Download and read online Dune House Corrino in PDF and EPUB The triumphant conclusion to the blockbuster trilogy that made science fiction history! In Dune: House Corrino Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson bring us the magnificent final chapter in the unforgettable saga begun in Dune: House Atreides and continued in Dune: House Harkonnen. Here nobles and commoners, soldiers and slaves, wives and courtesans shape the amazing destiny of a tumultuous universe. An epic saga of love and war, crime and politics, religion and revolution, this magnificent novel is a fitting conclusion to a great science fiction trilogy ... and an invaluable addition to the thrilling world of Frank Herbert’s immortal Dune. Dune: House Corrino Fearful of losing his precarious hold on the Golden Lion Throne, Shaddam IV, Emperor of a Million Worlds, has devised a radical scheme to develop an alternative to melange, the addictive spice that binds the Imperium together and that can be found only on the desert world of Dune. In subterranean labs on the machine planet Ix, cruel Tleilaxu overlords use slaves and prisoners as part of a horrific plan to manufacture a synthetic form of melange known as amal. If amal can supplant the spice from Dune, it will give Shaddam what he seeks: absolute power. But Duke Leto Atreides, grief-stricken yet unbowed by the tragic death of his son Victor, determined to restore the honor and prestige of his House, has his own plans for Ix. He will free the Ixians from their oppressive conquerors and restore his friend Prince Rhombur, injured scion of the disgraced House Vernius, to his rightful place as Ixian ruler. It is a bold and risky venture, for House Atreides has limited military resources and many ruthless enemies, including the sadistic Baron Harkonnen, despotic master of Dune. Meanwhile, Duke Leto’s consort, the beautiful Lady Jessica, obeying the orders of her superiors in the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, has conceived a child that the Sisterhood intends to be the penultimate step in the creation of an all-powerful being. Yet what the Sisterhood doesn’t know is that the child Jessica is carrying is not the girl they are expecting, but a boy. Jessica’s act of disobedience is an act of love — her attempt to provide her Duke with a male heir to House Atreides — but an act that, when discovered, could kill both mother and baby. Like the Bene Gesserit, Shaddam Corrino is also concerned with making a plan for the future — securing his legacy. Blinded by his need for power, the Emperor will launch a plot against Dune, the only natural source of true spice. If he succeeds, his madness will result in a cataclysmic tragedy not even he foresees: the end of space travel, the Imperium, and civilization itself. With Duke Leto and other renegades and revolutionaries fighting to stem the tide of darkness that threatens to engulf their universe, the stage is set for a showdown unlike any seen before. From the Hardcover edition.
Download and read online Dune in PDF and EPUB Chronicles the origins of the rivalry between Duke Leto and Baron Vladimir Harkonnen, the actions that transformed Duncan Idaho and Gurney Halleck into heroes, the birth of Paul Atreides, and the creation of the tyrannical Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino
Download and read online House Corrino in PDF and EPUB The blood feud between Duke Leto of Caladon and Baron Vladimir Harkonnen reaches its climax, as the emperor Shaddam - leader of House Corrino - is finally forced to curb the powerful Harkonnens or risk losing his own throne. Menawhile, Duke Leto's beautiful concubie, the Bene Gesserit temptress Jessica,- has conceived the boy who become Paul Atreides (the hero of Dune), defying the express orders of her superiors. The book culminates in a war - on Dune, on the oppressed planet Ix, in space - that will alter the balance of power for a generation.
