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Princess of Dune

Dune Universe

Kevin J. Anderson
Brian Herbert

Set two years before Dune: Princess of Dune is the never-before-told story of two key women in the life of Paul Muad'Dib--Princess Irulan, his wife in name only, and Paul's true love, the Fremen Chani. Both women become central to Paul's galaxy-spanning Imperial reign.

Raised in the Imperial court and born to be a political bargaining chip, Irulan was sent at an early age to be trained as a Bene Gesserit Sister. As Princess Royal, she also learned important lessons from her father--the Padishah Emperor Shaddam Corrino IV. Now of marriageable age, Princess Irulan sees the machinations of the many factions vying for power--the Bene Gesserit Sisterhood, the Spacing Guild, the Imperial throne, and a ruthless rebellion in the Imperial military. The young woman has a wise and independent streak and is determined to become much more than a pawn to be moved about on anyone's gameboard.

Meanwhile, on Arrakis, Chani--the daughter of Liet-Kynes, the Imperial Planetologist who serves under the harsh rule of House Harkonnen--is trained in the Fremen mystical ways by an ancient Reverend Mother. Brought up to believe in her father's ecological dream of a green Arrakis, she follows Liet around to Imperial testing stations, surviving the many hazards of desert life. Chani soon learns the harsh cost of Fremen dreams and obligations under the oppressive boot heel of the long Harkonnen occupation.

Sands of Dune

Dune Universe

Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson

Collected for the first time, these three previously unpublished Dune novellas by bestselling authors Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson shine a light upon the darker corners of the Dune universe. Spanning space and time, Sands of Dune is essential reading for any fan of the series.

The world of Dune has shaped an entire generation of science fiction. From the sand blasted world of Arrakis, to the splendor of the imperial homeworld of Kaitain, readers have lived in a universe of treachery and wonder.

Now, these stories expand on the Dune universe, telling of the lost years of Gurney Halleck as he works with smugglers on Arrakis in a deadly gambit for revenge; inside the ranks of the Sardaukar as the child of a betrayed nobleman becomes one of the Emperor's most ruthless fighters; a young firebrand Fremen woman, a guerrilla fighter against the ruthless Harkonnens, who will one day become Shadout Mapes.

Tales of Dune: Expanded Edition

Dune Universe

Brian Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson

Frank Herbert's magnificent Dune saga sprawls across countless planets and tens of millennia. Brian Herbert and Kevin J. Anderson have written thirteen international bestselling novels set in this epic universe. But the wealth of material leaves many side tales or interesting ideas that can be told, hors d'oeuvres to accompany the exotic main course. Sometimes, a short story is exactly what's needed.

Tales of Dune collects eight of Herbert and Anderson's Dune short stories, ranging from the period of the Butlerian Jihad, to the time of young Paul Atreides, to a story set during the events of the novel Dune, to the very end of Frank Herbert's future history. These are the missing pieces in the epic of Dune.

This edition is an expanded edition of the 2011 ebook published by WordFire Press. New material consists of the story "Red Plague" and the essays introducing each story.

Table of Contents:

  • i - Introduction (Tales of Dune: Expanded Edition) - essay
  • 2 - Hunting Harkonnens Introduction - essay
  • 4 - Hunting Harkonnens - [Legends of Dune] - (2002) - novelette
  • 45 - Whipping Mek Introduction - essay
  • 46 - Whipping Mek - [Legends of Dune] - (2003) - short story
  • 66 - The Faces of a Martyr Introduction - essay
  • 68 - The Faces of a Martyr - [Legends of Dune] - (2004) - short story (variant of The Faces of a Martyr: A Tale of the Butlerian Jihad)
  • 93 - Red Plague Introduction - essay
  • 94 - Red Plague - [Schools of Dune] - (2016) - short story
  • 114 - Wedding Silk Introduction - essay
  • 115 - Wedding Silk - [Heroes of Dune] - (2011) - short fiction
  • 131 - A Whisper of Caladan Seas Introduction - essay
  • 132 - A Whisper of Caladan Seas - [Dune] - (1999) - short story
  • 162 - Sea Child Introduction - essay
  • 163 - Sea Child - [Dune] - (2011) - short story (variant of Sea Child: A Tale of Dune 2006)
  • 184 - Treasure in the Sand Introduction - essay
  • 185 - Treasure in the Sand - [Dune Sequels] - (2006) - short story

The Road to Dune

Dune Universe

Frank Herbert
Kevin J. Anderson
Brian Herbert

Frank Herbert's Dune is widely known as the science fiction equivalent of The Lord of the Rings. 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.

Herein, the worlds millions of Dune fans can now read at long last unpublished chapters and scenes from Dune and Dune Messiah. The Road to Dune also includes correspondence between Frank Herbert and famed editor, John W. Campbell, Jr.; excerpts from Herbert's correspondence during his 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 features Spice Planet, an original sixty-two thousand-word 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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