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.

Die Navigatoren des W stenplaneten

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641209595
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Die Geschichte der Raum-Navigatoren Über Jahrtausende hat sich die Menschheit im All ausgebreitet und Planeten besiedelt. Nun, da der Krieg gegen die Maschinen gewonnen ist und ein neues Imperium gegründet wurde, hängt die Zukunft der Galaxis von den Navigatoren ab – genmanipulierten Menschen, die mithilfe des Gewürzes vom Wüstenplaneten gewaltige Raumschiffe durchs All manövrieren.

Dune The Butlerian Jihad

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429955904
Format: PDF
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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.

Der W stenplanet Paul Atreides

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641210127
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Ein Sohn wird immer von seinem Vater gestaltet. „Der Wüstenplanet” endet, als Paul Atreides die Herrschaft über Arrakis antritt und damit die Kontrolle über das Spice übernimmt, das für die interstellare Raumfahrt unabdingbar ist. Der zweite Teil, „Der Herr des Wüstenplaneten“, spielt etliche Jahre später, nachdem Pauls Truppen bereits die Herrschaft über die Galaxis übernommen haben und der Muad’dib Imperator eines gewaltigen Sternenreiches geworden ist. Doch was geschah in diesen entscheidenden Jahren dazwischen? Wie wurde der vorherige Imperator gestürzt? Welche Feinde haben das zu verhindern versucht? Und wie wurde der junge Paul Atreides zum Propheten? Denn nicht alle folgten Muad'dib bereitwillig in den Dschihad ...

St rme des W stenplaneten

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641210208
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Obwohl er fort ist, hört Muad’dib nie auf, uns zu prüfen. Paul Atreides, gleichermaßen als Gott verehrt und als Tyrann verhasst, ist nach dem Tod seiner Geliebten Chani in der Wüste verschwunden und hat die Herrschaft über das Imperium seiner jungen Schwester Alia überlasse. Doch an allen Ecken des Reiches brodelt der Geist der Rebellion gegen die grausame Herrschaft der Atreides. Alia will mit allen Mitteln die Doktrinen ihres Bruders durchsetzen und eröffnet eine gnadenlose Jagd auf die Rebellen. In diesem Klima von Verrat und Intrigen versucht Pauls Mutter, Lady Jessica herauszufinden, was hinter dem geheimnisvollen Verschwinden ihres Sohnes steckt. Sie kommt einer gigantischen Verschwörung auf die Spur und muss sich schließlich entscheiden, ob sie das Andenken ihres geliebten Sohnes zum Wohle des Wüstenplaneten opfern soll ...

Dune Messiah

Author: Frank Herbert
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101157879
Format: PDF
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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 The Battle of Corrin

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9781429975377
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Following their internationally bestselling novels Dune: The Butlerian Jihad and Dune: The Machine Crusade, Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson forge a final tumultuous finish to their prequels to Frank Herbert's Dune. Dune: The Battle of Corrin It has been fifty-six hard years since the events of The Machine Crusade. Following the death of Serena Butler, the bloodiest decades of the Jihad take place. Synchronized Worlds and Unallied Planets are liberated one by one, and at long last, after years of struggle, the human worlds begin to hope that the end of the centuries-long conflict with the thinking machines is finally in sight. Unfortunately, Omnius has one last, deadly card to play. In a last-ditch effort to destroy humankind, virulent plagues are let loose throughout the galaxy, decimating the populations of whole planets . . . and once again, the tide of the titanic struggle shifts against the warriors of the human race. At last, the war that has lasted many lifetimes will be decided in the apocalyptic Battle of Corrin. In the greatest battle in science fiction history, human and machine face off one last time. . . . And on the desert planet of Arrakis, the legendary Fremen of Dune become the feared fighting force to be discovered by Paul Muad'Dib in Frank Herbert's classic, Dune. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Die J ger des W stenplaneten

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641210135
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Wir dürfen nicht vergessen, dass ein weit gefährlicherer Feind auf dem Weg zu uns ist. Die Geehrten Matres, ein Konkurrenzorden der Bene Gesserit, kehren aus der Diaspora zurück und überziehen die Planeten des Alten Imperiums mit Tod und Vernichtung. So wird auch Rakis, der Wüstenplanet, in einen Schlackehaufen verwandel und die sagenumwobenen Sandwürmer gnadenlos eingeäschert. Damit ist die einzige Quelle des Gewürzes versiegt und das Imperium vernichtet. Während die Matres versuchen, mittels Gholas verschüttetes Wissen der Vergangenheit nutzbar zu machen, setzen die Bene Gesserit alles daran, mit ihrem Zuchtprogramm die Heroen des Imperiums wiederzubeleben. Einzig Murbella, eine ehemalige Mater, bemüht sich, beide Frauenorden zu vereinen, denn sie ahnt, dass die Rückkehr der Matres nicht freiwillig geschah: Sie sind in der Diaspora auf einen furchtbaren Gegner gestoßen, der jenseits der Grenzen des Imperiums lauert und sich anschickt, die Menschheit auszulöschen ...

Hunters of Dune

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1848943431
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Fleeing from the monstrous Honored Matres - dark counterparts of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood - Duncan Idaho, the military genius Bashar Miles Teg, a woman named Sheeana who can talk to sandworms, and a group of desperate refugees explore the boundaries of the universe. Aboard their sophisticated no-ship, they have used long-stored cells to resurrect heroes and villains from the past, including Paul Muad'Dib, in preparation for a final confrontation with a mysterious outside Enemy so great it can destroy even the terrible Honored Matres. And, deep in the hold of their giant ship, the refugees carry the last surviving sandworms from devastated Arrakis, as they search the universe for a new Dune.

House Atreides

Author: Brian Herbert
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780340751749
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It is the year 10,154 of the Imperial Calendar, and for four decades the planet Arrakis - called Dune by its inhabitants - has been ruled by the Harkonnen family. But the seeds of change have been sown.. On Arrakis, an idealistic young planetologist, Pardot Kynes, goes out into the desert to learn the secrets of its giant sandworms and the priceless Spice they create. And on another planet, Caledon, young Leto Atreides is nearly ready to become duke. The blood feud between House Atreides and House Harkonnen is about to begin. Drawing on notes, outlines and correspondence Frank Herbert left behind at his death, as well as conversations and brainstorming sessions Brian Herbert held with his father, House Atreides is a breathtaking story of war, treachery and decadence; of love, loyalty and steadfastness in the face of overwhelming odds.