy that wants to raze their colony to the ground and much more powerful aliens who can destroy not only themselves, but human civilization, as well as the foundations of the universe itself. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Dragon in the Sea

It was followed by “The Prophet of Dune” (JanuaryMay ... Dune is a novel of
extraordinary complexity. ... Dune Messiah (1969) elaborates the intrigue at the
cost of other elements, but Children of Dune (1976) recaptures much of the
strength of ...

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575104554

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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An SF Gateway eBook: bringing the classics to the future. Twenty subtugs had been lost attempting to bring back oil from the undersea fields on the enemy's borders. A brilliant psychologist-electronics expert is planted in the crew of the subtug Ram to discover the reason. And the reason becomes terrifying reality when, miles deep in the ocean, the minds of the crew begin to crack ...

The Monomyth in American Science Fiction Films

Each of Frank Herbert's six Dune novels—Dune (1965), Dune Messiah (1975),
Children of Dune (1981), God Emperor of Dune (1981), Heretics of Dune (1984),
and Chapterhouse: Dune (1985)—contains the monomyth, but in most of these ...

Author: Donald E. Palumbo

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786479116

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 204

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One of the great intellectual achievements of the 20th century, Joseph Campbell's The Hero with a Thousand Faces is an elaborate articulation of the monomyth: the narrative pattern underlying countless stories from the most ancient myths and legends to the films and television series of today. The monomyth's fundamental storyline, in Campbell's words, sees "the hero venture forth from the world of the common day into a region of supernatural wonder: fabulous forces are there encountered and a decisive victory is won: the hero comes back from this mysterious adventure with the power to bestow boons to his fellow man." Campbell asserted that the hero is each of us--thus the monomyth's endurance as a compelling plot structure. This study examines the monomyth in the context of Campbell's The Hero and discusses the use of this versatile narrative in 26 films and two television shows produced between 1960 and 2009, including the initial Star Wars trilogy (1977-1983), The Time Machine (1960), Logan's Run (1976), Escape from New York (1981), Tron (1982), The Terminator (1984), The Matrix (1999), the first 11 Star Trek films (1979-2009), and the Sci Fi Channel's miniseries Frank Herbert's Dune (2000) and Frank Herbert's Children of Dune (2003).

The Complete Critical Assembly

NEL reissued Dune to coincide with the film, followed by uniform editions of Dune
Messiah (222pp £2.25), Children of Dune (380pp,£2.50), God-Emperor of Dune (
454pp £2.95) and Heretics of Dune (508pp £2.95). Not to be outdone, ...

Author: David Langford

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 1587153300

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 340

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Science Fiction

We are given no sense of the mechanics or technology of space flight apart from
this peculiar quasi-religious staging; and there are no scenes set in space in
Dune or the next three of its sequels (Dune Messiah, Children of Dune and God ...

Author: Adam Roberts

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134652305

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 216

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In Science Fiction Adam Roberts offers a clear and critically engaging account of the phenomenon illustrating the critical terminology and following the contours of its continuing history.

Dune and Philosophy

—The Preacher at Arrakeen (Children of Dune) Dune, despite being galaxy-
spanning space opera, is entirely about humanity. There are no aliens, no gods,
and no natural disasters to guide or threaten us—only ourselves. Arguably, this
focus ...

Author: Jeffery Nicholas

Publisher: Open Court Publishing

ISBN: 0812697154

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 235

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Frank Herbert'sDune is the biggest-selling science fiction story of all time; the original book and its numerous sequels have transported millions of readers into the alternate reality of the Duniverse.Dune and Philosophy raises intriguing questions about the Duniverse in ways that will be instantly meaningful to fans. Those well-known characters--Paul Atreides, Baron Harkkonen, Duncan Idaho, Stilgar, the Bene Gesserit witches--come alive again in this fearless philosophical probing of some of life's most basic questions. Dune presents us with a vast world in which fanaticism is merciless and history is made by the interplay of ruthless conspiracies. Computers have long been outlawed, so that the abilities of human beings are developed to an almost supernatural level. The intergalactic empire controlled by a privileged aristocracy raises all the old questions of human interaction in a strange yet weirdly familiar setting. Do secret conspiracies direct the future course of human political evolution? Can manipulation of the gene pool create a godlike individual? Are strife and bloodshed essential to progress? Can we know so much about the future that we lose the power to make a difference? Does reliance on valuable resources--such as "spice," oil, and water--place us at the mercy of those who can destroy those resources? When gholas are reconstructed from the cells of dead people and given those people's memories, is the ghola the dead person resurrected? Can the exploitation of religion for political ends be reduced to a technique? Philosophers who are fans ofDune will trek through the desert of the Duniverse seeing answers to these and other questions.

