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Dune Messiah (original 1969; edition 1972)

by Frank Herbert

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Title:Dune Messiah
Authors:Frank Herbert
Info:New English Library (1972), Edition: 2, Paperback, 224 pages
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Tags:Science fiction, 20th century fiction, American author, Series: Dune, Published: 1969, Location: spare room - contemporary fiction

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There is a lot of meaningless pontificating. Ultimately, it seems that Paul's only goal is to find the best death for his wife. However, isolated parts of the narrative are well-told, especially the attacks on Paul. ( )
  themulhern | Jun 11, 2015 |
read this in NZ. Not quite as good as the first one, but still pretty well done. ( )
  smeisel | May 27, 2015 |
read this in NZ. Not quite as good as the first one, but still pretty well done. ( )
  smeisel | May 27, 2015 |
Not as good as Dune, because it seems like very little happens in it until the end - but it really sets the stage for the next book. ( )
  VincentDarlage | Jan 30, 2015 |
First off, I definitely see myself finishing this series now. I don't believe I've ever finished a series of books, but I think this will be the first. It's all true sci-fi love with me and this series.

The book started out incredibly slow, and there was a point where I was thinking of just dropping it to move on to something else. Once the final 150 pages hit though, the book started moving a lot faster, and became a lot more enjoyable. It wasn't nearly as engrossing for the bulk of the book as the original was, but I understand that to be because this was basically setting up for the third novel, which was supposed to be the finale.

If you intend on finishing the series, this one is definitely worth reading, as it gives you A LOT more insight to how the characters act and why they do what they do. On the other hand, if you do not intend on finishing the series, this book likely isn't worth that much of your time, as it is more of a builder than something that stands on its own.

In summation, while Godfather Part II this is not, it is still quite enjoyable and I look forward to finishing the rest of the series. ( )
  michplunkett | Jul 14, 2014 |
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Such a rich store pf myths enfolds Paul Muad'dib, the Mentat Emperor, and his sister, Alia, it is difficult to see the real persons behind these veils. But there were, after all, a man born Paul Atreides and a woman born Alia. Their flesh was subject to space and time. And even though their oracular powers placed them beyond the usual limits of time and space, they came from human stock. They experienced real events which left traces upon a real universe. To understand them, it must be seen that their catastrophe of all mankind. This work is dedicated, then, not to Muad'dib or his sister, but to thier heirs - to all of us.

---Dediction in the Muad'dib's Concordance as copied from The Tabia Memorium of the Mahdi Spirit Cult
There exists no seperation between gods and men; one blends softly casual into the other.

- Proverbs of Muad'dib
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Prologue: Dune is the planet Arrakis, an arid world of great deserts where life survives against terrifying odds.
Analysis of History: Muad'dib by Brons of Ix: Muad'dib's Imperial reign generated more historians than any other era in human history.
Despite the murderous nature of the plot he hoped to devise, the thoughts of Scytale, the Tleilaxu Face Dancer, returned again and again to rueful compassion.
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Interview with Bronso of IX ---


Q: What led you to take your particular approach to a history of Muad'dib?
A: Why should I answer your questions?
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AR 5.7, 11 Pts
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Arrakis, the desert planet called Dune, has been the site of a terrible war and the source of a merciless holy crusade that swept the Galaxy. All this has been the result of the ascension to absolute power of the man known as Muad'dib.
The unforgettable human drama at the center of the vast natural and political forces coming to bear on this vast natural and political forces coming to bear on this vast natural and political forces coming to bear on this unique planet is among the most moving in all of the literature of imagination..

Dune Messiah is the story of a man of overawing wisdom who finds himself subject to human - and more than human - frailties. It is a novel of high adventure and of philosophical and emotional depth.
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Talk, think, talk, think, talk;
conspiracies in deep space
while billions die.
(ed.pendragon)
Jihad, billions dead
Paul is blind but can see all
Submit to the sand

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0441172695, Mass Market Paperback)

Dune Messiah continues the story of the man Muad'dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to completion the centuries-old scheme to create a super-being.

"Brilliant...It is all that Dune was, and maybe a little bit more." --Galaxy Magazine

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:18 -0400)

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"Set on the desert planet Arrakis, a world fully as real and as rich as our own, Dune Messiah continues the story of the man Muad'dib, heir to a power unimaginable, bringing to completion the centuries-old scheme to create a superbeing."

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