Children Of Dune

Children Of Dune : The Third Dune Novel

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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 ...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 114 x 178 x 28mm | 238g
  • Gollancz
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0575074906
  • 9780575074903
  • 9,439

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With millions of copies sold worldwide, Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune books stand among the major achievements of the human imagination.The desert planet has begun to grow green and lush. The life-giving spice is abundant. The nine-year-old royal twins, possessing their father's supernormal powers, are being groomed as Messiahs.But there are those who think the Imperium does not need Messiahs...
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?Ranging from palace intrigue and desert chases to religious speculation and confrontations with the supreme intelligence of the universe, there is something here for all science fiction fans.? ?"Publishers Weekly" ?Herbert adds enough new twists and turns to the ongoing saga that familiarity with the recurring elements brings pleasure.? ?"Challenging Destiny"
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About Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert (1920-86) was born in Tacoma, Washington and worked as a reporter and later editor of a number of West Coast newspapers before becoming a full-time writer. His first SF story was published in 1952 but he achieved fame more than ten years later with the publication in Analog of 'Dune World' and 'The Prophet of Dune' that were amalgamated in the novel Dune in 1965.
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