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  • Brian Herbert

    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 Herein, the world's millions of Dune fans can now read at long last the unpublished chapters and scenes from Dune and Dune Messiah.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...read more

  • Brian Herbert

    Frank Herbert's last published novel is a charming and wittyscience fiction adventure coauthored with his son Brian. What if the entire universe were the creation of alienminds? After an unfortunate spaceship accident, the hedonistic human LuttHansen Jr. finds himself sharing his body and mind with a naïve aliendreamer. Together the two must survive dangers, schemes, and assassinationattempts-but can they survive each...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    The desert planet Arrakis, called Dune, has been destroyed. Now, the Bene Gesserit, heirs to Dune's power, have colonized a green world—and are tuning it into a desert, mile by scorched mile. Chapterhouse Dune is the last book Frank Herbert wrote before his death: A stunning climax to the epic Dune legend that will live on...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    Heretics of Dune, the fifth installment in Frank Herbert's classic sci-fi series. On Arrakis, now called Rakis, known to legend as Dune, ten times ten centuries have passed. The planet is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying, and the Bene Gesserit and the Bene Tleilax struggle to direct the future of Dune. The children of Dune's children awaken as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    More than three thousand years have passed since the first events recorded in Frank Herbert's DUNE. Only one link survives with those tumultuous times: the grotesque figure of Leto Atreides, son of the prophet Paul Muad'Dib, and now the virtually immortal God Emperor of Dune. He alone understands the future, and he knows with a terrible certainty that the evolution of his race is at an end unless he can breed new qualities into his species. But to achieve his final victory, Leto Atreides must also bring about his own downfall . ....read more

