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Heretics of Dune

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Book Five in the Magnificent Dune Chronicles--the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of known space. The planet Arrakis--now called Rakis--has reverted to its desert climate, and its great sandworms are dying. Now the Lost Ones are returning home in pursuit of power. And as these factions vie for control over the remnants of the Empire, a girl named Sheeana rises to prominence in the wastelands of Rakis, sending religious fervor throughout the galaxy. For she possesses the abilities of the Fremen sandriders--fulfilling a prophecy foretold by the late God Emperor....
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Product details

  • Paperback | 471 pages
  • 106 x 175 x 26mm | 231g
  • Berkley Publishing Corporation,U.S.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0441328008
  • 9780441328000
  • 3,974

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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 planet Arrakis -- now called Rakis -- is becoming desert again. The Lost Ones are returning home from the far reaches of space. The great sandworms are dying. And the children of Dune's children awaken from empire as from a dream, wielding the new power of a heresy called love...
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Praise for Heretics of Dune

"A monumental piece of imaginative architecture...indisputably magical."-Los Angeles Herald Examiner

"Appealing and gripping...Fascinating detail, yet cloaked in mystery and mysticism."-The Milwaukee Journal

Praise for Dune

"I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."-Arthur C. Clarke

"A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed...a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas."-The Washington Post Book World

"One of the monuments of modern science fiction."-Chicago Tribune

"Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious."-Robert A. Heinlein

"Herbert's creation of this universe, with its intricate development and analysis of ecology, religion, politics and philosophy, remains one of the supreme and seminal achievements in science fiction."-Louisville Times
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Praise for Heretics of Dune "A monumental piece of imaginative architecture...indisputably magical."--Los Angeles Herald Examiner "Appealing and gripping...Fascinating detail, yet cloaked in mystery and mysticism."--The Milwaukee Journal Praise for Dune "I know nothing comparable to it except Lord of the Rings."--Arthur C. Clarke "A portrayal of an alien society more complete and deeply detailed than any other author in the field has managed...a story absorbing equally for its action and philosophical vistas."--The Washington Post Book World "One of the monuments of modern science fiction."--Chicago Tribune "Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious."--Robert A. Heinlein "Herbert's creation of this universe, with its intricate development and analysis of ecology, religion, politics and philosophy, remains one of the supreme and seminal achievements in science fiction."--Louisville Times
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About Frank Herbert

Frank Herbert is the bestselling author of the Dune saga. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. He worked a wide variety of jobs--including TV cameraman, radio commentator, oyster diver, jungle survival instructor, lay analyst, creative writing teacher, reporter and editor of several West Coast newspapers--before becoming a full-time writer. In 1952, Herbert began publishing science fiction with "Looking for Something?" in Startling Stories. But his emergence as a writer of major stature did not occur until 1965, with the publication of Dune. Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, and Chapterhouse: Dune followed, completing the saga that the Chicago Tribune would call "one of the monuments of modern science fiction." Herbert is also the author of some twenty other books, including The White Plague, The Dosadi Experiment, and Destination: Void. He died in 1986.
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