Sandworms of Dune

Sandworms of Dune

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.

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848943353

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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Hunters of Dune

Hunters of Dune

Fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres - dark counterparts of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood - Duncan Idaho, the military genius Bashar Miles Teg, a woman named Sheeana who can talk to sandworms, and a group of desperate refugees explore ...

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781848943438

Category: Fiction

Page: 640

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Fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres - dark counterparts of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood - Duncan Idaho, the military genius Bashar Miles Teg, a woman named Sheeana who can talk to sandworms, and a group of desperate refugees explore the boundaries of the universe. Aboard their sophisticated no-ship, they have used long-stored cells to resurrect heroes and villains from the past, including Paul Muad'Dib, in preparation for a final confrontation with a mysterious outside Enemy so great it can destroy even the terrible Honored Matres. And, deep in the hold of their giant ship, the refugees carry the last surviving sandworms from devastated Arrakis, as they search the universe for a new Dune.
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Paul of Dune

Paul of Dune

Frank Herbert's Dune ended with Paul Muad'Dib in control of the planet Dune. Herbert's next Dune book, Dune Messiah, picked up the story several years later after Paul's armies had conquered the galaxy.

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429954728

Category: Fiction

Page: 512

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Paul of Dune is a sci-fi adventure novel everyone will want to read and no one will be able to forget. Frank Herbert's Dune ended with Paul Muad'Dib in control of the planet Dune. Herbert's next Dune book, Dune Messiah, picked up the story several years later after Paul's armies had conquered the galaxy. But what happened between Dune and Dune Messiah? How did Paul create his empire and become the Messiah? Following in the footsteps of Frank Herbert, New York Times bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson are answering these questions in Paul of Dune. The Muad'Dib's jihad is in full swing. His warrior legions march from victory to victory. But beneath the joy of victory there are dangerous undercurrents. Paul, like nearly every great conqueror, has enemies--those who would betray him to steal the awesome power he commands. . . . And Paul himself begins to have doubts: Is the jihad getting out of his control? Has he created anarchy? Has he been betrayed by those he loves and trusts the most? And most of all, he wonders: Am I going mad? At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Dune The Battle of Corrin

Dune  The Battle of Corrin

Dune: The Battle of Corrin It has been fifty-six hard years since the events of The Machine Crusade. Following the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place.

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1429975377

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Following their internationally bestselling novels Dune: The Butlerian Jihad and Dune: The Machine Crusade, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson forge a final tumultuous finish to their prequels to Frank Herbert's Dune. Dune: The Battle of Corrin It has been fifty-six hard years since the events of The Machine Crusade. Following the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. Synchronized Worlds and Unallied Planets are liberated one by one, and at long last, after years of struggle, the human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight. Unfortunately, Omnius has one last, deadly card to play. In a last-ditch effort to destroy humankind, virulent plagues are let loose throughout the galaxy, decimating the populations of whole planets . . . and once again, the tide of the titanic struggle shifts against the warriors of the human race. At last, the war that has lasted many lifetimes will be decided in the apocalyptic Battle of Corrin. In the greatest battle in science fiction history, human and machine face off one last time. . . . And on the desert planet of Arrakis, the legendary Fremen of Dune become the feared fighting force to be discovered by Paul Muad'Dib in Frank Herbert's classic, Dune. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Winds of Dune

The Winds of Dune

Herbert and Anderson's newest book in this landmark series will concentrate on these characters as well the growing battle between Jessica, and her daughter, Alia.

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 1429992484

Category: Fiction

Page: 448

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With their usual skill, Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson have taken ideas left behind by Frank Herbert and filled them with living characters and a true sense of wonder. Where Paul of Dune picked up the saga directly after the events of Dune, The Winds of Dune begins after the events of Dune Messiah. Paul has walked off into the sand, blind, and is presumed dead. Jessica and Gurney are on Caladan; Alia is trying to hold the Imperial government together with Duncan; Mohiam dead at the hands of Stilgar; Irulan imprisoned. Paul's former friend, Bronso of Ix, now seems to be leading opposition to the House of Atreides. Herbert and Anderson's newest book in this landmark series will concentrate on these characters as well the growing battle between Jessica, and her daughter, Alia. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Dune The Butlerian Jihad

Dune  The Butlerian Jihad

Fans who will be sorry to see the end of this series will be heartened by the hint that the Dune saga is far from over."—Publishers Weekly on Dune: House Corrino