Download and read online Dune Houses in PDF and EPUB This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 230. Chapters: House Atreides, House Corrino, House Harkonnen, House Moritani, House Rabban, House Richese, House Vernius, Achilleus Atreides, Agamemnon d'Atreides, Agis III Atreides, Alexandros Atreides, Alexios Atreides, Alia Atreides, Aristeteles Atreides Aigisthodes, Arrakis, Arrakis Revolt, Ascension of House Atreides, Atreides Empire, Atreus, Atreus Atreides Atreides, Battle of Arrakeen, Beakkal, Breeding program, Burbage, Cala City, Castle Caladan, Darwi Odrade, Deegan, Demetrios Atreides, Demetrios IX Atreides, Demetrios VIII Atreides, Demetrios XVII Atreides, Duncan Idaho, Duncan Idaho gholas, Ecazi Revolt, Ego-memory, Elias Atreides, Elto Vitt, Estes Atreides, Gallatin, Ghanima Atreides, Golden Lion Throne, Gurney Halleck, Harah, Hawk, Hayt, Helena Atreides, Heraklios II Atreides, Hestia, Hippolute Atreides, Hoh Vitt, Iakobos Atreides, Iason Atreides, Imperial Council, Imperial House, Ioannes Atreides, Jessica Atreides, Kagin Atreides, Kalman Atreides, Konstantinos Atreides, Leto Atreides I, Leto Atreides II, Leto Atreides II the Elder, Leto I Atreides, Lovisa Rogier, Lucilla, Markos Atreides, Maximos Atreides, Mikael II, Mikael III, Mikael VI, Miles Teg, Minos IX Atreides, Minotauros Atreides, Moneo Atreides, Muad'Dib's Jihad, Muad'Dib, Na-Duke, Nestor IV, Odusseus Atreides, Old Duke, Old Imperium, Oral History, Paulos II Atreides, Paulos XVIII Atreides, Paulos XVI Atreides, Paulus Atreides, Paul Atreides, Pausanias Atreides, Peleus Atreides, Philippos Atreides, Phillipos III Atreides, Siona Atreides, Star Jewel Project, Swain Goire, Telemachos Atreides, Theater of Shards, The Preacher, The Tyrant, Thufir Hawat, Victor Atreides, Vorian Atreides, Wellington Yueh, Wesle Atreides, Alexandra Ecaz, Anirul's Throne, Anirul Corrino, Arrakis Revolt, Audrii III, Battle of Arrakeen, Battle of Corrin, Beakkal, Beely Ridondo, Chalice Corrino, Chaola Fenring, Contemplation Tea House, Co...
Download and read online Dune House Corrino in PDF and EPUB This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 53. Chapters: Alexandra Ecaz, Anirul's Throne, Anirul Corrino, Arrakis Revolt, Audrii III, Battle of Arrakeen, Battle of Corrin, Beakkal, Beely Ridondo, Chalice Corrino, Chaola Fenring, Contemplation Tea House, Corrin I, Corrin IV, Corrin VIII, Corrino Empire, Corrinth, Corrinth City, Crown Prince, Crystane and Tara Corrino, Ecazi Revolt, Edwina Corrino, Elliott Corrino, Elrood I, Elrood V, Era of the Princes, Ezhar Corrino VII, Fafnir Corrino, Farad'n Corrino, Faykan Butler, Firenza Thorvald, Fondil Corrino III, Forbin II, Frederick IV, Golden Lion Throne, Great Spice War, Habla, Halleck I, Harilan, Hasimir Fenring, Hassik Corrino III, Hassik III Center for the Performing Arts, Henli II bin Ghulan, Henli V, Henoor I, Henoor II, House of Alman Corrino, House of Saluso Corrino, House of al-Qair, Idriss Corrino I, Imperial House, Imperial Legion, Imperial Opal Palace, Irulan Corrino, Ishaq Corrino XV, Josifa Corrino, Kaitain, Menemtahe IV, Noukkers, Old Imperium, Otto Aramsham, Phidias Latzko, Prison planet, Project Amal, Raphael Corrino I, Rugi Corrino, Salusa Secundus, Saluso VI, Sardaukar, Saudir I, Saudir II, Selamik, Shaddam Corrino IV, Sheuset I, Sheuset II, Sidir VI, Sidir VII, Sidir XIII, Sidir XIV Estil III, Tyekanik, Tyros Reffa, Vutier Corrino II, Wensic I Menemtahe II, Wensicia Corrino, Wensicia Mutelli, Yvette Hagal, Zum Garon. Excerpt: Alexandra Ecaz was the third wife of Padishah Emperor Elrood Corrino IX and, consequently, Empress Consort during the years of the Late Corrino Empire. She was the mother of Crown Prince Fafnir, heir to the throne. In the year 10, 079 AG., four years after the death of his second wife Yvette Hagal, Emperor Elrood IX married Alexandra from House Ecaz. In 10, 092 AG., the new Empress gave birth the heir of the throne, Crown Prince Fafnir, but six years later, on 10, 098 AG., Alexandra mysteriously dissapeared. Her husband then married Habla of...
Download and read online Der W stenplanet in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Dune House Harkonnen in PDF and EPUB Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson return to the vivid universe of Frank Herbert’s Dune, bringing a vast array of rich and complex characters into conflict to shape the destiny of worlds.... As Shaddam sits at last on the Golden Lion Throne, Baron Vladimir Harkonnen plots against the new Emperor and House Atreides — and against the mysterious Sisterhood of the Bene Gesserit. For Leto Atreides, grown complacent and comfortable as ruler of his House, it is a time of momentous choice: between friendship and duty, safety and destiny. But for the survival of House Atreides, there is just one choice — strive for greatness or be crushed. From the Paperback edition.
