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Sisterhood of Dune

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ISBN13: 9780765322739
ISBN10: 0765322730
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It is 83 years after the last of the thinking machines were destroyed in the Battle of Corrin, after Faykan Butler took the name of Corrino and established himself as the first Emperor of a new Imperium. Great changes are brewing that will shape and twist all of humankind.

The war hero Vorian Atreides has turned his back on politics and Salusa Secundus. The descendants of Abulurd Harkonnen Griffen and Valya have sworn vengeance against Vor, blaming him for the downfall of their fortunes. Raquella Berto-Anirul has formed the Bene Gesserit School on the jungle planet Rossak as the first Reverend Mother. The descendants of Aurelius Venport and Norma Cenva have built Venport Holdings, using mutated, spice-saturated Navigators who fly precursors of Heighliners. Gilbertus Albans, the ward of the hated Erasmus, is teaching humans to become Mentats...and hiding an unbelievable secret.

The Butlerian movement, rabidly opposed to all forms of "dangerous technology," is led by Manford Torondo and his devoted Swordmaster, Anari Idaho. And it is this group, so many decades after the defeat of the thinking machines, which begins to sweep across the known universe in mobs, millions strong, destroying everything in its path.

In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Sisterhood of Dune, every one of these characters, and all of these groups, will become enmeshed in the contest between Reason and Faith. All of them will be forced to choose sides in the inevitable crusade that could destroy humankind forever.

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"This shallow but fun blend of space opera and dynastic soap opera, the latest wing on the sprawling edifice that Frank Herbert's son and Anderson have built on the foundation of the original Dune novels, zips along faster than light. Humans have defeated cybernetic tyrants and now are torn between rejection of all technology and using machines to improve their lives. Raquella Berto-Anirul, first Reverend Mother of the Sisterhood that will become the Bene Gesserit, is determined to help women develop their potential, even if that means using forbidden computers to monitor a long-term human breeding program. The narrative is broken into short, jazzy chapters studded with familiar names like Atreides, Harkonnen, and Arrakis that will grab the attention of longtime Dune fans. The authors emphasize that any set of ideals can evolve into fanaticism; later installments will presumably enumerate the consequences. Agent: Trident Media Group. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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BRIAN HERBERT has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards. In 2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, a Hugo Award-nominated biography of his father.

KEVIN J. ANDERSON has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader's Choice Award. He set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.

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abebt, February 5, 2012 (view all comments by abebt)
Brian Herbert and Kevin Anderson has continued the historical aspect of the Dune series started by Frank Herbert in their own fashion with the notes obtained from Frank's collection. The novel places the highlight of the Sisterhood or Bene Gesserit School founders after the battle of the thinking machines. Another balance act of revealing the foundation for the sisterhood, guild navigators, mentats, and the political battle between House Harkonnen, Atreides, and Corinno. Although not as action oriented as previous Dune novels, it provides a key historical background story to the series for fans who want to know more details as to why events unfold in the subsequent books. It still provides a philosophical, ecological, political, and religious aspect that the entire series attempts to portray in a multiple award winning science fiction genre.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780765322739
Author:
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson
Publisher:
Macmillan Audio
Author:
Anderson, Kevin J.
Author:
Herbert, Brian
Subject:
Science / General
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20120103
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
496
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.125 in

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Product details 496 pages Macmillan Audio - English 9780765322739 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "This shallow but fun blend of space opera and dynastic soap opera, the latest wing on the sprawling edifice that Frank Herbert's son and Anderson have built on the foundation of the original Dune novels, zips along faster than light. Humans have defeated cybernetic tyrants and now are torn between rejection of all technology and using machines to improve their lives. Raquella Berto-Anirul, first Reverend Mother of the Sisterhood that will become the Bene Gesserit, is determined to help women develop their potential, even if that means using forbidden computers to monitor a long-term human breeding program. The narrative is broken into short, jazzy chapters studded with familiar names like Atreides, Harkonnen, and Arrakis that will grab the attention of longtime Dune fans. The authors emphasize that any set of ideals can evolve into fanaticism; later installments will presumably enumerate the consequences. Agent: Trident Media Group. (Jan.)" Publishers Weekly Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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