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by Frank Herbert

  • ISBN: 0739446045
  • Author: Frank Herbert
  • ePub ver: 1622 kb
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  • Rating: 4.8 of 5
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 471
  • Publisher: Ace (1984)
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  • Category: Fantasy
  • Subcategory: Science Fiction
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Frank Herbert The All-Time Bestselling DUNE MASTERWORKS. Praise for the Dune Chronicles- the Bestselling Science Fiction Adventure of All Time. One of the monuments of modern science fiction. Appealing and gripping.

Herbert Frank Patrick. Heretics of Dune Frank Herbert When I was writing Dune. there was no room in my mind for concerns about the book's success or failure. I was concerned only with the writing. It was to be a story exploring the myth of.

Frank Herbert is the bestselling author of the Dune saga. He was born in Tacoma, Washington, and educated at the University of Washington, Seattle.

Published in 1965, Frank Herbert’s Dune is a classic science fiction novel about Paul Atreides. Paul is fifteen years old and is small for his age, but he is smart: he already sees the future in his dreams sometimes. House Atreides is preparing to leave its home of twenty-six generations, Castle Caladan, for Arrakis, a desert planet more commonly known as Dune. This planet is home to the spice, a substance that gives people a number of abilities, such as the ability to navigate safe routes through space.

Heretics of Dune is a 1984 science fiction novel by Frank Herbert, the fifth in his Dune series of six novels. It was ranked as the hardcover fiction best seller of 1984 by The New York Times. Fifteen hundred years have passed since the 3,500-year reign of the God Emperor Leto II Atreides ended with his assassination; humanity is firmly on the Golden Path, Leto's plan to save humanity from destruction.

Heretics of Dune book. Book five in Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune Chronicles-one of the most significant sagas in the history of literary science fiction. Leto Atreides, the God Emperor of Dune, is dead. In the fifteen hundred years since his passing, the Empire has fallen into ruin. The great Scattering saw millions abandon the crumbling civilization and spread out beyond the reaches of Book five in Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune Chronicles-one of the most significant sagas in the history of literary science fiction.

NBC interview with Frank Herbert. DUNE Author Frank Herbert on Environmentalism. He Said This in the 70's!

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Frank Herbert was an American author, and the creator of the Dune novels and its vast fictional universe. Herbert was born in Tacoma, Washington in 1920. From an early age he had literary ambitions, and worked as a journalist and a photographer before pursuing a career as a writer. His early work consisted of short science-fiction stories.

In Heretics of Dune, Frank Herbert takes us fifteen hundred years after the previous book and well over four thousand years beyond the original trilogy. The God Emperor is gone, the Atreides clan has faded from its former prominence, and, as always, there are a number of groups struggling for dominance. With so many specialized types of humans and prolonged lifespans, it is not overly surprising that civilization has not undergone any truly drastic changes since Leto II's transformation.
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HERETICS is the fifth of the six installments of the DUNE series Frank Herbert penned before his premature death in 1986, and it is not an easy book to review. The complexity of the universe he built, and the density of his writing, to say nothing of the intricacy (some might say turgidity) of the plot, almost defy a concise analysis, but here goes.

HERETICS takes place 1,500 years after the events of GOD EMPEROR OF DUNE. Leto II is long dead and his empire has broken up into a loose series of overlapping confederations with no real central authority. Remnants of the Old Empire -- the Bene Gesserit sisterhood, the Bene Tleilax confederacy, the Spacing Guild, the machine-builders of Ix, and the Fish Speakers -- still exist, but enfeebled, in competition with each other, and with none playing a dominant role. So when aggressive forces from the Scattering -- the great migration of humanity beyond the boundaries of the known universe, which occurred after Leto II's death -- begin to return to the core planets from which they fled fifteen centuries before, there is not much to stand in their way. These forces, called Honored Matres, are a sort of twisted offshoot of the Bene Gesserit; a massive sisterhood whose members possess extraordinary physical and mental powers, but who are vicious, arrogant, amoral and bent on subjugating everyone in their path. The story revolves around the efforts of the Bene Gesserit to resist this invasion while simultaneously investigating a mysterious occurrence on the planet Arrakis -- now called Rakis -- involving a young girl named Sheanna with the seeming power to communicate and command the spiceworms there. On top of this, the sisters are trying to prevent the assassination of their "ghola," Duncan Idaho, the perennial character of the DUNE series (some version of him appears in all 5,000 years of the story's history), who they intend to breed with Sheanna. To this end they bring their Mentat-warrior, Miles Teg, a descendant of House Atriedes, out of retirement to protect Duncan and awaken his pre-death memories. In the mean time, the sly and mysterious Tleilaxu, who need to be courted as allies against the Honored Matres, have, as always, plans of their own, plans which must be reconciled with those of the Bene Gesserit if the "whores of the Scattering" are to be defeated.

