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.
In this fascinating volume, the world’s millions of Dune fans can now read—at long last—the unpublished chapters and scenes from DUNE and DUNE MESSIAH.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 also 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.
Foreword by Bill Ransom
At the end of CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE – Frank Herbert’s final Dune novel – a ship carrying the ghola of Duncan Idaho, Sheeana (a young woman who can control sandworms), and a crew of various refugees, escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres, dark counterparts to the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood. The nearly invincible Honored Matres have swarmed into the known universe, driven from their home by a terrifying, mysterious enemy. As designed by the creative genius of Frank Herbert, the primary story of Hunters and Sandworms is the exotic odyssey of Duncan’s no-ship as it is forced to elude the diabolical traps set by the ferocious, unknown enemy. To strengthen their forces, the fugitives have used genetic technology from Scytale, the last Tleilaxu Master, to revive key figures from Dune’s past—including Paul Muad’Dib and his beloved Chani, Lady Jessica, Stilgar, Thufir Hawat, and even Dr. Wellington Yueh. Each of these characters will use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.
As Frank Herbert's (1965) begins, finds himself in a dangerous position; the 81st Padishah Emperor has put him in control of the , known as Dune, which is the only natural source of the all-important spice melange. The most valuable commodity in the known universe, the spice not only makes safe and reliable interstellar travel possible, but also prolongs life, protects against disease, and is used by the Bene Gesserit to enhance their abilities. The potential financial gains for House Atreides are mitigated by the fact that mining melange from the desert surface of Arrakis is an expensive and hazardous undertaking, thanks to the treacherous environment and constant threat of giant which protect the spice. In addition, Leto is aware that Shaddam, feeling threatened by the rising power and influence of the Atreides, has sent him into a trap; failure to meet or exceed the production volume of their predecessors, the vicious , will negatively affect the position of House Atreides in CHOAM, which relies on spice profits. Further, the very presence of the Atreides on Arrakis inflames the long-simmering between House Atreides and House Harkonnen, a feud ignited 10,000 years before when an Atreides had a Harkonnen banished for cowardice after the Butlerian Jihad.
At the end of Frank Herbert's final novel, CHAPTERHOUSE: DUNE, a ship carrying a crew of refugees escapes into the uncharted galaxy, fleeing from a terrifying, mysterious enemy. The fugitives used genetic technology to revive key figures from Dune's past – including Paul Muad'Dib and Lady Jessica –to use their special talents to meet the challenges thrown at them.
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, edited by Kevin R. Grazier, Ph.D. A book of essays, with this Product Description as found on on Amazon: “Delving into the world of Dune, this guide offers fascinating scientific speculation on topics including physics, chemistry, ecology, evolution, psychology, technology, and genetics. It also scrutinizes Frank Herbert’s science fiction world by asking questions such as Is the ecology of Dune realistic? Is it theoretically possible to get information from the future? Could humans really evolve as Herbert suggests? and Which of Herbert’s inventions have already come to life? This companion to the Dune series is a must-have for any fan who wants to revisit this science fiction world and explore it even further.”
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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.
, edited by Jeffery Nicholas. A book of essays, with this description from the back cover: “Frank Herbert’s DUNE saga, the most widely read science-fiction story of all time and of all time to come, presents us with a cosmos in which fanaticism knows no mercy and history is made by the interplay of ruthless conspiracies. What happens when genetic manipulation creates a godlike messiah? Must the overthrow of a brutal dictatorship generate more problems than it solves? Does our reliance on valuable resources – oil or addictive spice – place us at the mercy of those who can destroy those resources? Can we resurrect the dead by rebuilding persons from a few of their bodily cells? DUNE AND PHILOSOPHY ambushes the Duniverse from all directions. Those anxiously admired or fondly hated characters – Paul Atreides, Baron Vladimir Harkkonen, Duncan Idaho, The God-Emperor Leto II, the Bene Gesserit witches – speak once more in this fearless philosophical sifting of life’s timeless questions.”
Dune Master: A Frank Herbert Bibliography.
The result has been rather something like a school of literature and book cover design with glittering italic art deco type that reminds one of refrigerator magnets, lemonade stands, velvet paintings, and monster truck rally posters than it does a heady new age of fantastic literature. The percentage of SF worth reading from self-published unknown amateurs is about what one would expect from the phrase unknown amateurs, which is to say nearly zero. The idea a novel like Frank Herbert's "Dune Messiah," with it's carefully crafted weight of prose and stunning ideas is going to emerge from an electronic flea-market bereft of editors is ridiculous. Most self-published cover design is as as a state fair butter sculpture and one can expect the contents will reflect the cover. That poses the question of what someone is who can't tell the difference between a butter sculpture and the seated colossi of Ramses II at Abu Simbel, or worse, someone who will reproduce the latter in butter, perhaps with a miniature chainsaw. The only thing Amazon, Photoshop and computers have enabled when it comes to SF is to have horrible fan fiction once relegated to mimeographed trash out of a garage now made available to global release at the push of a button. The result is butter sculptures of Ramses II minus the slightest whiff of irony or humor. The fact SF has become victim to such technologies possesses its own irony, and reminds one of the possibly apocryphal stories of New York City shoe-shine boys giving stock market tips just before the great crash of 1929.