Der Wüstenplanet

Roman

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641173086

Category: Fiction

Page: 800

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Der erfolgreichste Science-Fiction-Roman aller Zeiten - jetzt neu übersetzt Tausende von Jahren in der Zukunft und eine fantastische Welt: Arrakis, der Wüstenplanet. Einzigartig, herrlich – und grausam. Und doch haben es die Menschen geschafft, sich dieser lebensfeindlichen Umwelt anzupassen ... Vor fünfzig Jahren erschien Frank Herberts Roman Der Wüstenplanet – ein Datum, das den Beginn einer großartigen Erfolgsgeschichte markiert: Der Wüstenplanet wurde zum weltweiten Bestseller und von David Lynch spektakulär verfilmt. Heute gilt das Buch als Meilenstein der Zukunftsliteratur – ein monumentales Epos, das jede Generation von Leserinnen und Lesern neu für sich entdeckt.
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Dune

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575104414

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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The Duke of Atreides has been manoeuvred by his arch-enemy, Baron Harkonnen, into administering the desert planet of Dune. Although it is almost completely without water, Dune is a planet of fabulous wealth, for it is the only source of a drug prized throughout the Galactic Empire. The Duke and his son, Paul, are expecting treachery, and it duly comes - but from a shockingly unexpected place. Then Paul succeeds his father, and he becomes a catalyst for the native people of Dune, whose knowledge of the ecology of the planet gives them vast power. They have been waiting for a leader like Paul Atreides, a leader who can harness that force ... DUNE: one of the most brilliant science fiction novels ever written, as engrossing and heart-rending today as it was when it was first published half a century ago. Joint winner of the HUGO AWARD for best novel, 1966 Winner of the NEBULA AWARD for best novel, 1965
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Dune and Philosophy

Weirding Way of the Mentat

Author: Jeffery Nicholas

Publisher: Open Court

ISBN: 0812697278

Category: Philosophy

Page: 288

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Frank Herbert’s Dune 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? Fans of Dune will trek through the desert of the Duniverse seeing answers to these and other questions.
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Die Navigatoren des Wüstenplaneten

Roman

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641209595

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Die Geschichte der Raum-Navigatoren Über Jahrtausende hat sich die Menschheit im All ausgebreitet und Planeten besiedelt. Nun, da der Krieg gegen die Maschinen gewonnen ist und ein neues Imperium gegründet wurde, hängt die Zukunft der Galaxis von den Navigatoren ab – genmanipulierten Menschen, die mithilfe des Gewürzes vom Wüstenplaneten gewaltige Raumschiffe durchs All manövrieren.
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Sandworms of Dune

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848943350

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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As the no-ship Ithaca flees through space, the heroes of HUNTERS OF DUNE finally meet the Enemy who followed the violent fanatics, the Honored Matres, back to their universe. The thinking machines vanquished by Serena Butler's jihad were not destroyed, only driven into exile - and now, tens of thousands of years later, they are back. Can the resurrected heroes on board the Ithaca save our race from annihilation?
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Die Jäger des Wüstenplaneten

Roman

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641210135

Category: Fiction

Page: 688

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Wir dürfen nicht vergessen, dass ein weit gefährlicherer Feind auf dem Weg zu uns ist. Die Geehrten Matres, ein Konkurrenzorden der Bene Gesserit, kehren aus der Diaspora zurück und überziehen die Planeten des Alten Imperiums mit Tod und Vernichtung. So wird auch Rakis, der Wüstenplanet, in einen Schlackehaufen verwandel und die sagenumwobenen Sandwürmer gnadenlos eingeäschert. Damit ist die einzige Quelle des Gewürzes versiegt und das Imperium vernichtet. Während die Matres versuchen, mittels Gholas verschüttetes Wissen der Vergangenheit nutzbar zu machen, setzen die Bene Gesserit alles daran, mit ihrem Zuchtprogramm die Heroen des Imperiums wiederzubeleben. Einzig Murbella, eine ehemalige Mater, bemüht sich, beide Frauenorden zu vereinen, denn sie ahnt, dass die Rückkehr der Matres nicht freiwillig geschah: Sie sind in der Diaspora auf einen furchtbaren Gegner gestoßen, der jenseits der Grenzen des Imperiums lauert und sich anschickt, die Menschheit auszulöschen ...
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Die Ordensburg des Wüstenplaneten