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429955904

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Frank Herbert's Dune series is one of the grandest epics in the annals of imaginative literature. Selling millions of copies worldwide, it is science fiction's answer to The Lord of the Rings, a brilliantly imaginative epic of high adventure, unforgettable characters, and immense scope. Decades after Herbert's original novels, the Dune saga was continued by Frank Herbert's son, Brian Herbert, an acclaimed SF novelist in his own right, in collaboration with Kevin J. Anderson. Their New York Times bestselling trilogy, Dune: House Atreides, Dune: House Harkonnen, and Dune: House Corrino, formed a prequel to the classic Herbert series that was acclaimed by reviewers and readers alike. Now Herbert and Anderson, working from Frank Herbert's own notes, reveal a pivotal epoch in the history of the Dune universe, the chapter of the saga most eagerly anticipated by readers: The Butlerian Jihad. Throughout the Dune novels, Frank Herbert frequently referred to the long-ago war in which humans wrested their freedom from "thinking machines." Now, in Dune: Butlerian Jihad, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring to life the story of that war, a tale previously seen only in tantalizing hints and clues. Finally, we see how Serena Butler's passionate grief ignites the war that will liberate humans from their machine masters. We learn the circumstances of the betrayal that made mortal enemies of House Atreides and House Harkonnen; and we experience the Battle of Corrin that created a galactic empire that lasted until the reign of Emperor Shaddam IV. Herein are the foundations of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, the Suk Doctors, the Order of Mentats, and the mysteriously altered Navigators of the Spacing Guild. Here is the amazing tale of the Zensunni Wanderers, who escape bondage to flee to the desert world where they will declare themselves the Free Men of Dune. And here is the backward, nearly forgotten planet of Arrakis, where traders have discovered the remarkable properties of the spice melange . . . . Ten thousand years before the events of Dune, humans have managed to battle the remorseless Machines to a standstill . . . but victory may be short-lived. Yet amid shortsighted squabbling between nobles, new leaders have begun to emerge. Among them are Xavier Harkonnen, military leader of the Planet of Salusa Secundus; Xavier's fiancée, Serena Butler, an activist who will become the unwilling leader of millions; and Tio Holtzman, the scientist struggling to devise a weapon that will help the human cause. Against the brute efficiency of their adversaries, these leaders and the human race have only imagination, compassion, and the capacity for love. It will have to be enough. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Dune Species and Races

Dune Species and Races

In the series, the sandwormscalled Shai-Hulud among the Fremen of the desert planet Arrakis (Dune)are worshiped as manifestations of "the earth deity of Fremen hearth superstitions.

Author: LLC Books

Publisher: Books LLC

ISBN: 115552666X

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Chapters: Bene Tleilax, Sandworm, Guild Navigator, Face Dancer, Futar, Phibian, Slig, Seaworm, Whale Fur, Thorse, Laza Tiger, Salusan Bull, D-Wolf, Sandtrout. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 117. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The sandworm is a fictional form of desert-dwelling creature from the Dune universe created by Frank Herbert. They first appear in the 1965 novel Dune, considered to be among the classics in the science fiction genre, and are iconic of the Dune series. In the series, the sandwormscalled Shai-Hulud among the Fremen of the desert planet Arrakis (Dune)are worshiped as manifestations of "the earth deity of Fremen hearth superstitions." The Fremen believe that the actions of the sandworms are the direct actions of God, and so the worms have been given numerous titles such as the "Great Maker" and the "Worm who is God." Virtually indestructible and with indefinite lifespans of potentially thousands of years, the giant sandworms are also referred to as the "Old Man of the Desert," "Old Father Eternity" and "Grandfather of the Desert." In the essay "The Biology of the Sandworm" in The Science of Dune (2008), Sibylle Hechtel analyzes and deconstructs the concept from a real world scientific perspective. The crystalline teeth of the sandworm, from Dune (1984).Sandworms are animals similar in appearance to colossal terrestrial annelids and in other ways to the sea lamprey. They are cylindrical creatures with no significant appendages, equipped with a fearsome array of crystalline teeth, used primarily for rasping rocks and sand, and more than capable of eating anything imaginable. During his first close encounter with a sandworm in Dune, Paul Atreides notes, "Its mouth was some eighty meters in diameter ... crystal teeth with the curved shape of crysknives glinting a...More: http: //booksllc.net/?id=31978
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The Road to Dune

The Road to Dune

The Road to Dune also includes the original correspondence between Frank Herbert and famed editor John W. Campbell, Jr.; excerpts from Herbert's correspondence during his years-long struggle to get his innovative work published; and the ...

