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- ISBN: 9781429949767 (e-book)
- ISBN: 9780765322746 (hardback)
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Tor, 2014.
|Summary, etc.:||"The sequel to Sisterhood 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"--|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2014 April #1
The collaborative expansion of the Dune universe continues its intelligent exploration of the era of the Butlerian jihad against computers. The focus here is on Gilbertus Albans and his Mentat School, intended to create a group of humans whose minds will function as the equivalent of computers. The Navigators' Guild and the Sisterhood are already working along the same lines and attracting every form of opposition from the Butlerian fanatics, from harrassment up to interstellar invasions. Thrown in for good measure is one Valya Harkonnen, who has sworn to bring down Albans and all his works in revenge for the damage he caused to her family. (The Harkonnens don't seem to forgive easily.) The saga continues to embroider the original works with intelligence and imagination and also a stronger role for women, although with each successive volume, it runs into the problem of new readers who don't know the backstory. Good for any collection where the saga has a readership. Copyright 2014 Booklist Reviews.
BRIAN HERBERT, the son of Frank Herbert, is the author of multiple New York Times bestsellers. In 2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, a moving biography of his father that was nominated for the Hugo Award. His other novels include Man of Two Worlds (written with Frank Herbert), Sudanna Sudanna, and The Little Green Book of Chairman Rahma.
KEVIN J. ANDERSON has written dozens of national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Readers' Choice Award. His critically acclaimed original novels include the ambitious space opera series The Saga of Seven Suns, including The Dark Between the Stars, as well as the Terra Incognita fantasy epic with its two accompanying rock CDs. He also set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.
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