The Road to Dune

Dune

Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson

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Frank Herbert's Dune is widely known as the science fiction equivalent of The Lord of the Rings. Now The Road to Dune is a companion work comparable to The Silmarillion, shedding light on and following the remarkable development of the bestselling science fiction novel of all time.

In this fascinating volume, the world's millions of Dune fans can read--at long last--the unpublished chapters and scenes from Dune and Dune Messiah. The Road to Dune also includes some of the original correspondence between Frank Herbert and famed editor John W. Campbell, Jr., along with other correspondence during Herbert's years-long struggle to get his innovative work published, and the article "They Stopped the Moving Sands," Herbert's original inspiration for Dune.

The Road to Dune also features newly discovered papers and manuscripts of Frank Herbert, and Spice Planet, an original novel by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson, based on a detailed outline left by Frank Herbert.

The Road to Dune is a treasure trove of essays, articles, and fiction that every reader of Dune will want to add to their shelf.

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Duneworld is like the Empire and life itself: Regardless of what one sees on the surface, a clever investigator can uncover deeper and deeper layers of complexity.

—DR. BRYCE HAYNES,

planetary ecologist assigned to study Duneworld

When the Imperial ship arrived at Catalan’s main spaceport, the high rank and notoriety of the passenger told Jesse Linkam that the news must be important. The Emperor’s representative directed his transmission to the House Linkam "protocol office," demanding to be met with full honors, and without delay.

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“This collection of essays, stories, and selections from Herbert’s papers will certainly be high-priority reading for Dune fans. . . . Of particular interest are the communications between Herbert, John Campbell, and others during and after the release of Dune, and unpublished sequences from Dune and Dune Messiah. . . . Dune was a social and publishing phenomenon; it moved science fiction into general publishing (and marketing) awareness and spurred a wide public awareness of ecological balance. This account of its genesis should interest no only fans but also students of popular culture.”—Booklist on The Road to Dune

“One of the monuments of modern science fiction.”--Chicago Tribune on Dune

“I know nothing comparable to it except The Lord of the Rings.”--Arthur C. Clarke on Dune

“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. . . . An astonishing science fiction phenomenon.”--The Washington Post on Dune

“Powerful, convincing, and most ingenious.”--Robert A. Heinlein on Dune

“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 on Dune

“The kind of intricate plotting and philosophical musings that would make the elder Herbert proud.”--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Dune: The Butlerian Jihad

“Sit back and enjoy.”--Booklist on Dune: The Machine Crusade

Dune addicts will happily devour Herbert and Anderson’s spicy conclusion to their second prequel trilogy.”--Publishers Weekly on Dune:The Battle of Corrin

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Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson

Brian Herbert, the author of numerous novels and short stories, has been critically acclaimed by leading reviewers in the United States and around the world. The eldest son of science fiction superstar Frank Herbert, he, with Kevin J. Anderson, is the author of Hellhole and continues his father’s beloved Dune series with books including The Winds of Dune, House Atreides, Sandworms of Dune, among other bestsellers. He also wrote a biography of his father, Dreamer of Dune. Herbert graduated from high school at age 16, and then attended U.C. Berkeley, where he earned a B.A. in Sociology. Besides an author, Herbert has been an editor, business manager, board game inventor, creative consultant for television and collectible card games, insurance agent, award-winning encyclopedia salesman, waiter, busboy, maid and a printer. He and his wife once owned a double-decker London bus, which they converted into an unusual gift shop. Herbert and his wife, Jan, have three daughters. They live in Washington state.

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The Road to Dune
Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson

Mass Market Paperbound

Mass Market Paperbound
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Science Fiction
August 2006
Mass Market Paperbound
ISBN: 9780765353702
ISBN10: 0765353709
4 3/16 x 6 3/4 inches, 464 pages
$8.99

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
September 2005
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781593978051
ISBN10: 1593978057
Audio Run Time: 14:00
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Hardcover
Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
September 2005
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780765312952
ISBN10: 0765312956
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 496 pages
$25.95

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Tom Doherty Associates
Tor Books
June 2008
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429924917
ISBN10: 1429924918
496 pages
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