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781429924917

Category: Fiction

Page: 496

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Including never-before-published chapters from Dune and Dune Messiah, original stories, and a new short novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Frank Herbert's Dune is widely known as the science fiction equivalent of The Lord of the Rings, and The Road to Dune is a companion work comparable to The Silmarillion, shedding light on and following the remarkable development of the bestselling science fiction novel of all time. Herein, the world's millions of Dune fans can now read---at long last---the unpublished chapters and scenes from Dune and Dune Messiah. The Road to Dune also includes the original correspondence between Frank Herbert and famed editor John W. Campbell, Jr.; excerpts from Herbert's correspondence during his years-long struggle to get his innovative work published; and the article "They Stopped the Moving Sands," Herbert's original inspiration for Dune. The Road to Dune features newly discovered papers and manuscripts of Frank Herbert, and also "Spice Planet," an original sixty-thousand-word short novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, based on a detailed outline left by Frank Herbert. The Road to Dune is a treasure trove of essays, articles, and fiction that every reader of Dune will want to add to their shelf. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Dreamer of Dune

Dreamer of Dune

Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert's eldest son, tells the provocative story of his father's extraordinary life in this honest and loving chronicle.

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9781429958448

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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Everyone knows Frank Herbert's Dune. This amazing and complex epic, combining politics, religion, human evolution, and ecology, has captured the imagination of generations of readers. One of the most popular science fiction novels ever written, it has become a worldwide phenomenon, winning awards, selling millions of copies around the world. In the prophetic year of 1984, Dune was made into a motion picture directed by David Lynch, and it has recently been produced as a three-part miniseries on the Sci-Fi Channel. Though he is best remembered for Dune, Frank Herbert was the author of more than twenty books at the time of his tragic death in 1986, including such classic novels as The Green Brain, The Santaroga Barrier, The White Plague and Dosadi Experiment. Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert's eldest son, tells the provocative story of his father's extraordinary life in this honest and loving chronicle. He has also brought to light all the events in Herbert's life that would find their way into speculative fiction's greatest epic. From his early years in Tacoma, Washington, and his education at the University of Washington, Seattle, and in the Navy, through the years of trying his hand as a TV cameraman, radio commentator, reporter, and editor of several West Coast newspaper, to the difficult years of poverty while struggling to become a published writer, Herbert worked long and hard before finding success after the publication of Dune in 1965. Brian Herbert writes about these years with a truthful intensity that brings every facet of his father's brilliant, and sometimes troubled, genius to full light. Insightful and provocative, containing family photos never published anywhere, this absorbing biography offers Brian Herbert's unique personal perspective on one of the most enigmatic and creative talents of our time. Dreamer of Dune is a 2004 Hugo Award Nominee for Best Related Work. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Sisterhood of Dune

Sisterhood of Dune

The exciting first book in a new Dunetrilogy It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler established himself as the first Emperor of a new imperium.

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780857200662

Category: Fiction

Page: 656

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The exciting first book in a new Dunetrilogy It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler established himself as the first Emperor of a new imperium. War hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on Salusa Secundus, flying off to parts unknown. Abulurd Harkonnen, convicted of cowardice, was sent away to live on gloomy Lankiveil, and his descendants continue to blame Vor for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School as the first Reverend Mother. Descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built a powerful transportation company using mutated Navigators who fly "spacefolder ships". Gilbertus Albans has established a school on bucolic Lampadas teaching humans to become Mentats. Even so, decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, anti-technology fervor continues to sweep across the human-settled planets, with powerful fanatical groups imposing violent purges… 'Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision' DEAN KOONTZ 'In a word, satisfying; all DUNE fans will want to investigate, newcomers will be tempted... it should promote fresh interest in the magnificent original series' Kirkus 'The attendant excitement and myriad revelations not only make this a terrific read in its own right but will inspire readers to turn, or return, to its great predecessor' Publishers Weekly
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Tales of Dune

Tales of Dune

Tales of Dune collects eight of Herbert and Anderson's Dune short stories, ranging from the period of the Butlerian Jihad, to the time of young Paul Atreides, to a story set during the events of the novel Dune, to the very end of Frank ...

