The Second Great Dune Trilogy

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ISBN: 0575040181
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 1111
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Gollancz

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The Great Dune Trilogy

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ISBN: 0575070706
Release Date: 1979
Number of pages: 910
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group

Download and read online The Great Dune Trilogy in PDF and EPUB 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, ho 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.


Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature

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ISBN: 9780810878846
Release Date: 2014-10-01
Number of pages: 434
Author: M. Keith Booker
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature in PDF and EPUB The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature is a useful reference to the broad and burgeoning field of science fiction literature. Science fiction literature has gained immensely in critical respect and attention, while maintaining a broad readership. However, despite the fact that it is a rapidly changing field, contemporary science fiction literature also maintains a strong sense of its connections to science fiction of the past, which makes a historical reference of this sort particularly valuable as a tool for understanding science fiction literature as it now exists and as it has evolved over the years. The Historical Dictionary of Science Fiction in Literature covers the history of science fiction in literature through a chronology, an introductory essay, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has over 300 cross-referenced entries including significant people; themes; critical issues; and the most significant genres that have formed science fiction literature. This book is an excellent access point for students, researchers, and anyone wanting to know more about this subject.


Dune

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ISBN: 9780575104419
Release Date: 2010-12-30
Number of pages: 624
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Dune in PDF and EPUB 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


The Annual Obituary

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ISBN: 1558620133
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 700
Author: Patricia Burgess
Publisher: St James Pr

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The Complete Critical Assembly

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ISBN: 9781587153303
Release Date: 2002-10-01
Number of pages: 340
Author: David Langford
Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

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Dune Messiah

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ISBN: 1101157879
Release Date: 2008-02-05
Number of pages: 336
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Dune Messiah in PDF and EPUB Book Two in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles—the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time Dune Messiah continues the story of Paul Atreides, better known—and feared—as the man christened Muad’Dib. As Emperor of the Known Universe, he possesses more power than a single man was ever meant to wield. Worshipped as a religious icon by the fanatical Fremens, Paul faces the enmity of the political houses he displaced when he assumed the throne—and a conspiracy conducted within his own sphere of influence. And even as House Atreides begins to crumble around him from the machinations of his enemies, the true threat to Paul comes to his lover, Chani, and the unborn heir to his family’s dynasty...


Science fiction and fantasy literature 1975 1991

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ISBN: UOM:49015003032613
Release Date: 1992-03
Number of pages: 1512
Author: R. Reginald
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

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St James Guide to Science Fiction Writers

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ISBN: UCSC:32106014434788
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 1175
Author: Jay P. Pederson
Publisher: St James Press

Download and read online St James Guide to Science Fiction Writers in PDF and EPUB Concise discussions of the lives and principal works of prominent science-fiction authors, written by subject experts.


Heretics Of Dune

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ISBN: 9780575104457
Release Date: 2010-12-30
Number of pages: 512
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Hachette UK

Download and read online Heretics Of Dune in PDF and EPUB From Dune to Rakis to Dune, the wheel turns full circle. From burning desert to green and fertile land and on again to burning desert ... the cycle is complete. The people of the Scattering are returning. Amongst them, mysterious and threatening, are the women who call themselves the Honoured Matres, adepts of an ecstatic cult. And on Rakis, become Dune, an ancient prophecy is fulfilled with the coming of the she-sheer, Sheeana ...


Chapterhouse Dune

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ISBN: 0441102670
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 436
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Chapterhouse Dune in PDF and EPUB Fifteen thousand years after Leto II's death, the remnants of the Bene Gesserit contend with the ruthless leaders of an alien culture to forge a new civilization and preserve the best of the Old Empire


Annual Obituary 1986

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ISBN: 1558620133
Release Date: 1989-08-01
Number of pages: 700
Author: Patricia Burgess
Publisher: St James Pr

Download and read online Annual Obituary 1986 in PDF and EPUB Published yearly from 1980, this biographical series for libraries is international in scope and contains entries for the most prominent men and women who have died during the year indicated in the title. In addition, each annual volume includes cumulative alphabetical and professions indexes.


Contemporary Popular Writers

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105020134537
Release Date: 1997
Number of pages: 528
Author: Dave Mote
Publisher: St James Press

Download and read online Contemporary Popular Writers in PDF and EPUB Contains brief entries for over three hundred contemporary authors


Children Of Dune

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ISBN: 9780575104402
Release Date: 2010-12-30
Number of pages: 432
Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Hachette UK

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 ...


Mentats of Dune

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ISBN: 9781471128028
Release Date: 2014-03-13
Number of pages: 448
Author: Kevin J. Anderson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Mentats of Dune in PDF and EPUB 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 know 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.