Download and read online Sisterhood of Dune in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Dune The Butlerian Jihad in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Der Gottkaiser des W stenplaneten in PDF and EPUB Ich habe diese menschliche Gesellschaft geformt und über dreitausend Jahre damit verbracht, damit die gesamte Spezies endlich erwachsen wird. Dreieinhalb Jahrtausende sind auf Arrakis vergangen, und die Welt hat sich gründlich gewandelt: Der ehemalige Wüstenplanet ist dank technischer Mittel eine grüne Oase geworden. Die einst so stolzen Fremen sind nur noch ein Schatten ihrer selbst, eine touristische Attraktion. Doch es gibt noch ein Stück Vergangenheit auf Arrakis, sorgfältig vor Feuchtigkeit geschützt: die Wüste Sareer. Dort lebt Leto II, der Sohn von Paul Muad’dib. Doch Leto ist kein Mensch mehr. Seit Jahrtausenden vollzieht sein Körper eine Wandlung, geht eine Symbiose mit dem Shai-Hulud ein. Er hat seine Menschlichkeit aufgegeben, um die Menschen zu retten, tritt jetzt als Gott auf und verlangt absolute Unterwerfung. Doch seine Gegner wissen, dass er verletzlich ist – und sie verfügen über die Waffen, um ihn zu vernichten ...
Download and read online Hellhole Inferno in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Dune Organizations in PDF and EPUB Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 33. Chapters: Dune families, Mentat, Bene Gesserit, Bene Tleilax, Fremen, House Atreides, House Harkonnen, Honored Matres, House Corrino, List of Dune Houses, Sardaukar, House Vernius, Spacing Guild, Landsraad, Lost Tleilaxu, Swordmasters of the Ginaz, House Richese, House Ordos, CHOAM. Excerpt: The Bene Gesserit ( -ee-- r-it) are a key social, religious, and political force in Frank Herbert's science fiction Dune universe. The group is described as an exclusive sisterhood whose members train their bodies and minds through years of physical and mental conditioning to obtain superhuman powers and abilities that can seem magical to outsiders. Acolytes who have acquired the breadth of Bene Gesserit abilities are called Reverend Mothers within the organization's ranks. Some of these fictional powers are analyzed and deconstructed from a real world scientific perspective in the book The Science of Dune (2008). Sometimes called "witches" due to their secretive nature and misunderstood powers, the Bene Gesserit are loyal only to themselves. However, to attain their goals and avoid outside interference, they often screen themselves with the illusion of being loyal to other groups or individuals. Their every move is calculated toward an end result. As the skills of a Bene Gesserit are as desirable as an alliance with the Sisterhood itself, they are able to charge a fee to school the females from Great Houses, and install some of their initiates as wives and concubines to their advantage. In 1965's Dune, the Princess Irulan is quoted (via epigraph): (see also: feminist lies and the female orgasm) In Frank Herbert's 1965 novel Dune, the Bene Gesserit are a secretive matriarchal order who have achieved somewhat superhuman abilities through physical and mental conditioning and the use of the drug melange. Under the guise of humbly "serving..".
Download and read online Elemental The Tsunami Relief Anthology in PDF and EPUB In the winter of 2005, after the horrifying natural disaster of the tsunami in Southeast Asia, Steve Savile and Alethea Kontis joined forces to raise money to help the distressed survivors and have created Elemental. They solicited SF and fantasy stories, all new and never published elsewhere, from many of the top writers in the genres today, and received immediate responses in the form of the excellent stories here in this book. Elemental has an introduction by Arthur C.Clarke and more than twenty stories by Brian Aldiss, David Drake, Jacqueline Carey, Martha Wells, Larry Niven, Joe Haldeman, Eric Nylund, Sherrilyn Kenyon writing as Kinley MacGregor, and a Dune story by Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson, and many others. They created in Elemental one of the most important genre anthologies of the year, but more than that: in giving real value for the purchase price, everyone who sells this book can be proud, and everyone who buys it will be richly rewarded for supporting the tsunami relief effort. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Download and read online Children Of Dune in PDF and EPUB The epic that began with the HUGO and NEBULA Award-winning classic DUNE 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 ...
Download and read online Mentats of Dune in PDF and EPUB 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.