If all this sounds nebulous and complicated, it is. Herbert's universe, 5,000 years after the events of the first book, is still a complicated and intrigue-ridden place, full of economic, political and religious forces of every kind, not to mention what he once called "stacked treacheries." Unlike the original book, however, everyone's motives are so well-hidden that even the reader is often left guessing as to their final goals. The pace of the book is uneven, and some of the chapters are over-written and waste too much time on needless description or self-indulgent internal monologues. In many ways, however, this book represents a welcome semi-return to Herbert's original form. The trouble with DUNE MESSIAH, CHILDREN OF DUNE and GOD EMPEROR OF DUNE was the ever-increasing sluggishness and complexity of his prose writing and dialogue, which became so mystical, pompous and unclear in meaning as to be almost unreadable. The characters spoke in riddles and epigrams, trading non-sequiturs with each other while plunging into deep metaphysical internal monologues. Whenever a man is as deliberately mysterious as Herbert was with GOD EMPEROR, I always wonder if in fact he has anything to say at all. But HERETICS features more action, better dialogue, and more general clarity than any other book since the original DUNE. It's true he makes the Bene Gesserit too powerful, with the result that the enemies who are supposed to be so fearful -- the Tlielaxu and the Honored Matres -- aren't as menacing as Herbert intends -- but you can't have everything. I still maintain that Herbert's original universe was more interesting than anything he came up with later, especially in terms of the characters, and he never again achieved that particular genius of prose he rose to in the first book, but at least here he pulled largely away from the god-awful, soggy pseudo-philosophy that ruined the others.
This is book five in the Dune series. It takes place a few millennia after the events in book four. This book is more action based than the previous one. Dune now called Rakis, it has returned to being a desert planet due to the re-emergence of the sandtrout, an organism critical to the development of sandworms, because Dune's most famous lifeform is no longer extinct, the return of the all-important spice to the planet.

The empire fell into chaos before the return of the sandworms, due to the scarcity of spice. This created the "Scattering" in which much of the population sought the extreme edges of the universe to find other sources of spice or to expand the location of humanity. As the book opens, many people have returned but the exodus had changed them. There is also a new force to deal with in the guise of the Honored Matres. They are very similar to the Bene Gesserit but the Matres use sex as a weapon and force of rule.

Duncan Idaho was the swordmaster of Duke Leto centuries earlier. As if raising him from the dead, the Bene Gesserit have been using gholas, or clones, of Duncan through the years. But the Tleilaxu, a race which creates gholas, have always assassinated the Duncan Idaho gholas before they reach full adulthood. However,the Bene Gesserit now have an elaborate plan in place to protect the most recent reincarnation of their ghola.

In the meantime, on Rakis, a child is discovered by the priests that can control the sandworms. The Bene Gesserit hear of this and immediately take over Rakis in the hopes of controlling the young girl. The Honored Matres also find this out and seek to destroy the ghola and the girl and Rakis. Needless to say, this is the setup for battles to be fought and destinies to be determined. Many entangled plots resolve into an outcome that makes this book yet another great adventure in the Duneverse created by Frank Herbert.
I'm really very disappointing to the point of being angry. I felt tugged between extreme boredom and some very very well written moments between characters. I grew very impatient with the back and fourth in every chapter and then getting into it only to have the story fizz out like a balloon with no pop. Pissed me the hell off honestly. I'm reading the sample of Chapter house to see if I can get over this and read the last of the Herbert books before his son took over. God Emperor Dune was such a perfect and genius piece of science fiction. It resonated with me for years. To go from that to this is utterly frustrating. Maybe if they had published both Chapter House and Heretics in one I might have had less to moan about. We shall see how Chapter house goes.
This book was by far my favorite in the series. I was sad to have finished it, the characters were so real and honest and inspiring in their humanity or lack of it. Miles Teg was a man i wish i could have known. Mr Herbert's grasp of so many disciplines, politics, science, metaphysics, culture and psychology is without match in weaving together an epic story.

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