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: WordFire Press

ISBN: 1614755884

Category: Dune (Imaginary place)

Page: 234

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Tales of Dune collects eight of Herbert and Anderson's Dune short stories, ranging from the period of the Butlerian Jihad, to the time of young Paul Atreides, to a story set during the events of the novel Dune, to the very end of Frank Herbert's future history.
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Hellhole Awakening

Hellhole Awakening

He holds the Guinness world record for the largest single-author book signing. Kevin Anderson lives in Colorado. The son of DUNE author Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert is a bestselling science fiction author in his own right.

Author: Kevin J. Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780857200648

Category: Fiction

Page: 528

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The second in a newepic science fiction series from the internationally bestselling co-authors of the DUNE prequels General Adolphus knows the Monarchy crackdown is coming. Now he needs to pull together all the resources of the Hellhole colony, the ever-expanding shadow-Xayan settlement, and his connections with the other Deep Zone worlds. On Sonjeera, Diadem Michella Duchenet has collected a huge fleet, led by firebrand Commissar Escobar Hallholme, son of the man who originally defeated Adolphus. Uniting themselves and pooling their minds, the shadow-Xayans send a power surge along the original stringline path that links Hellhole with the Monarchy's hub on Sonjeera. All of the Diadem's battleships are currently approaching on that route, and when the mental blast wipes out all the substations, the battleships are effectively stranded. But now a bigger threat appears. Three large asteroids come in from the outer reaches of the Candela system. On Hellhole, the awakened Xayans finally reveal information that has been hidden even from their own followers. A large group of powerful, rogue telemancers split away from the main race-fanatics, violent, and ruthless. And now that the Xayan civilization is reawakening, the rogues have come back to destroy them once and for all. They are coming for Hellhole, and this time they will completely destroy it. Kevin J. Anderson has over 20 million books in print in 30 languages worldwide. As well as his STAR WARS, DUNE and X-FILES novels, he has written an ambitious space-opera series, THE SAGA OF SEVEN SUNS. He holds the Guinness world record for the largest single-author book signing. Kevin Anderson lives in Colorado. The son of DUNE author Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert is a bestselling science fiction author in his own right.
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Dune

Dune

A prequel to Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, "Dune," journeys back to the planet Arrakis to visit the extraordinary desert world decades before Paul Atreides arrives to change the history of the universe.

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Turtleback

ISBN: 0613551575

Category: Fiction

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A prequel to Frank Herbert's science fiction novel, "Dune," journeys back to the planet Arrakis to visit the extraordinary desert world decades before Paul Atreides arrives to change the history of the universe.
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Dune The Duke of Caladan

Dune  The Duke of Caladan

Or how a Duke of an inconsequential planet earned an emperor's favour, the ire of House Harkonnen, and set himself on a collision course with his own death. This is the story.

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Penguin Group Australia

ISBN: 9781760145576

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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This new Dune trilogy focuses on the beloved core characters of Frank Herbert's classic novel Dune, the world's bestselling science-fiction book. Leto Atreides, Duke of Caladan and father of the Muad'Dib. While all know of his fall and the rise of his son, little is known about the quiet ruler of Caladan and his partner Jessica. Or how a Duke of an inconsequential planet earned an emperor's favour, the ire of House Harkonnen, and set himself on a collision course with his own death. This is the story. Through patience and loyalty, Leto serves the Golden Lion Throne. Where other scheme, the Duke of Caladan acts. But Leto's powerful enemies are starting to feel that he is rising beyond his station, and House Atreides rises too high. With unseen enemies circling, Leto must decide if the twin burdens of duty and honour are worth the price of his life, family and love.
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Songs of Muad dib

Songs of Muad dib

A collection of poems by the science fiction master and the author of Dune includes epic sagas of spice, sandworms, and mystical power struggles of the planet Arrakis, many of them never before published. Original.

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Ace Books

ISBN: 044177427X

Category: Fiction

Page: 111

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A collection of poems by the science fiction master and the author of Dune includes epic sagas of spice, sandworms, and mystical power struggles of the planet Arrakis, many of them never before published. Original.
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Dune Legends Heroes Schools

Dune  Legends  Heroes  Schools

Brian Herbert–-Frank Herbert’s son–-and coauthor Kevin J. Anderson have continued the series, keeping the original author’s vision alive, bringing the saga to millions of new readers, and carrying on this brilliantly imaginative ...