Roman

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Heyne Verlag

ISBN: 3641139562

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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Stelle dich deinen Ängsten, sonst machen sie mit dir, was sie wollen. Seit Tausenden von Jahren herrst die Schwesternschaft der Bene Gesserit hinter den Kulissen des Imperiums, kontrolliert die genetischen Verflechtungen der Herrscherhäuser und widmet sich der Zucht besonderer Talente. Doch dem Orden ist in der Zeit der großen Diaspora ein Feind erwachsen: die Geehrten Matres. Von Arrakis, dem Wüstenplaneten, vertrieben, bieten die Bene Gesserit den Geehrten Matres Verhandlungen an – und sinnen gleichzeitig auf ihre Vernichtung. Aber sie treffen auf einen gleichwertigen Gegner. Und schließlich stellt sich heraus, dass dieser Konflikt von langer Hand vorbereitet wurde, um den Grundstein für die Zukunft der menschlichen Zivilisation zu legen.
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The Road to Dune

New stories, unpublished extracts and the publication history of the Dune novels

Author: Frank Herbert,Brian Herbert,Kevin J Anderson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848943369

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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THE ROAD TO DUNE is a compilation of material celebrating – and adding to – the epic Dune novels. In this fascinating volume, the world's millions of Dune fans can now read – at long last – the unpublished chapters and scenes from the original Dune books; as well as correspondence with Frank Herbert relating to DUNE; short stories by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson and also SPICE PLANET, an original novella by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, based on a detailed outline left by Frank Herbert. 'Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision.' Dean Koontz
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Navigators of Dune

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1466878800

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Navigators of Dune is the climactic finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, set 10,000 years before Frank Herbert's classic Dune. The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism. These events have far-reaching consequences that will set the stage for Dune, millennia later. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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House Atreides

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher:

ISBN: N.A

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Page: N.A

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Review 'House Atreides is a terrific prequel, but it's also a first-rate adventure on its own. Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision.' -- Dean Koontz '... Herbert and Anderson have met the challenge admirably. Within a web of relationships in which no act has simple or predictable consequences, they lay the foundations of the Dune saga ... Even readers new to the saga will be able to follow it easily as the narrative weaves among the many interconnected tales. A TERRIFIC READ IN ITS OWN RIGHT ... Will inspire readers to turn, or return, to its great predecessor.' -- Publishers Weekly 'Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson succeed in weaving their own intricate saga. Dune: House AtreidesM/i> does its predecessors justice.' -- USA Today 'Congratulations to Herbert and Anderson for transporting us back to this richly excavated world ... A spicy melange treat for both new and long-time fans of the series' -- Billy Dee Williams (of Star Wars) 'In writing a prequel to what is arguably the best science fiction novel of all time, Brian Herbert and Kevin J Anderson set themselves a monumental task. They succeed brilliantly. This cynical old critic found himself engrossed from page one, and eagerly looks forward to the rest of the series. Buy it now!' -- Dave Wolverton 'IN A WORD, SATISFYING: all Dune fans will want to investigate, newcomers will be tempted, and it should promote fresh interest in the magnificent original series.' -- Kirkus Reviews Product Description It is the year 10,154 of the Imperial Calendar, and for four decades the planet Arrakis - called Dune by its inhabitants - has been ruled by the Harkonnen family. But the seeds of change have been sown. On Arrakis, an idealistic young planetologist, Pardot Kynes, goes out into the desert to learn the secrets of its giant sandworms and the priceless Spice they create. And on another planet, Caledon, young Leto Atreides is nearly ready to become duke. The blood feud between House Atreides and House Harkonnen is about to begin. Drawing on notes, outlines and correspondence Frank Herbert left behind at his death, "House Atreides" is a breathtaking story of war, treachery, decadence and steadfastness in the face of overwhelming odds.
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The Science of Dune

An Unauthorized Exploration into the Real Science Behind Frank Herbert's Fictional Universe

Author: Kevin Grazier

Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.

