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  • ISBN: 9780765312952 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0765312956 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: 494 p. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Tor, 2005.

Content descriptions

General Note: "A Tom Doherty Associates book."
Formatted Contents Note: Spice planet, part I -- Spice planet, part II -- "They stopped the moving sands" -- The letters of Dune -- Unpublished scenes and chapters from Dune and Dune messiah -- Scenes from Frank Herbert's draft film script of Dune -- "Dune : a whisper of Caladan seas" -- "Dune : hunting Harkonnens" -- "Dune : whipping mek" -- "Dune : the faces of a martyr."
Summary, etc.: A fan's companion to the science fiction classic includes essays; a correspondence between the author and his famous editor; the article "They Stopped the Moving Sands," which inspired the novel; and the short work "Spice Planet."

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2005 September #1
    This collection of essays, stories, and selections from Herbert's papers will certainly be high-priority reading for Dune fans. It includes two versions of Spice Planet, an unpublished novel containing many elements that later appeared in Dune, but that is a separate story. 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interest are the communications between Herbert, John Campbell, and others during and after the release of Dune and unpublished sequences from Dune and Dune Messiah. The collection also includes four short stories laid in the Butlerian Jihad era. Dune was a social and publishing phenomenon; it moved sf into general publishing (and marketing) awareness and spurred a wide public awareness of ecological balance. This account of its genesis should interest fans and students of popular culture. ((Reviewed September 1, 2005)) Copyright 2005 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Frank Herbert is widely considered to be the greatest of all science fiction writers. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle. In 1952, Herbert began publishing science fiction, but he was not considered a writer of major stature until the 1965 publication of Dune. Dune Messiah, Children of Dune, God Emperor of Dune, Heretics of Dune, and Chapterhouse: Dune followed, completing the saga that the Chicago Tribune would call "one of the monuments of modern science fiction." Herbert is also the author of some twenty other books, including The Eyes of Heisenberg, The Dosadi Experiment, and The Green Brain. Frank Herbert passed away in 1986.

Brian Herbert, the son of Frank Herbert, is a multiple New York Times bestseller in his own right. He is the winner of several literary honors and has been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula Awards. His science fiction novels include Sidney's Comet; Sudanna, Sudanna; The Race for God; and Man of Two Worlds (written with Frank Herbert). In 2003, he published Dreamer of Dune, a Hugo Award-nominated biography of his father.

Kevin J. Anderson has written dozens of national bestsellers and has been nominated for the Nebula Award, the Bram Stoker Award, and the SFX Reader's Choice Award. His many original novels, including Captain Nemo, Hopscotch, and Hidden Empire, have received praise from critics everywhere. He has set the Guinness-certified world record for the largest single-author book signing.

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.

Subject: Science fiction Authorship
Dune (Imaginary place)
Science fiction
Dune (Imaginary place)
Science fiction Authorship
Dune (Imaginary place) Literary collections
Genre: Literary collections.
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