Dune House Corrino

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 9780553896954
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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.

Secrets Of The Wee Free Men And Discworld

Author: Linda Washington
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1429934883
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A fascinating guide to the international bestselling Discworld series and the award-winning The Wee Free Men—soon to be a major motion picture Before J. K. Rowling became the best-selling author in Britain, Terry Pratchett wore that hat. With over 45 million books sold, Pratchett is an international phenomenon. His brainchild is the Discworld series—novels he began as parodies of other works like Macbeth, Faust, and The Arabian Nights. The Wee Free Men, one of Pratchett's most popular novels, will be made into a movie by Spider-Man director Sam Raimi. It's the story of 9-year-old wannabe witch Tiffany Aching, who unites with the Nac Mac Feegle (6-inch-tall blue men who like to fight and love to drink) to free her brother from an evil fairy queen. A fun, interactive guide that will explore the land of Discword, Secrets of The Wee Free Men and Discworld is filled with sidebars, mythology trivia, and includes a bio of the fascinating author Terry Pratchett, and an in-depth analysis of his work. This unofficial guide is a great resource for readers of The Wee Free Men and the other books of the Discworld series.

Dune House Atreides

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0553897829
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THE EPIC PREQUEL TO DUNE "DUNE: HOUSE ATREIDES is a terrific prequel, but it is also a first-rate adventure on its own. Frank Herbert would surely be delighted and proud of this continuation of his vision."—Dean Koontz Frank Herbert's Dune chronicles became an enduring classic and the most popular science fiction series of all time. Working from recently discovered files left by his father, Brian Herbert and best-selling novelist Kevin J. Anderson bring us Dune: House Atreides, the prequel, which captures all the complexity and grand themes of the original work while weaving a new tapestry of great passion and momentous destiny into a saga that expands the tale written by Frank Herbert more than thirty years ago. Complex, brilliant, and prophetic, Frank Herbert's award-winning Dune chronicles captured the imaginations of millions of readers worldwide—and transformed their perception of what the future could be. By his death in 1986, Frank Herbert had completed six novels in the Dune series. But much of his vision—vast, sprawling, and multilayered—remained unwritten. Now, working from recently discovered files left by his father, Brian Herbert and bestselling novelist Kevin J. Anderson collaborate on a new novel, the first volume in the prequel to Dune—where we step onto planet Arrakis...decades before Dune's hero, Paul Atreides, walks its sands. — Beginning nearly four decades before Dune, House Atreides introduces pivotal characters, alliances, base treacheries, and bright hopes that form the foundation of Dune. On the planet Arrakis, an aging tyrant sits on the Golden Lion Throne and rules all of the known universe, while his son grows dangerously impatient for the crown. A quasi-religious order of black-robed women move their secret breeding program one momentous step closer to creating a god-child they call the Kwisatz Haderach. And a minor family among the nobility, House Atreides, chooses a course of honor that will bring it to destruction at the hands of its mortal enemy, House Harkonnen—or take it to new heights of power. Here is the rich and complex world that Frank Herbert created in his classic series, in the time leading up to the momentous events of Dune. As Emperor Elrood's son Shaddam plots a subtle regicide, young Leto Atreides leaves his lush, water-rich planet for a year's education on the mechanized world of Ix; a planetologist named Pardot Kynes is dispatched by the Emperor to the desert planet Arrakis, or Dune, to discover the secrets of the addictive spice known as melange; and the eight-year-old slave Duncan Idaho is hunted by his cruel masters in a terrifying game from which he vows escape and vengeance. But none can envision the fate in store for them: one that will make them renegades—and shapers of history. Covering the decade when Shaddam wins his throne, the teenager Leo Atreides becomes unexpectedly the rule of House Atreides, and Pardot Kynes uncovers one of the planet Dune's greatest secrets, House Atreides stands next to Dune in its power and scope. While this new novel solves some of Dune's most baffling mysteries, it presents new puzzles springing from the sands where one day Paul Muad'Dib Atreides will walk. But now, in the years before Paul's birth, an unforgettable new epic begins. Fans of the Dune chronicles will relish the opportunity to return to the rich and exotic universe created by Frank Herbert, while new readers will be introduced to an incomparable imagination—a future where the fate of the entire cosmos is at stake.

Dune Houses

Author: Source: Wikia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781234683191
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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...

Dune The Butlerian Jihad

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429955904
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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.

Dune And Philosophy

Author: Jeffery Nicholas
Publisher: Open Court Publishing
ISBN: 0812697154
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Frank Herbert'sDune 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? Philosophers who are fans ofDune will trek through the desert of the Duniverse seeing answers to these and other questions.

Dune Messiah

Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101157879
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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...

Dune Caladan

Author: Source: Wikia
Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series
ISBN: 9781234682903
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This book consists of articles from Wikia or other free sources online. Pages: 42. Chapters: Caladanians, Atreides Landing, Caladanian wine, Caladan primitive, Cala City, Castle Caladan, Eastern Continent, Elecran, Empty Man, Paradan melon, Pongi rice, Pundi rice, Sisters in Isolation, Southern Continent, Brom Tergiet, Deegan, Duncan Idaho, Elto Vitt, Estes Atreides, Gurney Halleck, Helena Atreides, Hoh Vitt, Jessica Atreides, Kagin Atreides, Kalem Vazz, Leronica Tergiet, Leto Atreides I, Leto I Atreides, Minos IX Atreides, Minotauros Atreides, Paulos XVIII Atreides, Paulos XVI Atreides, Swain Goire, Thufir Hawat, Victor Atreides. Excerpt: Expanded DuneThis article or section refers to elements from Expanded Dune. Atreides Landing was a second spaceport built on the Southern Continent of the planet Caladan late in the Corrino Empire, by House Atreides. The spaceport, and accompanying city, was built to transport the various goods and products grown on or near the southern land mass. This was to combat the high price of having to transport the goods to Cala City, on the other side of the world, on the Western Continent. From the Landing, as it was popularly called, Pundi rice, Caladanian wines, Cidrit fruit and juice, as well as paradan melons; were packaged and shipped throughout the Imperium. Butterfish was a type of fish that lived in the Sea of Caladan View the featured version of this article here. Caladan seen from orbit. Caladan was the third planet orbiting the star Delta Pavonis. It was a lush oceanic world, and the ancestral home of House Atreides for twenty-six generations, prior to their relocation to the planet Arrakis in 10191 AG Caladan was the fiefdom of House Atreides. It was the birthplace of Duke Leto Atreides I, Paul Atreides, and most of Paul's ancestors that had been heads of House Atreides and rulers of the planet. In 10191 AG House Atreides was ordered to relinquish the fief of Caladan, which had been the family's home for more than 10,0...

Dune Organizations

Author: Source Wikipedia
Publisher: University-Press.org
ISBN: 9781230596747
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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: 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..".