It is eighty-three 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. 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.... At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Navigators of Dune is the climactic finale of the Great Schools of Dune trilogy, set 10,000 years before Frank Herbert's classic Dune. The story line tells the origins of the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood and its breeding program, the human-computer Mentats, and the Navigators (the Spacing Guild), as well as a crucial battle for the future of the human race, in which reason faces off against fanaticism. These events have far-reaching consequences that will set the stage for Dune, millennia later. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
In Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson's Mentats of Dune, the thinking machines have been defeated but the struggle for humanity's future continues. Gilbertus Albans has founded the Mentat School, a place where humans can learn the efficient techniques of thinking machines. But Gilbertus walks an uneasy line between his own convictions and compromises in order to survive the Butlerian fanatics, led by the madman Manford Torondo and his Swordmaster Anari Idaho. Mother Superior Raquella attempts to rebuild her Sisterhood School on Wallach IX, with her most talented and ambitious student, Valya Harkonnen, who also has another goal—to exact revenge on Vorian Atreides, the legendary hero of the Jihad, whom she blames for her family's downfall. Meanwhile, Josef Venport conducts his own war against the Butlerians. VenHold Spacing Fleet controls nearly all commerce thanks to the superior mutated Navigators that Venport has created, and he places a ruthless embargo on any planet that accepts Manford Torondo's anti-technology pledge, hoping to starve them into submission. But fanatics rarely surrender easily . . . The Mentats, the Navigators, and the Sisterhood all strive to improve the human race, but each group knows that as Butlerian fanaticism grows stronger, the battle will be to choose the path of humanity's future—whether to embrace civilization, or to plunge into an endless dark age. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
(The Butlerian Jihad, The Machine Crusade, The Battle of Corrin, Paul of Dune, The Winds of Dune, Sisterhood of Dune, Mentats of Dune, Navigators of Dune)
Author: Brian Herbert
This discounted ebundle includes Legends of Dune: The Butlerian Jihad, The Machine Crusade, The Battle of Corrin; Heroes of Dune: Paul of Dune, The Winds of Dune; Schools of Dune: Sisterhood of Dune, Mentats of Dune, Navigators of Dune Frank Herbert's Dune series is one of the great creations of imaginative literature, science fiction's answer to The Lord of the Rings. Brian Herbert–-Frank Herbert’s son–-and coauthor Kevin J. Anderson have continued the series, keeping the original author’s vision alive, bringing the saga to millions of new readers, and carrying on this brilliantly imaginative epic of high adventure, unforgettable characters, and immense scope. Tor books by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Dune Universe books by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Dreamer of Dune: The Biography of Frank Herbert by Brian Herbert The Butlerian Jihad The Machine Crusade The Battle of Corrin The Road to Dune by Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, and Kevin J. Anderson Hunters of Dune Sandworms of Dune Paul of Dune The Winds of Dune Sisterhood of Dune Mentats of Dune Navigators of Dune The Hellhole Trilogy by Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson Hellhole Hellhole Awakening Hellhole Inferno Other books The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma by Brian Herbert The Forgotten Heroes by Brian Herbert At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
"Airship adventures, mad science, court intrigue, and romance! Ged Maybury's Into the Heart of Varste is a a rollicking steampunk ride you don't want to miss." - David Lee Summers, author of Owl Dance Finally free of the feisty Firetail, our hero flies towards a promising new future, but the luckless Charm soon strikes again. A murderous monster, a masked mystery man, a master of miniaturisation, a bitter king, a lustful princess, and a fresh-faced girl-genius.Will he let love overwhelm him, while fending off all else?Join airship adventurer Rodney Hoverrim, familiar faces from Book One, and a host of brand new characters on a wild ride into the Dark Heart of Varste. "...Like Rodney Hoverrim's revamped airship, the second installment steps up a gear, with non-stop adventure (except when the butler fetches an occasional cup of tea) in this brilliantly imagined world where you will believe that not only whales but whole cities can fly.Into the Heart of Varste goes off with more bang than an overheated boiler in a secret laboratory..." - Simon Miller
Darrell Schweitzer interviews seventeen science fiction writers. Included are scintillating conversations with: George R. R. Martin, James Morrow, Jack Dann, Geoffrey A. Landis, Joe W. Haldeman, Zoran Zivkovic, Esther M. Friesner, Kristine Kathryn Rusch, Harry Turtledove, Gregory Frost, Tom Purdom, D. G. Compton, Robert J. Sawyer, Charles Stross, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, and Howard Waldrop.