  • Frank Herbert

    Frank Herbert's bestselling science fiction series of all time continues! In this third installment, 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...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    The bestselling science fiction series of all time continues! Frank Herbert's second installment explores new developments on the desert planet Arrakis, with its intricate social order and its strange threatening environment. Dune Messiah picks up the story of the man known as Maud'dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to fruition an ambition of unparalleled scale: the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing who reigns not in the heavens but among men. But the question is: Do all paths of glory lead to the...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    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. Set on the desert planet Arrakis, Dune is the story of the boy Paul Atreides, who would become the mysterious man known as Maud'dib. He would avenge the traitorous plot against his noble family—and would 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...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    The starship Earthling,filled with thousands of hibernating colonists en route to a new world at Tau Ceti,is stranded beyond the solar system when the ship's three organic mental cores-disembodiedhuman brains that control the vessel's functions-go insane. The emergencyskeleton crew sees only one chance for survival: build an artificialconsciousness in the Earthling'sprimary computer that can guide them to their destination-and hope it doesn't destroy the human race. Don't miss Frank Herbert's classic novel that begins theepic Pandora...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    Set twenty-five years after The Lazarus Effect, this final book in the Destination: Void collaboration between Frank Herbert and Bill Ransom concludes the story of the planet Pandora. Pandora's humans have been recovering land from its ragingseas at an accelerated pace since TheLazarus Effect. The great kelp of the seas, sentient but electronicallymanipulated by humans, buffers Pandora's wild currents to restore land andfacilitate the booming sea trade. New settlements rise overnight, but childrenstarve in their shadows. An orbiting assembly station is near completion ofProject Voidship, which is the hope of many for finding a better world. Pandora is under the fist of an ambitious clone...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    Published posthumously, this dystopian novel was writtenbetween Frank Herbert's classics TheDragon in the Sea and Dune. EMASI! Each Man ASeparate Individual! That is the rallying cry of the Seps, the resistanceforce engaged in a class war against the upper tiers of a society drivenentirely by opinion polls. Those who score high, the High-Opps, are given plushapartments, comfortable jobs, every possible convenience. But those who happento be low-opped live crowded in warrens, facing harsh lives and brutalconditions. Daniel Movius, ex-senior liaitor, rides high in the opinionpolls-until he loses everything, brushed aside by a very powerful man.Low-opped and abandoned, Movius finds himself...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    One of Frank Herbert's lost, never before published novels written before his award winning book DUNE. Angels' Fall is a gripping thriller set in the South American jungles. After his plane crashes deep in the Amazon, freelance pilot Jeb Logan has to keep himself and his passengers alive in a grueling trip down river. Adrift in the wreckage of the plane with Jeb are a beautiful singer, her young son, and a ruthless murderer clinging to the last thread of sanity. With supplies running out and nature itself turning against them, this small desperate group struggles to survive against the jungle and each...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    Read by the author, this compilation of key excerpts from the brilliant Dune trilogy is melded with connective text written by Frank Herbert specifically for these recordings. Includes selections from Dune: The Banquet Scene, Sandworms of Dune, The Battles of Dune, and The Truths of Dune: Fear is the Mind...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    The exciting sequel to TheJesus Incident, one of the greatest adventures since Dune. A world of water... In The Jesus IncidentFrank Herbert and Bill Ransom introduced Ship, an artificial intelligence thatbelieved it was God, abandoning its unworthy human cargo on the all-sea worldof Pandora. Now centuries have passed. The descendants of humanity, split intoMermen and Islanders, must reunite-because Pandora's original owner isreturning to...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    Katsuk, a militant Native American student, has kidnapped thirteen-year-oldDavid Marshall-the son of the US undersecretary of state. He and his younghostage flee into the deepest wilds of the Pacific Northwest, where they mustwork together to survive as teams of hunters try to track them. Even as hestruggles to escape, David begins to feel a certain amount of respect for hiscaptor. What the boy does not know, however, is that he has been chosen as aninnocent from the white world for an ancient sacrifice of vengeance. And Katsukmay be divinely inspired-or simply insane. This tale of vengeance and sacrifice touches upon manyNative American myths even as it reveals various truths in its...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    Immortal aliens have observed Earth forcenturies, making full sensory movies of wars, natural disasters, and horrifichuman activities-all to relieve their endless boredom. When they finally becomejaded by ordinary, run-of-the-mill tragedies, they find ways to create theirown disasters, just to amuse themselves. But interfering with human activities isforbidden, and the authorities have been known to check on these matters fromtime to time. However, by the time Investigator Kelexel arrives to investigate,the trouble has been going on for a long, long time-and things are reallygetting out of...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    On the edge of a war-weary and devastated galaxy,charismatic Lewis Orne has landed on Hamal. His assignment: to detect any signsof latent aggression in this planet's population. To his astonishment, he findsthat his own latent extrasensory powers have suddenly blossomed, and he isinvited to join the company of "gods" on this planet-and the people here placecertain expectations on their gods. The Godmakers isan expansion of four short stories written from 1958-1960. It is an explorationof the concepts of war and peace, government and...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    A library planet: thegreatest treasure, the deadliest weapon Earth has become a library planet over the last several thousand years, a bastion of both useful and useless knowledge-esoterica of all types: history, science, politics-gathered by teams of "pack rats" who scour thegalaxy for any scrap of information. Knowledge is power, knowledge is wealth,and knowledge can be a weapon. As powerful dictators come and go over thecourse of history, the cadre of dedicated librarians is sworn to obey thelawful government-and use their wits to protect the treasure trove of knowledgethey have collected over the...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    The last survivors of humanity have just been deposited onPandora, a horrific, poisonous planet rife with deadly nerve-runners, hooded dashers,airborne jellyfish, and intelligent kelp. The determined colonists attempt toestablish a bridgehead on the deadly, inhospitable planet, but more troublearises. Their sentient ship-backed up by an impressive array of armaments-hasdecided it is God and is insisting the colonists find appropriate ways toworship it. In an attempt to help the people pass its test, Ship awakenschaplain-psychiatrist Raja Flattery from hybernation. Either the humans passthe test-or the human race could be...read more

  • Frank Herbert

    A warm day in Dublin, a crowded street corner. Suddenly, a car-bomb explodes, killing and injuring scores of innocent people. From the second-floor window of a building across the street, a visiting American watches, helpless, as his beloved wife and children are sacrificed in the heat and fire of someone else's cause. From this shocking beginning, the author of the phenomenal Dune series has created a masterpiece. The White Plague is a marvelous and terrifyingly plausible blend of fiction and visionary theme. It tells of one man's revenge, of the man watching from the window who is pushed over the edge of sanity by the senseless murder of his family and who, reappearing several months...read more