ISBN: 9781935251408

Category: Science

Page: 232

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In this analysis of the bestselling science fiction adventure of all time, authors explore all aspects of Dune, including the fascinating scientific speculations ranging from physics and chemistry to ecology and evolution, from human psychology and mental potential to technology and genetics. Authors and experts examine what Herbert gets right and what he gets wrong, how lasguns might work and if Bene Gesserit and mentat capabilities are possible. The book also takes a look at whether the ecology of Dune is realistic or if it’s theoretically possible to get information from the future. Could humans really evolve as Herbert suggests? How can one build a windtrap or a stillsuit?
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Dune Buggy Phenomenon 2

Author: James Hale

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788661

Category: Transportation

Page: 96

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Dune (Beach) Buggies are still immensely popular today due to their fun factor, stylish appearance and lifestyle associations. This 2nd volume of the Dune Buggy Phenomenon explores the lesser known buggy brands from around the world. Employing exhaustive knowledge, unpublished photographs and rare archive material this is a fantastic addition to the collection of Dune Buggy literature.
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Sisterhood of Dune

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J. Anderson

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.
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Coastal Dune Management

Shared Experience of European Conservation Practice

Author: John Houston,Sally E. Edmondson

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9780853238546

Category: Nature

Page: 458

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Elizabeth A. Kaye specializes in communications as part of her coaching and consulting practice. She has edited Requirements for Certification since the 2000-01 edition.
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Dune Buggies -ECS

Author: James Hale

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781610609210

Category:

Page: N.A

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Building a Dune Buggy - The Essential Manual

Everything You Need to Know to Build Any VW-based Dune Buggy Yourself!

Author: Paul Shakespeare

Publisher: Veloce Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1904788734

Category: Transportation

Page: 144

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A step-by-step guide to building a Buggy, containing details of equipment and techniques, as well as guidance on the choice of donor car and new components. Build any VW-based Dune Buggy avoiding common pitfalls and expensive mistakes, ending up with a superb, roadworthy multi-purpose vehicle.
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Dune

Author: Christian McCrea

Publisher: Constellations

ISBN: 9781911325826

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 112

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David Lynch's Dune (1984) is the film that science fiction--and the director's most ardent fans--can neither forgive nor forget. Frank Herbert's original 1965 novel built a meticulous universe of dark majesty and justice, as wild-eyed freedom fighters and relentless authoritarians all struggled for control of the desert planet Arrakis and its mystical, life-extending "spice." After several attempts to produce a film, Italian movie mogul Dino De Laurentiis and his producer daughter Raffaella would enlist David Lynch, whose Eraserhead (1977) and The Elephant Man (1980) had already marked him out as a visionary director. What emerges out of their strange, long process is a deeply unique vision of the distant future; an eclectic bazaar of wood-turned spaceship interiors, spitting tyrants, and dream montages. Lynch's film was "steeped in an ancient primordial nastiness that has nothing to do with the sci-fi film as we currently know it," as Village Voice critic J. Hoberman put it--only with time becoming a cult classic. This book is the first long-form critical study of the film; it delves into the relationship with the novel, the rapidly changing context of early 1980s science fiction, and takes a close look at Lynch's attempt to breathe sincerity and mysticism into a blockbuster movie format that was shifting radically around him.
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Aeolian Sand and Sand Dunes

Author: N.A

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9783540859109

Category: Science

Page: 458

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It is more than half a century since the publication of R. A. Bagnold’s classic book The physics of blown sand and desert dunes, and it is a tribute to the quality of Bagnold’s work that many of the fundamental principles which he developed - main valid today. His book continues to be essential reading for any serious s- dent of aeolian processes. However, the past two decades have seen an explosion in the scale of research dealing with aeolian transport processes, sediments, and landforms. Some of this work has been summarized in review papers and edited conference proceedings, but this book provides the rst attempt to review the whole eld of aeolian sand research. Inevitably, it has not been possible to cover all - pects in equal depth, and the balance of included material naturally re ects the - thors’ own interests to a signi cant degree. However, our aim has been to provide as broad a perspective as possible, and to provide an entry point to an extensive mul- disciplinary scienti c literature, some of which has not been given the attention it deserves in earlier textbooks and review papers. Many examples are drawn from existing published work, but the book also makes extensive use of our own research in the Middle East, Australia, Europe, and North America. The book has been written principally for use by advanced undergraduates, po- graduates, and more senior research workers in geomorphology and sedimentology.
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Paul of Dune

What happened between Dune Messiah and Children of Dune – the untold story.

Author: Brian Herbert,Kevin J Anderson

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
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