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Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert

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
Collections:Your library, Use for recommendations
Tags:Science fiction, 20th century fiction, American author, Series: Dune, Published: 1969, Location: spare room - contemporary fiction

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Dune Messiah by Frank Herbert (1969)



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A huge let down compared to the first book. The book is downright boring, with lots of semi philosophical exposition and little action. The characters are all melodramatic and the evil plot is hilariously nonsensical. Toss in a cheesy and underwhelming ending, and you get a book that isn't worth reading. ( )
  brikis98 | Nov 11, 2015 |
I wonder if Herbert actually wrote the book he wanted to write, because I have to say that he didn't write the one I wanted him to write. ( )
  Lukerik | Oct 1, 2015 |
  rouzejp | Sep 2, 2015 |
I can't remember how many Dune sequels I read. Probably just the first. ( )
  joeydag | Jul 23, 2015 |
Quite different tone than the first book, but still a good read full of insight into human behaviorism. ( )
  kinwolf | Jul 6, 2015 |
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Frank Herbertprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Brumm, WalterTranslatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Di Fate, VincentCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Grace, GerryCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Hahn, Ronald M.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Jäger, SimonSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Pennington, BruceCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Rosenberg, MarianneSprechersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Schoenherr, JohnIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Siudmak, WojciechCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Stuyter, M.K.Translatorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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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.
Excerpts from the Death Cell
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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A shorter version of this book appeared in Galaxy Magazine for July-September, 1969
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Talk, think, talk, think, talk;
conspiracies in deep space
while billions die.
Jihad, billions dead
Paul is blind but can see all
Submit to the sand


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

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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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