The Making of Dune

I guess I researched for about six years . It took me about a year and a half to
write the book . “ But during that period , the ideas just started to flow . I actually
wrote most of Dune Messiah and Children of Dune during the same time period .

Author: Ed Naha

Publisher: Berkley Publishing Group


Category: Performing Arts

Page: 299

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With more than one hundred photographs, and interviews with Frank Herbert and members of the cast and crew, this book details the creation of an alien world in the Mexican desert

Frank Herbert SF Gateway Omnibus

It was followed by “The Prophet of Dune” (January-May 1965 Analog); the two
were amalgamated into Dune (1965), ... Children of Dune (1976) recaptures
much of the strength of Introduction from the Encyclopedia of Science Fiction The

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 147320173X

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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From The SF Gateway, the most comprehensive digital library of classic SFF titles ever assembled, comes an ideal sample introduction to one of the giants of 20th century science fiction: Frank Herbert. Although best known for his award-winning Dune, Herbert's other work is equally ambitious and accomplished. This omnibus contains three novels spanning some 20 years of Herbert's career: The Dragon in the Sea, The Santaroga Barrier and The Dosadi Experiment. THE DRAGON IN THE SEA In the endless war between East and West, oil has become the ultimate prize. Nuclear-powered subtugs brave enemy waters to tap into hidden oil reserves. Psychologist John Ramsay has gone undercover aboard a Hell Diver subtug where, hunted relentlessly by the enemy, the crew find themselves isolated in a claustrophobic undersea prison, struggling for survival against the elements . . . and themselves. THE SANTAROGA BARRIER Santaroga seemed to be nothing more than a prosperous farm community. But there was something . . . different . . . about Santaroga. Maybe Santaroga was the last outpost of American individualism. Maybe they were just a bunch of religious kooks . . . Or maybe there was something extraordinary at work in Santaroga. Something far more disturbing than anyone could imagine. THE DOSADI EXPERIMENT Generations of a tormented human-alien people, caged on a toxic planet, conditioned by constant hunger and war - this is the Dosadi Experiment, and it has succeeded too well. For the Dosadi have bred for Vengeance as well as cunning, and they have learned how to pass through the shimmering God Wall to exact their dreadful revenge on the Universe that created them . . .

Hunters of Dune

Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson. HUNTERS OF DUNE THE DUNE SERIES BY
FRANK HERBERT Dune Dune Messiah Children.

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429924818

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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Hunters of Dune and the concluding volume, Sandworms of Dune, bring together the great story lines and beloved characters in Frank Herbert's classic Dune universe, ranging from the time of the Butlerian Jihad to the original Dune series and beyond. Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in a safe-deposit box for a decade, these two volumes will finally answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades. At the end of Chapterhouse: Dune--Frank Herbert's final novel--a ship carrying the ghola of Duncan Idaho, Sheeana (a young woman who can control sandworms), and a crew of various refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres, dark counterparts to the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. The nearly invincible Honored Matres have swarmed into the known universe, driven from their home by a terrifying, mysterious Enemy. As designed by the creative genius of Frank Herbert, the primary story of Hunters and Sandworms is the exotic odyssey of Duncan's no-ship as it is forced to elude the diabolical traps set by the ferocious, unknown Enemy. To strengthen their forces, the fugitives have used genetic technology from Scytale, the last Tleilaxu Master, to revive key figures from Dune's past—including Paul Muad'Dib and his beloved Chani, Lady Jessica, Stilgar, Thufir Hawat, and even Dr. Wellington Yueh. Each of these characters will use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them. Failure is unthinkable--not only is their survival at stake, but they hold the fate of the entire human race in their hands. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Who Is Who in American Literature

HERBERT, FRANK Born 10-8-1920 in Tacoma, Washington Wrote: Dune. Dune
Messiah. Children ofDune Frank Herbert was born Franklin Patrick Herbert, Jr. in
Tacoma, Washington, in 1920. He ran away from his parents' home in 1938 ...


Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1627722971



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