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780765399601

Category: Fiction

Page: 4224

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This discounted ebundle includes Legends of Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, The Machine Crusade, The Battle of Corrin; Heroes of Dune: Paul of Dune, The Winds of Dune; Schools of Dune: Sisterhood of Dune, Mentats of Dune, Navigators of Dune Frank Herbert's Dune series is one of the great creations of imaginative literature, science fiction's answer to The Lord of the Rings. Brian Herbert–-Frank Herbert’s son–-and coauthor Kevin J. Anderson have continued the series, keeping the original author’s vision alive, bringing the saga to millions of new readers, and carrying on this brilliantly imaginative epic of high adventure, unforgettable characters, and immense scope. Tor books by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Dune Universe books by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert by Brian Herbert The Butlerian Jihad The Machine Crusade The Battle of Corrin The Road to Dune by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson Hunters of Dune Sandworms of Dune Paul of Dune The Winds of Dune Sisterhood of Dune Mentats of Dune Navigators of Dune The Hellhole Trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Hellhole Hellhole Awakening Hellhole Inferno Other books The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma by Brian Herbert The Forgotten Heroes by Brian Herbert At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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The Notebooks of Frank Herbert s Dune

The Notebooks of Frank Herbert s Dune

Author: Frank Herbert

Publisher: Perigee

ISBN: IND:30000000989198

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 63

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A lavishly illuminated collection of epigrams and aphorisms from the Dune Chronicles, codifying Frank Herbert's complex and visionary philosophy in a stunningly beautiful format.
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Dune House Atreides Vol 2

Dune  House Atreides Vol  2

The first-ever graphic fiction adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Dune: House Atreides continues here, adapted & scripted by the novel's co-writers Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson.

Author: Brian Herbert

Publisher: BOOM! Studios

ISBN: 1684157382

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 112

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The first-ever graphic fiction adaptation of the New York Times best-selling Dune: House Atreides continues here, adapted & scripted by the novel's co-writers Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson. THE OFFICIAL PREQUEL TO THE GROUNDBREAKING DUNE CONTINUES... Leto Atreides brings news of the revolt brewing on Ix, but the city’s leaders make a decision that may threaten everyone, while Crown Prince Shaddam plots to overtake it. Meanwhile, Pardot Kynes begins spreading his edenic vision to terraform the desert planet of Dune into an oasis even as the native Fremen raise suspicions about his motives...and if he can truly accomplish his goals. The New York Times best-selling Dune: House Atreides comes to comics for the first time, adapted & scripted by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, who co-wrote the eponymous prequel novel based on Dune creator Frank Herbert’s notes and illustrated by artist Dev Pramanik (Paradiso). Collects Dune: House Atreides #5-8.
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Dune Universe

Dune Universe

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.

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Publisher: University-Press.org

ISBN: 1230594299

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 26. Chapters: Butlerian Jihad, Dune, List of Dune terminology, Padishah Emperor, Orange Catholic Bible, Golden Path, List of Dune religions, Muad'Dib, Azhar Book, Kwisatz Haderach, Abomination, Chakobsa, Old Empire, Galach, Naib. Excerpt: Dune is a science fiction franchise which originated with the 1965 novel Dune by Frank Herbert. Considered by many to be the greatest science fiction novel of all time, Dune is frequently cited as the best-selling science fiction novel in history. Dune won the 1966 Hugo Award and the inaugural Nebula Award for Best Novel, and was later adapted into a 1984 film as well as a 2000 television miniseries. Herbert wrote five sequels, and the first two were presented as a miniseries in 2003. The Dune universe has also inspired some traditional games and a series of video games. Since 2009, the names of planets from the Dune novels have been adopted for the real-world nomenclature of plains and other features on Saturn's moon Titan. Herbert himself died in 1986. Beginning in 1999, his son Brian Herbert and science fiction author Kevin J. Anderson have published a number of prequel novels, as well as two which complete the original Dune series - Hunters of Dune (2006) and Sandworms of Dune (2007) - partially based on Frank Herbert's notes discovered a decade after his death. The political, scientific, and social fictional setting of Herbert's novels and derivative works is known as the Dune universe, or Duniverse. Set tens of thousands of years in the future, the saga chronicles a civilization which has banned computers but has also developed advanced technology and mental and physical abilities. Vital to this empire is the harsh desert planet Arrakis, only known source of the spice melange, the most valuable substance in the universe. Herbert's interest in the desert setting of Dune and its...
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