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Sandworms of Dune

Format:  Hardcover,

496 pages

Edition: Oxf Univ PR Pbk

Publisher: St Martins Pr

Publish Date: Aug 2007

ISBN-13: 9780765312938

ISBN-10: 076531293X

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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.
Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden in two safe-deposit boxes for a decade, "Sandworms of Dune "will answer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, and the resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the most demanding reader.

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Publisher: St Martins Pr
Publish Date: Aug 2007
ISBN-13: 9780765312938
ISBN-10: 076531293X
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 496
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.7
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 6.5 x 9.5 x 1.5

About the author

Biography of Anderson, Kevin J.

Kevin J. Anderson was born March 27, 1962, and raised in small town Oregon, Wisconsin. At eight years old, he wrote his first novel, three pages long on pink scrap paper on the typewriter in his father's den. He called it "The Injection", a story about a mad scientist who invents a formula that can bring anything to life. He submitted his first short story to a magazine when he was a freshman in high school, but it wasn't unit two years later that he had a story accepted, for a magazine that paid only in copies.

When he was a senior, he sold his first story for actual money, a whopping $12. 50, but he never slowed down. He sold his first novel, Resurrection, Inc., by the time he turned 25. Anderson worked in California for twelve years as a technical writer and editor at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. After he had published ten of his own science fiction novels to wide critical acclaim, he came to the attention of Lucasfilm, and was offered the chance at writing Star Wars novels.

Anderson signed the largest science fiction contract in publishing history, to write a prequel trilogy to Frank Herbert's classic Sci-Fi novel Dune, coauthored with Herbert's son Brian. Anderson also broke the Guinness World Record for "Largest Single-Author Signing", passing the previous records set by Gen. Colin Powell and Howard Stern. Anderson's Star Wars Jedi Academy trilogy became the three top-selling science fiction novels of 1994. He has also completed numerous other projects for Lucasfilm, including the 14-volumes in the New York Times bestselling Young Jedi Knights series.

His three original Star Wars anthologies are the bestselling Science Fiction anthologies of all time. Anderson is the author of three hardcover novels based on the X-Files; all three became international bestsellers, the first of which reached #1 on the London Sunday Times. Ground Zero was voted "Best Science Fiction Novel of 1995" by the readers of SFX magazine. Ruins hit the New York Times bestseller list, the first X-Files novel ever to do so, and was voted "Best Science Fiction Novel of 1996. Anderson's thriller Ignition, written with Doug Beason, has sold to Universal Studios as a major motion picture.

Anderson and Beason's novels have been nominated for the Nebula Award and the American Physics Society's "Forum" award. Their other novels include Virtual Destruction, Fallout, and Ill Wind, which has been optioned by ABC TV for a television movie or miniseries. Anderson's solo work has garnered wide critical acclaim: Climbing Olympus was voted the best paperback Science Fiction novel of 1995 by Locus magazine, Resurrection, Inc. was nominated for the Bram Stoker Award, and his novel Blindfold was the 1996 preliminary Nebula nominee. Anderson has written numerous bestselling comics, including Star Wars and Predator titles for Dark Horse, and X-Files for Topps. He has over eleven million books in print worldwide.

Biography of Herbert, Brian

Brian Herbert is an author and the son of Frank Herbert, the creator of the Dune series. Brian Herbert has had several stand-alone novels published but he is perhaps most well-known for his books that expand on his father's Dune novels. Written with author Kevin J. Anderson, these novels have been commercially successful and generally well received by the public. Brian Herbert is the co-author of the Dune novels House Atreides, House Harkonnen, House Corrino, The Butlerian Jihad, The Machine Crusade, The Battle of Corrin, The Road To Dune, Hunters of Dune, Sandworms Of Dune, Paul Of Dune, The Winds Of Dune, and Sisterhood of Dune. Brian Herbert has also edited several works relating to the Dune universe and to his father. In 2003, he authored Dreamer of Dune, the biography of Frank Herbert, a Hugo Award finalist nomination.

Reviews

Review by Library Journal (2007-07-01)

Twenty years after their escape from the beleaguered Bene Gesserit world of Chapterhouse, as told in the late Frank Herbert's final Dune tale (Chapterhouse: Dune), the Bene Gesserit sisterhood embarks on a bold scheme to create ghola-clones that eventually awaken to the full memories of their original-of some of history's key personalities, in the hope that they can find a way to win an otherwise unwinnable war. Avoiding attempts by the machine world to locate their ship, Ithaca, proves challenging, but even more threatening is the discovery of at least one saboteur aboard the Ithaca.

The future of humanity hangs on the abilities of newly created versions of Paul Muad'Dib; his mother, Lady Jessica Atreides; and the young ghola of Dune's notorious God Emperor, Leto II. Complex in structure though never hard to follow, this sequel to Hunters of Dune ties together the threads left by Chapterhouse: Dune, bringing closure to a saga of planetary birth and death and human courage and hubris. At the same time, the authors have left room for further explorations of one of the genre's most enduring worlds. Highly recommended for all sf collections. [The publisher is promoting this volume with a $250, 000 national marketing plan.

-Ed.]

(c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Book description

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.

Based directly on Frank Herbert's final outline, which lay hidden intwo safe-deposit boxes for a decade, Sandworms of Dune willanswer the urgent questions Dune fans have been debating for two decades: the origin of the Honored Matres, the tantalizing future of the planet Arrakis, the final revelation of the Kwisatz Haderach, andthe resolution to the war between Man and Machine. This breathtaking new novel in Frank Herbert's Dune series has enough surprises and plot twists to please even the mostdemanding reader.

Customer Product Reviews

Rated 4.5 out of 5★ by 2reviewers.
Rated 4 out of 5★ by A Great finish to a great series! I have been a DUNE fan for years and this is a great end to the series. If you are like me and the end of Chapterhouse left you cold - then HUNTERS OF DUNE and this book are great additions to the DUNE universe. The book may not be as well written or paced as the originals by Frank, but it is a great story and a better end than the original books provided. A must read for DUNE fans and Sci-Fi lovers. 10/22/2007
Rated 5 out of 5★ by Sandworms of Dune The best Dune book ever, couldn't put it down.this one explains everything! I love it! Brian Herbert did an excelleant job of his father's outline. I would diffinetly recommend this to anyone who is a sci-fi nut. very good 09/29/2007
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